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Mr. Thomas from Berkeley CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art Materials for Kindergarten

Help me give my students materials to make art. Art is a very important part of my kindergarten class.

  • $2,083 goal

This project expired on August 19, 2019.

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My Students

The kids in my school come from all around the world. We have students from China, Yemen, Mexico, and other awesome places. Our school has some of the greatest potlucks in the world! As diverse as our students are, they all have something in common--they all love learning and having adventures. Books are a great way for kids to have adventures and explore the world. These books will be used for many years by many students. Help the kids in my class have access to a large variety of books.

My Project

Making art is a very important part of kindergarten. It helps students build thinking skills and fine motor skills.

Making art is fun!

Every year, each student in my class makes a quilt to document all the different things we learn during the year. For example, we study the trout, so one square of our quilt is a fish print of trout. We use the sharpies to draw different things for our quilt. We use the tape to hold the quilt squares down on the table, so kids can draw on the quilt squares.

The other materials will help us make art in other ways. We use the crayons to draw with and illustrate our writing. The copy paper and art paper will be used for drawing and painting.

We will use the dry erase markers to practice drawing and printing--The dry erase cleaner will help us clean our boards. The special kind of pencils are easy to hold and use. We will write and draw with the pencils. We will will draw outside with the jumbo chalk. The red paper will be used to make valentines, skulls, and other art work.

The flip chart paper will be used to demonstrate writing and drawing.

Mr. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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29 donors29 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black, 36/Bx • Staples Advantage $41.19 10 $411.90
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 200/Carton (58-8200) • Staples Advantage $71.43 3 $214.29
Art1st Multi Media Art Paper, 80-lb., 9 x 12, White, 500 Sheets/Ream • Staples Advantage $32.00 6 $192.00
Dixon Ticonderoga Laddie tri-write Pencils without Eraser, No. 2, Box of 36 (DIX13044) • Staples Advantage $22.19 6 $133.14
Paper Mate Flair Felt Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Color Ink, 12/Pack (74423) • Staples Advantage $18.89 7 $132.23
Staples 8.5" x 11" Copy Paper, 20 lbs, 92 Brightness, 5000/Carton (135848) • Staples Advantage $40.73 3 $122.19
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Stick Sidewalk Chalk, Assorted Colors, 4" x 1" Dia., 52/Cs • Staples Advantage $9.99 10 $99.90
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Assorted Fashion Colors, 24/Pack (75846) • Staples Advantage $16.21 6 $97.26
Crayola Crayons, 8/Box • Staples Advantage $0.69 100 $69.00
Expo Whiteboard Care Dry Erase Cleaner, Blue (81800) • Staples Advantage $35.39 1 $35.39
Staples Brights Multipurpose Paper, 24 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Red, 500/Ream (20104) • Staples Advantage $9.72 3 $29.16
ScotchBlue Painter's Masking Tape, Blue, 3" Core, 1" x 60yds. • Staples Advantage $6.39 3 $19.17
Sharpie FLIP CHART Water Based Markers, Bullet Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (22478) • Staples Advantage $5.77 3 $17.31

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