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Ms. Santoro from East Haven CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Counts Spreading Love Through Painting

My students need 1 set of wooden hearts, 2 sets of wooden frames, river stones, and paint markers for creating LOVE projects.

  • $176 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have 25 amazing first graders who are energetic, enthusiastic, motivated, and special. My students like to move, twist, stand, sit, and most importantly, learn. My students are in an urban community and many students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our classroom furniture is outdated and I am looking to transform my everyday classroom into a kinesthetic learning environment to best meet the needs of all of my students. The students in my classroom range from regular education to ESL to special education. My high expectations and drive brings me to this project for my students.

My Project

My students enjoy painting in first grade. We have been learning to be kind and loving this school year. We have learned to spread love each day by sharing, giving a hug or high five, giving a compliment or writing a note. We also have been painting rocks and leaving kindness rocks for someone to find. Students want to keep their rocks but the ones outside are often too big. This project is for small rocks for them to paint and keep in their pockets. Small wooden hearts and picture frames to spread love by giving. Students will be able to paint rocks, frames and hearts to spread love to friends, family and classmates as well as something for themselves! I think this is a great addition to the projects we have already been doing in our classroom. Choosing to be kind and loving is something we work on each day! I want my students to be able to give and accept love openly not only in the classroom but as they grow!

Ms. Santoro
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WALLNITURE Kid’s DIY Projects Picture Frames Crafting Unfinished Wood 5x7 Set of 10 • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker, Medium Point, White Ink, 3 Markers (35558) • Amazon Business $9.36 2 $18.72
Wooden Hearts 4-1/2 Inch, Unfinished Wooden Heart Cutout Shape, Wood Heart (4-1/2” Tall x 1/8” Thick) - Bag of 25 • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
FloraCraft, Rocks with 5-Pound Square Reuseable Jar, Multiple Sizes, Black • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Metallic Markers Pen for Rock Painting - Medium Point, Metallic Color Paint Markers for Ceramic Painting, Glass,Mug, Plastic, Photo Album, Card Making, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Ugly Rocks - Painting Rocks - Model # BT101 rocks can range in length from about 1 to 2.5 inches ( 2 pounds of rocks / about 12 - 16 rocks ) - product of Beach Treasures • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$117.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.38

Total project goal

$175.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.86

1 Donor

-$175.86

Donations toward project cost

-$149.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.38

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$0.00

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