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Mrs. Westerman from Columbia MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Counts

Help me give my students foam shapes, craft tape, ink pads, and envelopes they need to show their creativity while exploring written language, engineering, and art!

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be going back into the classroom this year! I am so excited to be teaching kindergarten! Many of our students are beginning school for the first time. It is important to give them opportunities to learn through purposeful play. This fosters a life long love of learning.

My students are young, energetic, and ready to learn.

I believe that all children are born learners and learn best through play and exploration.

I would love to set up a "maker station" to encourage my students to explore writing, STEM, and art.

My Project

These crafting materials, along with recyclables, and basic school supplies will allow my students to explore their creativity. When children have the opportunity to work on open-ended tasks it is amazing what they come up with. Children can use tape and pipe cleaners to build structures. Hole punches, scissors, stamps, and envelopes make personalized stationary. Making new things sparks conversation which leads to developing language both spoken and written.

They will use these materials to write, create, design, and build a million different things!

The sky is the limit when you give children the tools they need to show off their ingenuity.

Thank you for your generosity and partnership in continuing to foster purposeful play and the development of the whole child.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colorations Buckets of Fun Foam Shapes Classroom Essentials Set of 6 Multicolor • Amazon Business $39.64 1 $39.64
ECR4Kids Decorative Children's Craft Tape Wooden Dispenser with 10 Assorted Color Tape Rolls • Amazon Business $36.78 1 $36.78
GooMart Washable Large Ink Pads for Rubber Stamps Kids (8 colors) • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
#1 Craft Multi Colored Masking Tape [11 Pack Variety Set - Assorted Color Coded Rolls] – Fun DIY Arts n Supplies Kit for Little Kids, Toddlers & Adults Ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 12 Years Old • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
160 Sets 16 Colors Contour Flap Envelopes Invitation Envelopes Self Seal and Greetings Rainbow Blank Single Panel Cards Note Cards Love Notes Cards for Wedding Kids Personal Stationery Graduation Gift • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
100Pcs Assorted Stamps All in One Box Including 100 Different Designs for Kids Party Favors, Prizes, Pinata Toys and More • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Acerich 600 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
ZtuoYong 15 Sheets Plastic Painting Stencils Set for Kids, Colorful DIY Drawing Templates for Children Over 170 Patterns • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
LoveInUSA Punch Craft Set, 10 Pack Hole Punch Shapes Hole Punch Shape Scrapbooking Supplies Shapes Hole Punch Great for Crafting & Fun Projects • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
AmazonBasics A9 Blank Invitation Envelopes with Peel & Seal, White, 100-Pack (5-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Honbay Pack of 6 Assorted Colors Kids Smart Paper Edger Scissors for Teachers, Students, Crafts, Scrapbooking, DIY Photos, Album, Decorative • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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