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Ms. Brown from Skillman NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art as A Means of Expression!

My students need a variety of art medium to expand their ability to express themselves in different modalities. The requested supplies will enable the children to go directly to an organized and well stocked art center.

  • $866 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Imagine coming to school and having very little language, and having the extreme desire to communicate to those in your world. My students are all students with the classification of preschool disabled, however they all struggle in the area of communication, comprehension and being able to process language to both use it and to understand it.

Either childhood cancer, birth trauma or emotional challenges impact the ability for these children to express themselves verbally.

Art provides an additional venue for expression.

When art activities are thoughtfully planned with clear objectives in mind, they can be an enriching part of the preschool day that actually enhances academic learning. Through art opportunities, children gain fine motor skills by using scissors, paintbrushes and other art tools. This grant will provide brushes, paint, glue, chenille stems, wiggly eyes, cardstock paper, playdough, paint and tissue paper along with storage and organizational materials. A well supplied art center that is easily accessible to students will encourage creating, exploring, and unlimited opportunities to express themselves through art.

My Project

If this project is funded a well organized and well stocked art center will be a focal point in the disabled preschool classroom. The children will have a variety of mediums to select from to express their imagination, creativity and knowledge.

Students love to be actively involved in their learning.

An art center enables students to make choices, create and be individuals in the process of their own learning.

The materials that have been requested will empower students to use the arts as a means of personal expression. Students with special needs do best when they are learning kinesthetically. An art center will provide kinesthetic learning experiences.

My students think creatively and due to budget constraints and the fact that this class is new and had to be fully equipped, our art supplies have been limited. I have been purchasing materials on my own. The tissues paper, watercolors and brushes and watercolor paper will allow for paper and painting based creations. The glue, glitter, glue smoothers and wiggly eyes will provide opportunities for specific animal and creature creations. The organizational items and storage shelf will provide a neat and orderly way for the art center to be organized and easily accessible. Playdough is used daily for creative imagination as well as to improve fine motor skills. These materials, if funded, will provide a variety of materials to be readily available as the students develop their art, fine motor and creative skills.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 14 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shape-A-Spacetm Straight Storage Unit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $186.96 1 $186.96
Broad Tip Marker Class Pack (200 Per Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.96 1 $50.96
Crayola(r) Washable Finger Paint 16 oz. (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Colored Kraft Tape Refills (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Clear Bins with Lids (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Creative Design Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 2 $28.82
Crayola(r) Washable Tempera Paint (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Jumbo Glue Sticks (Set of 30) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
Play-Doh(r) Super Color - Pack of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
PlayFoamtm 20 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
16 Color Washable Watercolor Paint Trays (12 Trays) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
30 Flat Stubby Paint Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Wooden Marker Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Create-a-Space Storage Center • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Do-A-Dot Art Ice Cream Scented Dot Markers (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.44 1 $14.44
Do-A-Dot Art Juicy Fruit Scented Dot Markers (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.44 1 $14.44
Chubby Brushes (set of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Glitter (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Wiggly Eyes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Elmer's School Glue (Gallon) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
12 x 18 Art Tissue Paper (50 sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $3.83 3 $11.49
12" Chenille Stems (400 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Wiggle Eye Stickers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
Color Diffusing Paper • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
White Card Stock (100 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
Remnant Yarn Pack (1 lb.) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
Pony Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76
Junior Goo Spreaders (Set of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91
Wonderfoam(r) Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91
Wonderfoam(r) Craft Sticks (100 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06

Materials cost

$695.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$735.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.85

Total project goal

$865.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$865.69

1 Donor

-$865.69

Donations toward project cost

-$735.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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