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Ms. Crawford from Newark OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Minds Need Creative Materials

My students need the opportunity to do open ended art projects, and we would like to be able to offer them more than our limited materials to express themselves with paints and construction paper.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the privilege to work with preschoolers from diverse backgrounds- economically and socially. Children considered typical developmentally, and those with special needs. More than a third of our students are from low income families. Half of my students have special needs, ranging from communication needs to Autism Spectrum Disorder to Sensory Processing issues. Some are from farm families, and some from inner city neighborhoods. To me, they are young, curious minds excited to learn about their world, and each other.

This young group of children brings a sense of wonder and curiosity, and gives me hope for our future world.

We try to take advantage of every teachable moment through questioning, sharing and creating. We have a wide range of abilities and needs, yet a common goal-learning! Every child can learn! This is our motto! Because of the diversity in our classroom, we must offer a wide range of materials and use a variety of ways to access learning.

My Project

We have many "outside the box" thinkers in our classroom. These creative children deserve the opportunity to express themselves with more than the limited art materials available to them. Our school's art budget is low, and I can no longer fund any more materials on my own. With these additional materials, our children will be able to soar!

With the funding for this project, our children will be using their imaginations to express themselves creatively, and more!

When the children are focused, there are fewer behavior issues and we have children ready to learn and create. The open ended projects will help the children develop problem solving skills, create opportunities for social interaction, and challenge the children to do even more! I want the children to be proud of their creations, and be able to share their products and ideas with each other. The assorted paints and colorful paper will give the children endless opportunities. We have used paint sticks before, and the children enjoy the opportunity to develop even more colors by blending them together. With the freedom to use multiple types of materials, the possibilities are endless!

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

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
01759-2659-Sargent Washable Glitter Liquid Watercolors - Set of 6, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $25.17 1 $25.17
01759-1685-Sargent Washable Liquid Watercolors - Fluorescent Set of 6, 8 oz bottles • Blick Art Materials $25.17 1 $25.17
00082-1024-Kwik Stix Tempera Paint - Thin Stix, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $21.24 1 $21.24
60951-1009-Hygloss Ultimate Collage Pak • Blick Art Materials $21.24 1 $21.24
11406-2005-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 24" x 36", Black, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $16.58 1 $16.58
11406-1025-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 24" x 36", White, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $16.58 1 $16.58
05137-0000-Crayola So Big Brush • Blick Art Materials $1.39 10 $13.90
00082-1012-Kwik Stix Tempera Paint - Primary Colors, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $9.34 1 $9.34
11406-8039-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 18" x 24", Dark Brown, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $7.27 1 $7.27
11406-3069-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 18" x 24", Shocking Pink, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $7.27 1 $7.27
11406-7099-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 18" x 24", Holiday Green, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $7.27 1 $7.27
11406-0279-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Hots, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.19 1 $4.19
11406-2006-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Warm ColorsNEW!, 50 • Blick Art Materials $4.19 1 $4.19
11406-0179-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Brights, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.19 1 $4.19
11406-1106-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted Cool ColorsNEW!, 50 • Blick Art Materials $4.19 1 $4.19
11406-5017-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Atomic Blue, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-5077-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Royal Blue, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-5087-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Sky Blue, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-5127-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Turquoise, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-5357-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Slate Gray, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-3027-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Red, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00
11406-4007-Pacon Tru-Ray Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Yellow, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$215.79

Vendor shipping charges

$21.58

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.75

Total project goal

$318.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.36

3 Donors

-$185.00

Donations toward project cost

-$157.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

match offer

-$133.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.00

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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