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Mrs. E. from Willmar MN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There Is NO Wrong Way to Do Art

Help me give my students experience in using different art mediums in an elementary school that no longer offers art as a course for students. Art is a magical thing.

  • $454 goal

This project expired on November 7, 2019.

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My Students

My 5th-grade students come from many different cultural and economic backgrounds in a high poverty rural public school. This gives the students the opportunity to view diversity as the norm in their classroom. As the emphasis of testing becomes more and more dominant in the classroom, students are often not exposed to visual arts. When a teacher is able to fit an art lesson in, the supplies are very limited.

My students look forward to learning the elements of art and creating their own masterpieces.

Students are able to express themselves in a unique way as well as calm their minds and bodies.

My Project

Students will learn the basic elements of art. They will create works of art to be displayed in the classroom and hallways.

My school no longer offers an art class taught by a licensed art teacher.

Funding for art supplies is not budgeted for teachers, therefore, students miss out on exposure to basic art principals. As an elementary teacher, I do my best to not just make crafts with students and teach them about the basic elements of art. This proves difficult without a supply budget. Art can enrich all subjects therefore, it is essential to tie art to all subjects.

Mrs. E.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCILS COLORED FANTASIA SET OF 288 • School Specialty $95.13 1 $95.13
PAINT WATERCOLOR WASH PRANG 16 COLORS OVAL W/BRUSH • School Specialty $2.90 25 $72.50
MARKER SHARPIE EXTREME FINE BLACK PACK OF 36 • School Specialty $49.69 1 $49.69
MARKER SHARPIE BLACK ULTRA FINE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $10.42 3 $31.26
ERASER PENTEL HI-POLYMER SMALL PACK OF 48 • School Specialty $27.47 1 $27.47
PAPER DRAWING WHITE 12X18 50 LB REAM • School Specialty $16.25 1 $16.25
PAPER NEWSPRINT 12X18 WHITE REAM • School Specialty $9.22 1 $9.22

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