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Mrs. Hill from Elizabeth NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art for All, Including Special Needs Students

Help me give my students easy grip scissors, messy mats, wet n' stick art tape, foam beads, and Elmers glue to create works of art along with their peers.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My Pre-K Students come from culturally diverse backgrounds and live in an Urban area of NJ. Many students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program, which means they live below or near the poverty level. The best thing about my students is they don't know or care about any of the information mentioned above. They come to school each day ready and the willingness to learn. Many of my students are typically developing students, but I also teach and bring art experiences to many students with special needs. Some special needs students are included into regular classrooms, 50/50 classrooms, as well as self contained classrooms.

I love how excited my three to five-year-old​ students become when they are given the opportunity to create and experience a new art project, they are so appreciative and eager to encounter new things.

My Project

While I have most of the supplies needed for most of the lessons I plan to teach this school year with my typical pre-k students, it is helpful to have another set of materials for my students with special needs. I teach in over 25 pre-k classrooms each week. Some classes have students with special needs included, some are 50/50 classrooms and some are self-contained special education pre-k classrooms with students with diverse ability levels. I like to provide all my students with similar art experiences at their level with materials that are appropriate for every child.

I will use easy grip scissors, chunky beads, glue, messy mats, and play-doh to use with special needs students because these materials pose less of a safety risk to them or others.

All my students love and deserve to experience creating art with a variety of art materials. with these materials, my included students will get to have the same experiences as their peers.

Mrs. Hill
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Easy Grip Scissors - Red (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.86 3 $83.58
Pacon Wet N Stick Art Tape - Set of 10 • Nasco $65.20 1 $65.20
Messy Mats (set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 3 $43.08
Wonderfoam(r) Beads and Cords • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 3 $37.68
Fancy Stringing Rings • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 2 $25.12
Play-Doh(r) Super Color - Pack of 20 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Time Tracker(r) Mini • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Paper Popz • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.76 2 $21.52
Fabric Mosaics • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.76 2 $21.52
Spring Scissor (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.76 1 $19.76
Craft Fluffs (set of 4-1 of each color) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 2 $19.72
Practical Strategies for Supporting Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Brilliant Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 2 $17.92
Elmer's Washable School Glue (4 oz.) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.13 15 $16.95
Sargent Art Watercolor Crayons - Set of 8 • Nasco $4.35 3 $13.05
Roylco Textured Finger Paint Paper - Pkg. of 36 - 12 in. x 12 in. • Nasco $10.65 1 $10.65

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