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Ms. Criner from Owosso MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Through Art

Help me give my students an area to paint and materials to use.

  • $974 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our mission statement is to "support families and prepare children for success in school and in life.” Our school is located in Owosso, MI and serves families who reside in Shiawassee County. Our school provides preschool education services for part-day sessions or full-day sessions. We provide comprehensive preschool education for the children and families in this area. We have a total of 244 low income or at-risk children in attendance at our school.

Children attend head start to reduce or eliminate the educational barrier that could interfere with educational achievement in kindergarten and beyond.

The children and families who receive head start services represent a variety of cultural backgrounds.

We use the Creative Curriculum. This approach sets our classroom content based on the student's​ interest and ability. All of our lessons are individualized to fit each child and their unique style of learning. Children learn best when they are truly invested in the topic. The more they can get a hands-on feel, the more information they will retain.

My Project

Play is far more important to children than parents realize. In preschool, it is actually the key to learning. I would like to give my students the extra tools to be able to do this. We were a new classroom in the past years and are working on securing more materials for our classroom. Many of the materials will help encourage the students to play in different roles.

Children are naturally curious from the moment they gain control of their legs and arms.

I want to give my students all the materials they need to explore their creativity. Art helps children develop their small muscle skills. It also helps them develop greater eye-hand coordination. These are both skills that help later in life with writing and reading skills. Help me give my students materials to have in their art area and be able to continue their development.

Ms. Criner
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Space Saver Wall Mounted Paint Easel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $155.66 1 $155.66
Wooden High Chair for Dolls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.96 1 $62.96
Wooden High Chair for Dolls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.96 1 $62.96
Jumbo Stampers - Set Of 48 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.56 1 $39.56
Doctor Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Magic Nuudles Bold Classroom Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.76 3 $32.28
Alphabet Acorns Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Lil' Chef's Kitchen Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Jumbo Stamp Pads (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
LC1666 - Dinosaur Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Modern Coffee Maker • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Mighty Mixer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Pop-Up Toaster • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Kaplan Kolors Finger Paint 8 Ounce (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.76 2 $21.52
TA3385 - Unruled Chart Tablet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR255 - Lakeshore Counting Keys • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Sequins and Spangles (4 oz. Assorted) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.29 3 $18.87
Crayola(r) Washable Sidewalk Chalk • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 3 $18.78
ABC Lacing Sweets • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.99 1 $17.99
Pretend Condiment Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
SunWorks Construction Paper Assorted Pack 9" x 12" (700 Sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Washable Watercolors Paint Set (8 Colors) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.35 10 $13.50
Water Pots (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
Magnetic Match Rings • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Match It Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Picture Rhymes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99
AlphaMagnets Uppercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96
AlphaMagnets Lowercase (42 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.96 1 $8.96

Materials cost

$785.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$827.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.02

Total project goal

$973.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$973.49

9 Donors

-$537.00

Donations toward project cost

-$457.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$435.61

Match offers toward project cost

-$370.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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