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

Building a Love for Literacy

Help me give my students have access to materials to support their early literacy learning.

  • $602 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a unique group of 3 to 5-year-olds​. I asked my group of students' a question at the end of a story-time to draw connections to the character's concept of empathy. I asked, "what would happen if nobody knew how to be nice?"

One of my young philosophers' replied, "If everybody in the whole world was only mean, then all our hearts would be broken and it would make the whole Earth break into pieces and all the peoples would be gone."

My students' sense of empathy has truly shaped our classroom into a warm environment where curiosity grows. This particular group of kiddos absolutely love books, writing letters, and drawing every Marvel superhero.

I am asking for help in stocking up on drawing, writing, paper, paint, glue, and a few teacher-related resources. Your support goes a long way!

My Project

The writing, drawing, and painting materials will give my students different options to express their literacy development.

Our art area in the classroom is one of my student's favorite centers.

During our daily center time, my students curiously explore new materials that are available. They make their own predictions of what will happen when mixing different colors.

My students show so much pride when the complete their art projects. At the end of the day, they are eager to have their parents see their work that is displayed in the classroom.

All of the writing materials will be used during our daily journal time. Students practice drawing lines and curves so they can begin to write letters. Students come to master writing their name with their favorite color markers, crayons, and pencils.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP749 - Lakeshore Write & Wipe Answer Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
JJ439 - Best-Buy Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
LA796 - Best-Buy Colored Pencils - 12-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RS264 - Best-Buy School Glue - Gallon • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 3 $41.97
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
GA355 - Easy-Punch Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
PX2128BK - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Gallon - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128RD - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Gallon - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128BU - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Gallon - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128YE - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Gallon - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128WT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Gallon - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TG165 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 - 14" x 20" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TA50AC - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 10 $11.90
TS547 - Best-Buy Blunt-Tip Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.49 5 $7.45

Materials cost

$474.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$511.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.23

Total project goal

$601.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$601.53

4 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$270.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

match offer

-$283.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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