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Mrs. Decatur from South Bend IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Make Our Stories Come ALIVE!

Help me give my students tools to help them create stories with claymation and by making movies with a green screen. Students love to work around the room. Clipboards will help them to write as they move freely.

  • $360 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been out of the classroom for 10 years. Coming back to teach 5th graders at an arts magnet school has been exciting. However, all of the art projects and lessons I've created, I've had to fund myself.

My classroom is full of students who love to learn and are grateful for learning experiences.

They are inquisitive, cooperative, and LOVE to move around the room throughout the day. Learning by creating, acting, doing are important to them. My students are eager to start creating. They make coming to school a joy. Thank you for your support!

My Project

Creating characters in 3D with clay and then make the setting will help students to see the elements of their story. These lessons motivate 5th graders to create and use their imagination.

I've led the TV announcement team in other schools, and a green screen is key to taking students to places all around the world.

The ideas for a green screen are endless. Students can act out their favorite stories and paragraphs that they have written. We are living in a digital world and students need to practice and understand digital literacy.

Clipboards will allow students to move around the room while working.

Classrooms are always in need of pencils and a pencil sharpener that works. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Decatur
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asery Polymer Clay Tools 19Pcs Modeling Clay tools set Ball Styluses Tool Clay Wooden Dotting Tools with Storage Case For Pottery Modeling Clay Sculpture • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
Jovi Plastilina Reusable and Non-Drying Modeling Clay; 1.75 oz. Bars, Set of 30, 2 Each of 15 Colors, Perfect for Arts and Crafts Projects • Amazon Business $26.95 2 $53.90
LimoStudio Photo Video Studio 10Ft Adjustable Muslin Background Backdrop Support System Stand, AGG1112 • Amazon Business $35.10 1 $35.10
Emart Green Backdrop Background Screen 10 x 15 ft Muslin Photo Video Backdrop Studio, 4 x Backdrop Clamp Included • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Trade Quest, Letter Size Clipboards, Low Profile Clip, Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Heavy Duty Muslin Clamps 4 1/2 inch 6 Pack • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39

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