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Mrs. Gutierrez from El Paso TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Color to Enhance Learning

Help me give my students craft supplies, research has shown that when students draw while learning, their brain focuses on what they are learning; in which physical and mental development will improve!

  • $167 goal

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My Students

I teach 2nd Grade at an Elementary which is a title 1 school located on the border of El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. What I love most about my little scholars is their willingness to be open minded when it comes to learning something new!

I have a very diverse group of little scholars that are always anxious to learn something new and always ready to teach me something new as well!

My group of little scholars are extra special because I have the pleasure of having Tigua Native Americans and Hispanics in my class! This dynamic duo is awesome because each of them brings a piece of their culture to our classroom which makes the learning not only engaging for them but also memorable.

My Project

Color can be very effective in a learning and education setting. Research has shown that color is believed to be the most important visual experience to the human brain. It has been proven that color can improve recognition by up to 80%!

One of the subject areas that would be most impacted if this project was funded would be Science.

On a daily basis my students use their Interactive Student Notebooks to take notes and draw pictures of the topic we are discussing. As an example, this past week our focus in science was weather patterns and clothes that would be suitable to wear depending on what the weather is like. As a class we used our artistic skills to draw different types of weather and an example of ourselves and how we would be dressed. Students were limited to adding color to their pictures due to lack of supplies. I believe that with color, my lessons would have more of an impact on my students.

With this project I would like to provide my students with the tools necessary to create a more colorful Interactive Student Notebook in which they will be able to make notes and draw pictures that correlate to their notes in color. With this project I believe my students will benefit because they will each have their own set of markers and other tools to use!

Mrs. Gutierrez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Color Swell Washable Markers Bulk Pack 36 Sets 8 Count Vibrant Colors 288 Total Perfect Bulk Pack for Teachers, Kids and Classrooms • Amazon Business $46.99 1 $46.99
Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
420 pcs Super Hilarious Reward Stickers for Teachers, Positive Meme Reward Stickers Come in Envelope, 21 Unique Design Animal Stickers, Incentive Stickers for Today's Generation by Sonun • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Crayola Fine Line Markers Adult Coloring Set, Gift Age 12+ - 40 Count • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Pentel Color Pen, Set of 36, Assorted (S360-36) • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78

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