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Mrs. Schaffner from Streator IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Art Supplies- Encourage Creativity in Special Learners

Help me give my students adaptive art supplies to encourage creativity in spite of challenges.

  • $611 goal

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My Project

My little learners have some big challenges when it comes to school. Many struggle with fine and gross motor skills, speech, intellectual challenges, or behavior struggles. No matter what their identified disability or challenge, one thing is common. My kids love art!

There is nothing to spark creativity in a child like some bright colorful supplies laid out in front of them with a blank canvas on which they can create.

I am a huge believer in process art over product art and letting kids learn as they make. This project renews our art supplies that start to dwindle by the end of the school year. Markers, paint sticks, stickers all get used during the year. It also asks for new things that my students have shown interest in such as paper collages, rubbing crayons, and supplies that include sensory during art.

Young learners require hands on learning and nothing encourages that like new art supplies.

Mrs. Schaffner
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TS996 - Kwik Stix™ Tempera Painters - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LA520 - Peel Stick Foam Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 3 $50.97
VR308X - Tempera Blocks Set - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
WS537 - Wikki Stix<sup>&reg;</sup>- Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
EE175 - Design-Your-Own Calendars - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TD274 - Superbright Tagboard - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
CA110 - Mavalus<sup>&reg;</sup> Stick Anywhere Tape Pack - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
AC604 - Owl Latch Hook Craft Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 - Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA975 - Fingerprint Fun Stamp Pad Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA716 - Hair-Colors Crinkle Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE751 - Collage Flowers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
CE564 - Picture-Word Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA312 - My First Washable Markers - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TD273 - White Tagboard - 12" x 18" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
Assorted Felt Shapes in Various Colors - 500 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 1 $12.56
TS281 - Easy-Squeeze Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 4 $11.96
JJ304 - Washable Fingerpaint - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
YE1621 - Collage Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

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