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  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ronchetto
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Creative Arts and Active Imaginations

My students need open-ended materials to foster their creativity and imaginations through art and storytelling!

My Students

The students in my classroom are fun, full of energy, and love to come to school each day! They are eager to learn and it shows as soon as they enter the classroom. For many of the children, this is their very first time away from their parents. I am honored to a part of their early learning and to help build a foundation for future life success.

I love being able to provide engaging, hands-on experiences throughout our school day.

The majority of my students are Dual Language Learners and come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Our program provides 100% of our students with free breakfast and lunch. The families are considered to be at the highest risk of educational hardships. I want to ensure I give them a safe, secure, and respectful environment where they can thrive and reach their greatest potential. We foster a sense of community in our classroom where the children feel and know they are loved and an important part of our school family.

My Project

My students are fascinated with the Art Area and are eager to work there each day they come to school. This area helps to bring out a specific inner creativity that I would not see otherwise in the rest of the classroom. I do not want to limit or stifle their creative juices while they are flowing! The assorted paints: foam, glitter, tempera, and water colors will give the children different mediums to work with. The craft sticks, feathers, wiggly eyes, wooden shapes, pony beads, pipe cleaners, fabric mosaics, foam cubes, and shapes provide them with various textures to add details to their work. They have been learning about how details make our work more interesting and they love pointing out what they have added to their art pieces! The messy mats will help contain their work:)

Creativity isn't limited to just the Art Area.

My students love when I read and reread familiar stories. After I read a book multiple times, I put it in the Book Area so the children can read it on their own. They are great at retelling the stories as they turn the pages. The felt board stories will be a great addition for them to extend their book knowledge and reading comprehension skills. In addition, it's a wonderful, interactive way to get involved in reading.

Lastly, the table top easel will allow my children to draw and write on a vertical surface which is beneficial for their bilateral coordination, shoulder/elbow/wrist stability, spatial awareness, and pencil grasp. The design builders will let the children create complex constructions using simple lines and curves and then they can transfer their idea to be built in the Art Area!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT149 - Design Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Messy Mats (set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 3 $40.68
LCW1960 - 3-Way Tabletop Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Kaplan Kolors Fluorescent Tempera - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
TS108 - Rainbow Scratch Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Felt Set (14 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
LA412 - Glitter Glue Painters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See Felt Set (11 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
BA8150 - Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
VR359 - Peel and Stick Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Felt Set • Teachers' School Supply $15.95 1 $15.95
Goldilocks & the Thee Bears Flannel Board Set • Teachers' School Supply $15.95 1 $15.95
LA520 - Peel & Stick Foam Cubes - Set of 600 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Nature Peel and Stick Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
8 Color Washable Watercolor Paint Trays (12 Trays) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Wooden Craft Pieces (350) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Canvas Panel 6"x8" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $0.67 16 $10.72
Fabric Mosaics • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Crayola(r) 16-Count Pip-Squeaks Markers (Single Box) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.68 2 $9.36
LC658 - Colored Feathers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 3 $8.97
TT112 - Scratch Art Design Tools • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
BY453 - Colored Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 3 $6.57
Pony Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91
100 Pack Pipe Cleaners • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.69 2 $3.38

Materials cost

$450.56

Vendor shipping charges

$3.51

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.62

Total project goal

$577.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.45

1 Donor

-$288.72

Donations toward project cost

-$245.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.31

match offer

-$288.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$245.42

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PNC Grow Up Great® and one other donor.

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