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Mrs. Coleman from Glendale AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonderful Clay Projects!

My students need 250 LBs of clay, 18 rolling pins to roll out and flatten clay, and two class sets of Boxwood Clay tools to manipulate the cla.

  • $394 goal

This project expired on March 16, 2016.

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My Students

Every morning is different for me since I am an Art Teacher for about 469 students. All of my students really want to do clay this school year. I want to be able to give the students the opportunity to learn hand building skills, and to create an clay project that they would treasure.

There are about 700 students at the school.

We are lucky to have two art teachers at my school, so I only teach about 469 students. I have about 23 different class, Kindergarten through 6th grade. All of the students that I have for my art classes are very kind, responsible, and considerate students, and always willing to help out their teachers or other students. They will also always will to go the extra mile! They love coming to art class and creating different types of media in the art room. My students make teaching fun, and I would love to give them the opportunity to use clay during the school year.

My Project

My students need 250 LBs of clay, 18 rolling pins to roll out and flatten clay, and two class sets of Boxwood Clay tools to manipulate the clay. Since I do teach K- 6th grade art classes, it would be a wide range of different types of art projects. My kindergarten and 1st grade classes would be learning how to make Clay Pinch Pots. They will focus on their fine motor skills. 2nd grade classes would be learning a more advanced Clay Fish Pinch Pots. This pinch pot would have more details and decorations then the kindergarten. 3rd and 4th grade classes would be learning Clay Pinch Pot Cupcakes. Again this project too would have more focus on adding details and designs. 5th grade classes would make Egyptian Sarcophagus. The students would learn how to coil and create slabs. 6th grade classes would make clay treasure boxes with slabs and coils. All of the grade levels would align with the following state standards: S1C2 PO1: Use materials, tools, and techniques in his or her own artwork by identifying and experimenting with materials, tools, and techniques appropriately and expressively in his or her own artwork.

There are multiple benefits for the students being able to use clay in the art classroom.

The younger students will get to develop and refine their fine motor skills and sensory development which will help in the long term education of our students. Students are able to also acquire basic problem solving skills such as if their project develops a hole and how to fix it. It is also a project that they become proud of and take home and treasure and remember forever.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rolling Pin - 8", Wooden • Blick Art Materials $5.36 18 $96.48
Nasco White Earthenware Clay • Nasco $22.80 5 $114.00
Boxwood Clay Tools - Set of 38, 6" • Blick Art Materials $29.74 2 $59.48
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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