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Ms. Peterson from Fairbanks AK is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2nd Grade Geniuses at Work

My students need lap trays, bouncy bands, stools, trays, and art supplies to allow them to complete projects that demonstrate their learning.

  • $999 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I haven't met this year's class yet! They'll join me on August 16th. I'll be teaching 2nd grade again at a Title One school. There will certainly be kids from many different backgrounds. There will also certainly be a large range of incomes, from middle class to lower income kids, some in public housing and potentially also students whose families are homeless.

My school is a truly a community school.

We are also known for being a welcoming and caring place where kids and families feel accepted and nurtured. Our school motto is "love, kindness and respect," and once you visit us it's easy to see why.

My Project

I am so excited to give my kids some new options for seating and working in the classroom. This year I'm adding a genius hour in my second grade classroom. I can't wait to see the kids use their new stools and clipboards. They'll be able to move around the room to work on projects of their choice that support their learning in many subject areas.

Genius hour will involve students choosing projects that interest them!

I'll be able to provide the kids with the materials they need to complete their projects. They'll be able to use their new art materials to show their knowledge of content. The kids will also get some of the rich sensory experience that sometimes low-income kids miss out on. I can't wait!

Ms. Peterson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sakura XEP16 16-Piece Cray-Pas Junior Artist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set • Amazon Business $2.63 28 $73.64
Prang Washable Watercolor Set, 8 Assorted Colors, Includes Brush (80525) • Amazon Business $2.39 28 $66.92
Activity Plastic Tray - art + crafts organizer tray, serving tray, great for crafts, beads, orbeez water beads, painting (SET OF 8 - Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $20.99 3 $62.97
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $53.37 1 $53.37
Homebi Lap Desk Tray Table Laptop Stand Portable Bed Desk Breakfast Tray for Bed Couch and Sofa with MDF Top Board and Foldable Metal Legs (9.65"H, White Oak) • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Bouncy Chair Bands (12-Pack)-Fidget Resistance Chair Bands for Kids with Sensory Needs-Kicking Improves Concentration for Students with Autism ADHD SPD, for School Chairs Desk Classroom • Amazon Business $24.87 2 $49.74
Shrinky Dinks Creative Pack 10 Sheets Frosted Ruff n' Ready • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
Yupo Paper L21-YUP197W912 White Sheets (10 Pack), 9" x 12" • Amazon Business $14.53 3 $43.59
Letter Size Clipboards 9'' x 12.5'' Standard Clip Hardboard (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
New Star Foodservice 24364 Fast Food Tray, 10 by 14-Inch, Blue, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
Inovart Puzzle-It 12-Piece Blank Puzzle, 24 Puzzles Per Package, 5-1/2" x 8", White • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Inovart Cardboard "Wide Notch" 6-1/2" x 13" Looms • Amazon Business $17.44 2 $34.88
Creativity Street Deluxe Brush Assortment, 24 Pack (AC5134) • Amazon Business $16.43 2 $32.86
Sargent Art 22-6006 6-Count 8-Ounce Watercolor Magic Set • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Arteza Kids Premium Tempera Paint Set, Flourescent, Glow in The Dark, Glitter, Metallic & Neon Colors (24 Colors x 2 oz Each) • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Crayola 23-2412 Model Magic Naturals, 2 Lbs. • Amazon Business $21.40 1 $21.40
YGDZ Top Quality 12 Pack Early Learning Mini Flower Sponge Painting Brushes Craft Brushes Set for Kids Shipping by FBA • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Sargent Art Plastilina Modeling Clay, 5-Pound, Cream • Amazon Business $16.56 1 $16.56
Sargent Art Plastilina Modeling Clay, 5-Pound, Terracotta • Amazon Business $16.56 1 $16.56
Durable Loom Warp Thread (Natural/off white), 8/4 Warp Yarn (800 YARDS), Perfect for weaving: carpet, tapestry, rug, blanket or pattern - Warping thread for ANY LOOM • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Sargent Art Plastilina Modeling Clay, 5-Pound, Gray • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Jacquard Lumiere Exciter Pack .5oz 9/Pkg • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39

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