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Ms. Jackson from Gary IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Use of Time During Recess

My students need arts and crafts supplies for indoor recess activities.

  • $498 goal

This project expired on January 8, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are talented, skilled and poised to conqueror the world. I have the pleasure of looping with some of my former third graders; however, my entire class is a joy. My students are thoughtful, energetic, creative and eager to tackle the challenges of the new school year.

I have a loving group of students that are uniquely talented.

Each day they amaze with their insight and curiosity. They constantly make me laugh. It is because of this joyous group of young people that I get to approach each day with pep in my step and a smile on my face.

My Project

As the season changes, outdoor recess will be nearly impossible. Understanding that children need "brain breaks" throughout the day, is the primary reason for this project.

I want to give my students the opportunity to use arts and crafts such as bead kits, puzzles and jewelry cord, as an outlet to be creative and have some fun.

These crafts will promotes bilateral coordination, fine motor coordination and self-regulation. My students will also love spending time with teacher and peers, creating something together.

By donating to this project, you are providing resources for students to create and build. This project will encourage my students to think creatively with an open mind. This will allow my students to practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It will also help to build confidence because there is not just one way to create art. Please consider this project to help my students learn how collaborate with others during a craft-inspired recess.

Ms. Jackson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
03162-1001-String Art Kit • Blick Art Materials $16.75 10 $167.50
63010-1009-Dreamcatcher Kit - Pkg of 8 • Blick Art Materials $21.37 4 $85.48
11245-0009-The Ancient Art of Origami Kit • Blick Art Materials $10.88 5 $54.40
61527-1601-Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord - 1 mm x 82 ft, Clear • Blick Art Materials $5.94 5 $29.70
60970-1012-Create-A-Puzzle Kits - Large Piece Puzzles, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $5.70 3 $17.10
60970-1112-Create-A-Puzzle Kits - Small Piece Puzzles, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $5.70 3 $17.10
60773-1010-Alphabet Beads - Multicolor, Square, Pkg of 64 • Blick Art Materials $3.09 5 $15.45

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