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Mrs. Hersey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Art Art Art, We Love Art!

My students need paint, brushes, and creative supplies to create wonderful artwork that will be treasured for years to come.

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I ask them, "Who is ready to play?" and they reply, "We are!" We play to learn and I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

Young children are avid STEM investigators, eager to explore and invent.

Leading economists concur that high-quality early education makes dollars and sense; an analysis of the economic impact of the Apalachicola Pre-K program showed a 7% to 10% per year return on investment based on increased school and career achievement.

I teach at a Title I school in Florida where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of my students receive backpack food on the weekend. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day.

My Project

Art Art Art! Pre-K loves art! We are asking for your help to give our students the much needed art supplies for this coming school year. We need paint, paint brushes, washable ink pads, card stock, and beads to help our students learn much needed skills. Art is a place that children can feel successful. Helping children learn to be successful is a great way to cut down on behavioral issues in the classroom.

Art also helps to foster creativity in Pre-k and ultimately that is our goal.

Fostering creativity won't just increase your child's chances of becoming the next Picasso. You're also helping each child to develop mentally, socially, and emotionally. Creating art may boost young children's ability to analyze and problem-solve in myriad ways, according to Mary Ann F. Kohl, author of "Primary Art: It's the Process, Not the Product." As kids manipulate a paintbrush, their fine motor skills improve. By counting pieces and colors, they learn the basics of math. When children experiment with materials, they dabble in science. Most important perhaps, when kids feel good while they are creating, and art helps boost self-confidence. And children who feel able to experiment and make mistakes feel free to invent new ways of thinking, which extends well beyond the craft room.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216) • Amazon Business $39.49 2 $78.98
GooMart 8 Colors Washable Large Ink pads for Rubber Stamps Kids • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Faber-Castell - Young Artist Texture Painting Set - Premium Art Supplies For Kids • Amazon Business $19.92 2 $39.84
U.S. Art Supply 10 Piece Children's No Spill Paint Cups with Colored Lids and 10 Piece Large Round Brush Set with Wood Handles • Amazon Business $15.96 2 $31.92
U.S. Art Supply 8 Color Crazy Dots Markers - Children's Washable Easy Grip Non-Toxic Paint Marker Daubers • Amazon Business $13.96 2 $27.92
US Art Supply 12 Piece Round Children's Tempera Paint Brushes in 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $6.96 4 $27.84
Creativity Street No-Spill Paint Cups and Brushes Set (AC5104) • Amazon Business $17.10 1 $17.10
Melissa & Doug Easel Pad Bundle 50 Sheets 2-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Recollections Cardstock Paper - Neon - South Beach Assorted Colors- 8.5 X 11 • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Recollections Cardstock Paper, 8 1/2" X 11" Primary Colors - 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $3.07 1 $3.07

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

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