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Mr. Mann from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Water Animals and the Arts

My students need art supplies to expand on their scientific observations.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Kindergarten in a beautifully culturally/racially/linguistically diverse, low-income, high-need public school.

Almost all of my twenty-four students are English Language Learners, and all of my students are courageous, enthusiastic learners who love to take on new challenges.

They create all day long: stories, paintings, buildings and more. They are so proud of their work and love to share their work and learning.

My kids have boundless energy and enthusiasm for learning, and they rise to every challenge they are given. They thrive with activities that are fun, hands-on, and meaningful.

My Project

My students are deeply captivated by the discoveries they make in our science center- watching snails slide, worms wiggle, seeds sprout, and caterpillars turn to chrysalids. After my students witness these marvels, I encourage them to share these observations with others, to both promote the joy of scientific discovery and to help them use new academic science vocabulary in a meaningful context. Currently, they use photos or drawings to record their observations. With the support of this project, my students can take these scientific renderings a step into abstraction using watercolor and printmaking to express their understandings through art.

Through this project, students will learn how science and discovery inspire art and how art can fuel the desire to investigate the scientific world through a new lens.

Your donation and support will open up a series of rich pathways between art and science for my students. As we know about kids, and adults too, we never forget what we learn with pleasure. Help us unlock the the art of science and the science of art!

Mr. Mann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
00306-0059-Prang Watercolor Refills - Oval, pkg of 12 Assorted colors, Half Pans • Blick Art Materials $25.80 2 $51.60
40113-1010-Scratch-Art Rubber Brayer - 2-1/2", Hard • Blick Art Materials $4.23 6 $25.38
PRINTING PLATE FOAM 4X6 PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $10.00 1 $10.00
10609-3106-Blick Studio Tracing Paper Pad - 12" x 18", 100 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $6.29 1 $6.29
40305-9507-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Silver, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-5117-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Turquoise, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-3007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Red, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-4507-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Orange, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-5007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Blue, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-4037-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Dark Yellow, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-4057-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Gold, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-3047-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Magenta, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-4007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Yellow, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-3017-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Light Red, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-1007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - White, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-2007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Black, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-6507-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Violet, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-7007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Green, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68
40305-8007-Blick Water-Soluble Block Printing Ink - Brown, 5 oz Tube • Blick Art Materials $5.68 1 $5.68

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