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Mrs. D. from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Budding Picassos

Help me give my students dot art paints and construction paper for remote learning.

  • $687 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a low-income, high minority area of Chicago. They all qualify for free lunch and, for most of these children, English is their second language. The area in which they live has posted some of the highest COVID numbers in the city.

These amazing children are in Kindergarten and for most of them, this is their first school experience.

As a longtime kindergarten teacher, I was nervous about how remote learning would meet my students' needs. I am so thrilled at how these children have embraced learning and love school! For them, this is a "normal" school experience. In many ways, they are getting to know each other and learning basic skills such as letter and number recognition and beginning reading skills similar to in-class learning.

My Project

In a typical school year in my Kindergarten classroom, I give my students access to a painting easel. They can express themselves daily using a variety of colored paints. We all know this is not a typical school year. In many ways, I have found excellent online resources for academic subjects but struggle with finding creative outlets for them.

Hands-on art experiences have been a real challenge with remote learning.

Currently, I have remote students and a few in person. Even in-person students can not share materials and must social distance. I would like to give each student, remote and in-person, an art tool kit consisting of 6 Dot Art colors and a package of construction paper. Dot Art paints in a bottle with a sponge applicator to minimize spills. This will make it not messy for my at-home remote learners. All students will then have the opportunity to express themselves through paint. This is especially critical now, as many of these students have had Covid 19 touch their family life.

Mrs. D.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EV212 Regular Dot Art Painters Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 30 $509.70
TA50AC Construction Paper 9 x 12 Pack of 50 Sheets Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 30 $35.70

Materials cost

$545.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$583.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.98

Total project goal

$686.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$686.56

7 Donors

-$491.03

Donations toward project cost

-$417.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$195.53

Match offers toward project cost

-$166.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.33

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$0.00

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