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

Creative Minds - Teaching Imagination

The cost of a variety of paints, brushes, a drying rack, and other art supplies from Lakeshore Learning is $857, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $857 goal

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I teach 40 preschool children (3 and 4 year olds) in a disadvantaged neighborhood in Chicago. All of our children receive free lunch and many have never been outside the neighborhood. They see the same kinds of people, places and things and have the same experiences every day. They do not have crayons, scissors or glue at home. They do not have access to books nor do they have anyone to read to them. As a result, I have found that many of our children do not know how to be creative. If you ask them to make up a story (something that most 4 year olds readily do by themselves), they ask what the story should be about. They want to please, but they don't know how to use their own imaginations. Since they don't have basic art supplies at home, they don't know their colors, they don't know how to cut and their vocabulary is limited. I would like to spark the creative spirit in these children while fostering literacy by having them create their own artwork and write and illustrate their own stories. They should be able to create pictures and projects and then tell me what it's all about. However, we need a variety of art supplies (which our school does not supply) to stimulate their minds. It's hard to be creative when you have brown watercolors, no brushes and only crayons to work with. I would like to supply the children with a wide range of materials to spark their imaginations and build their vocabulary. As they grow their imagination and creative skills, they will inherently build their vocabulary and literacy skills as they look for the right words to describe their masterpiece.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC675 - Lakeshore Wall-Mounted Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
BS500Z - Jumbo Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning $46.00 1 $46.00
RR388 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint Assortment • Lakeshore Learning $29.00 1 $29.00
BS525Z - Washable Watercolor Set - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning $27.50 1 $27.50
GG350 - Washable People Colors? Liquid Tempera A • Lakeshore Learning $27.00 1 $27.00
LA746 - Giant Washable Color Ink Pads Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
AA175 - Giant Washable Color Ink Pads Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
BJ9610X - Glitter Jumbo Jars - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FD972 - Classroom Paintbrushes - Set of 24 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
RA585 - Jumbo Animal Beads - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $11.95 1 $11.95
FF491 - Alphabet Collage Beads • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
PX2128BR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128VT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128TQ - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128GR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128RD - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128YE - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128BU - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128WT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128BK - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
PX2128RG - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LA716 - Hair-Colors Crinkle Strips • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
LA820X - Lakeshore No-Spill Paint Cups - 10 Color • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
TT506Z - Lakeshore Jumbo Glue Stick - Dozen • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 5 $49.75
LC1340X - Heavy-Duty Beginner?s Brushes - 10 • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
BA8150 - Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
RA545 - Mini Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
LC658 - Colored Feathers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
RA334 - Wiggly Eyes with Lids & Lashes - Class P • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 1 $7.95
RY928 - Make-A-Face Sheets • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
HL150 - Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95
BJ2580 - Wiggly Eyes - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
HL125 - Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
YE1621 - Collage Beads • Lakeshore Learning $4.95 1 $4.95
FT2496 - Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning $3.95 1 $3.95
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning $2.25 1 $2.25

Materials cost

$606.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$702.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.13

Total project goal

$856.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$856.26

3 Donors

-$787.00

Donations toward project cost

-$702.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$69.95

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$0.00

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