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Ms. Porter from Detroit MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fine Imagination

My students need art materials, play money and more that allow them to get their fine motor skills in motion.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on November 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My pre-K students come into our classroom every day looking forward to a new learning opportunity. One of their favorite parts of the day is called small group time. During this time, students work alongside 8 other students and me to develop their kindergarten readiness skills.

I expose them to different types of student-friendly activities that tap into the 7 domains of early childhood development.

These domains are gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive, social-emotional, adaptive and moral.

I want my students to have a positive view of school and to feel successful in the grades to come. I teach at a Title I school in a large city in Michigan where almost all of my students are living at or below the poverty line. Many of my students had no prior experiences with basic kindergarten readiness skills before entering my classroom. Despite their struggles, my students deserve the best classroom environment, one that allows them to blossom in the previously mentioned areas.

My Project

My Pre-K students require materials that will help develop their fine motor skills. Most inner city students lack this skill entering into preschool due to the lack of exposure to such materials in their home environment. Students will continue to exercise their small muscles by creating their own works of art using various materials such as: glue, wiggle eyes, jewelry rings and paper. I also ordered wallets and play money for this project.

These materials will help improve my student's fine motor, imagination, counting, language, creative arts and hand-eye coordination skills.

They will be used during small group times and also made available during individual work times. Items were selected in hopes of continuing to support my students' creativity.

Your generous donation will provide opportunities for my students to build life-long skills. With the mastery of these skills, the students in my class will feel successful in school at a young age.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLUE ALL NEW IMPROVED 1.25 OZ PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $17.25 2 $34.50
PLAY WALLET WITH MONEY - SET OF 73 • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
MINI MONEY KIT • School Specialty $13.98 1 $13.98
WIGGLE EYES JUMBO BLACK PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $12.99 1 $12.99
WIGGLE EYES ASST SIZE/COLORS SET OF 1000 • School Specialty $12.77 1 $12.77
JEWELRY FINDINGS KEY RINGS • School Specialty $4.25 2 $8.50
MARKER FINE LINE SCHOOL SMART METALLIC SET OF 8 • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
CERTIFICATES BLANK 8 1/2X11 GOLD RIBBON SET OF 50 • School Specialty $5.67 1 $5.67
PAPER ART ROLL SCHOOL SMART FADE RESISTANT 36''X30' BRIGHT GREEN • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
PAPER ART ROLL SCHOOL SMART FADE RESISTANT 36''X30' CANARY YELLOW • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60
PAPER ART ROLL SCHOOL SMART FADE RESISTANT 36''X30' BRIGHT BLUE • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60

Materials cost

$136.41

Vendor shipping charges

$13.64

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.14

Total project goal

$214.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.24

3 Donors

-$184.10

Donations toward project cost

-$173.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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