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Ms. Nobles from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Touching Student Lives with Art Supplies

My students need art supplies, including paints, brushes, colored pencils and pastels for art in the classroom (which will be incorporated on a weekly basis).

  • $494 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2014.

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My Students

I remember the feeling of pride and excitement as I brought my latest art project home to show my mom. My kids are missing out on the opportunity to make something they are proud of. This year, we are able to incorporate art in the classroom on a weekly basis, but do not have any supplies!

My school is an inner-city school, where 85% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

Many of them are neighborhood kids, but some travel from other parts of the city to come to school each day. They are motivated students, despite the fact that many of them deal with issues at home that make their days quite difficult. Unfortunately, our school does not have the funding necessary for an art program, and our students are lacking the opportunity to be creative and express themselves. This year, the district is encouraging teachers to incorporate art in their own classrooms each week, but many teachers (like myself) do not have any art supplies to use in order lead art projects. My second graders truly love being able to create something wonderful of their own, but have been limited to the use of crayons due to lack of funding. They would be thrilled to explore new mediums like paint and pastels, and would be able to display and take home work that they are excited about and proud of!

My Project

Each week, we will have art class in the classroom. My students need art supplies, including paints, brushes, colored pencils and pastels for art in the classroom (which will be incorporated on a weekly basis). Students will use the resources to create works of art. Projects will allow students to explore multiple media, ranging from colored pencil to paints and more. We will also incorporate learning background knowledge about famous artists to increase motivation while working with the resources on projects of our own. Students will learn different art terminology and strategies as they are working with the resources as well. All art projects will be displayed in the hallways for other students and teachers to enjoy before they are taken home to share with families.

With the increasing demands of standardized testing and other necessary curriculum, little time is left to let students explore their creativity throughout the day.

These resources will allow students to have art in the classroom, giving them a chance to be creative and express themselves. They will be able to develop art skills that they haven't been able to be introduced to, as we do not have an art program at our school currently.

Ms. Nobles
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 42 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sargent Art 22-7251 50-Count Assorted Colored Pencils • Amazon $12.56 7 $87.92
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon $6.24 10 $62.40
School Smart Tempera Paint - Pints - Set of 12 - Assorted Colors • Amazon $30.05 2 $60.10
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Stubby Flat Paint Brushes, 10/Set, Assorted Colors (73290) • Amazon $7.99 4 $31.96
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Pencils, #2 HB, Yellow, Box of 96 (13882) • Amazon $15.02 2 $30.04
Paper Mate 70521 Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, Large 12-Pack • Amazon $6.89 4 $27.56
Reeves Assorted 12-Milliliter Watercolor Paint, 18-Pack • Amazon $13.56 2 $27.12
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Wiggle Eyes, Peel'n Stick, Black, Assorted Sizes, 100/Bag (64530) • Amazon $7.28 3 $21.84
Darice D880018 Kids Brushes in Canister 144-Piece Canister • Amazon $16.64 1 $16.64
Plaid CS11203 Mod Podge All-in-1 Glue Set, 32-Ounce, Gloss • Amazon $12.28 1 $12.28

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