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Mrs. Mitchell from Memphis TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Creations!

My students need an assortment of materials, such as tagboard, print cartridges, CD's, color ink pads, feathers, wiggly eyes, and more, for language props, music, arts and crafts, and building and writing activities.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What inspires your imagination to be creative? Is it music, painting, drawing, building, or some hands-on activity? First grade students are excited about learning, but each student has a unique way of expressing knowledge. Imagine a classroom that provided a choice of creativity for each student!

The students I teach are very energetic, active and inquisitive!

Each student has a unique learning style, but all have a desire to learn. I teach in one of the largest school districts in the nation and one of the highest in poverty. My school is considered "moderate" in poverty and most of the parents are hard-working middle-class parents. The majority of the students are in school on a transfer because parents may work in the area. Because we are not a high-poverty school or an optional school, we do not receive any additional funding such as Title I funds. We have a wonderful PTO that provides what they can through fundraisers, etc. However, we don't have additional funding for the “extras” that would provide choices and inspire creativity. Five-, six- and seven-year-old students are naturally curious, enjoy creating, and learn best when they are actively involved.

My Project

My students need an assortment of materials, such as tagboard, print cartridges, CDs, color ink pads, feathers, wiggly eyes and paper popz, for language props, music, arts and crafts, and building and writing activities. As a teacher of young children, I want to create an atmosphere that encourages each student to use their unique experiences and abilities to exhibit knowledge of a skill or topic taught. Teaching students to write stories is a challenging task. The materials I have requested will give that extra motivation needed to spark creativity. I can imagine … students building a marble structure, experimenting, and then writing about the procedure, steps taken, predictions, results and asking questions … students creating books using the color of paper they choose, adding extra cut-outs or stickers to the stories they write … students painting, drawing, coloring, making "fancy" 3-D pictures using descriptive words for colorful stories … students using computer software to create pictures, write stories, and actually printing them to share! All of the materials requested will give students choices to express and remember what they have learned through the created project and written description.

Your donation will provide students with a variety of tools and choices to inspire creativity.

Students will learn to use their individual learning style and feel confident as they develop good writing skills through creativity.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TD271 - White Tagboard • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
FT580DX - Classroom Favorites CD Library • Lakeshore Learning $74.95 1 $74.95
CG193 - 6-Scene Sequencing Cards • Lakeshore Learning $12.99 1 $12.99
BG507 - Best-Buy Book Bags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 4 $27.80
LC1639 - Magnetic Story Board • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RTL125 - Marbulous Marble Run - Class Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
FG722 - Glimmer Stickers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
LA712 - Giant Washable Color Ink Pads Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
TD272 - Superbright Tagboard • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
TA2611 - Red Baseline Ruled Newsprint - Grade 1 • Lakeshore Learning $5.29 1 $5.29
TA50DB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Blue • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50SB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50BG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue-Green • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50DG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Dark Green • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50GB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50MG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Medium Green • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50HR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Red • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
TA50BK - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning $0.99 3 $2.97
EV212 - Dot Art Painters • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
Feathers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.70 1 $7.70
500 Wiggly Eyes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72
Paper Popz • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.84 1 $6.84
9 x 12 Manila Art Paper (500 sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $18.99 1 $18.99
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99
Epson 78 - print cartridge • Best Buy $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$430.60

Vendor shipping charges

$16.01

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$488.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.13

Total project goal

$574.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.20

2 Donors

-$247.78

Donations toward project cost

-$244.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$287.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$244.04

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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