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Ms. Valerian from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Makes Kinders Smart!

My students need Crayola dough, beads, yarn, wiggly eyes and other art supplies to bring math, science and social studies to life!

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten should be a joy! These awesome art supplies will make math, science and social studies projects a blast!

I teach Kindergarten to an incredible group of low-income students in California.

Though over 90% of the students at our school receive free lunch, they are showing amazing growth and working very hard to learn each day. Last year, our school was excited to hear that we had the largest academic gains in the entire school district. Though we've had a lot of success, we still have a very long way to go to give these students the excellent education that they deserve!

My Project

Kindergrtners learn best through hands-on experiences. My students need plenty of opportunities to build their fine motor skills as well as their understanding of the world around them. Unfortunately, all our budget allows for is white paper and crayons. Art is a wonderful motivator and my students would jump at the chance to work with new materials. They will practice patterning with the beads, learn about 3D shapes with the play-doh, spice up their drawings with googly eyes, recreate changing leaves in science class, and build artifacts to supplement our social studies. All the while they will be improving their spacial awareness and their fine motor skills. With your help my students will enter first grade confidently and ready to succeed.

My students face enough challenges, boredom shouldn't be one of them.

New art supplies will inspire my students to work their hardest and find joy in their studies. Help bring new light and excitement into our classroom! My students will be so thankful for your generosity!

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Ms. Valerian
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WIGGLE EYES/144/PK 1/4IN • Blick Art Materials $0.73 1 $0.73
WIGGLE EYES/144/PK 3/8IN • Blick Art Materials $1.08 1 $1.08
WIGGLE EYES/BOX100 PAINT • Blick Art Materials $3.51 2 $7.02
PLUMAGE/1/2OZ 3IN • Blick Art Materials $2.54 3 $7.62
SUPER STRENGTH/2X1000 MAILING TAPE • Blick Art Materials $3.49 4 $13.96
DOUBLE WT RUG YARN/BLU 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $10.96 1 $10.96
DOUBLE WT RUG YARN/GRN 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $10.96 1 $10.96
DOUBLE WT RUG YARN/RED 8OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $10.96 1 $10.96
KIDS DOUGH TOOLS/5PC SET • Blick Art Materials $4.95 1 $4.95
CRAYOLA DOUGH/BLU 3LB • Blick Art Materials $8.13 1 $8.13
CRAYOLA DOUGH/GREEN 3LB • Blick Art Materials $8.13 1 $8.13
CRAYOLA DOUGH/RED 3LB • Blick Art Materials $8.13 1 $8.13
CRAYOLA DOUGH/YLW 3LB • Blick Art Materials $8.13 1 $8.13
COLOR DIFFUSING PAPR/BUTTRFLIES 7X11 48PK • Blick Art Materials $5.95 1 $5.95
COLOR DIFFUSING PAPR/FLOWERS 9IN 80PK • Blick Art Materials $6.79 1 $6.79
COLOR DIFFUSING PAPR/LEAVES 80PKG • Blick Art Materials $6.79 1 $6.79
COLOR DIFFUSING PAPR/SEALIFE 48PKG • Blick Art Materials $5.95 1 $5.95
BRIGHT DOOR HANGERS/24 ASSORT CARDSTOCK • Blick Art Materials $3.82 2 $7.64
NYLON JEWELRY CORD/BLK 1/16INX25YD • Blick Art Materials $2.82 1 $2.82
NYLON JEWELRY CORD/WHT 25YD • Blick Art Materials $2.82 1 $2.82
CREATIVE CORD/12/PC ASSORTED 2MM • Blick Art Materials $1.69 6 $10.14
WOODEN BARREL BEAD/100/PK BEAD • Blick Art Materials $3.71 5 $18.55
CREATIVITY ST BEADS/300/PC POP BEADS • Blick Art Materials $8.92 2 $17.84
ALPHABET BEADS/BLK/WHT DISC 128PC • Blick Art Materials $2.60 10 $26.00

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