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Ms. Mays from Memphis TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Experiencing Science and Art in Kindergarten

My students need art materials to use with science lessons. The Earth Science Set: Includes Mysteries of Rainbows, Secrets of Space, and Dinosaur books.

  • $325 goal

This project expired on November 3, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a low income community in Tennessee. It is a Title I school. I have from 19 to 24 kindergarten students, who come to school motivated to learn. They all learn differently and art will give them all an opportunity to shine.

I would like to offer them an inquiry-based art approach by embedding art into the science activities, so my students can explore their creativity and critical thinking skills.

Children love art and what better way to learn about landscapes, trees and the rainbow of colors nature has to offer than through art. I want them to share their learning with their friends when they finish their projects to nurture their confidence. Whenever children share art the expression on their face is priceless, no matter what their master piece looks like. It inspires them to use the new academic vocabulary naturally and express their knowledge of the new concepts they are learning.

My Project

This science unit is sure to capture their creativity and allow them to use their imagination. They will be learning about the life cycles of seeds, plants, flowers, and trees. Learning about life cycles is always exciting for students. This unit is sure to capture their creativity and allow them to use their imagination. They will be learning about different varieties of flowers, seeds, and plants. My students will receive with your help a variety of colors of construction paper to create graphs, diagrams, and illustrations of their scientific observations. They will be able to use these materials during observation, discussion, and to record illustrations of their experiments. The art materials will also be utilized to create a presentation book on the unit to share with their peers and families. The presentation book will give their peers a chance to critique their work and I will be able to assess their understanding of the concepts.

Learning about life cycles is always exciting for students.

This unit is sure to capture their creativity and allow them to use their imagination. They will be learning about different varieties of flowers, seeds, and plants. It will give them an opportunity to feel successful as they use different mediums to incorporate art into science concepts. Your donations will help foster a love for science in my students early in their educational journey.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT EARTH SCIENCE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS • Frey Scientific $94.46 1 $94.46
DRAWING AND COLORING COMPLETE CENTER • School Specialty $92.14 1 $92.14
BAG 5# 11X5.25X3.375 BROWN PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.97 2 $19.94
KIT PIPE CLEANERS 12'' SET OF 1-200 • School Specialty $12.06 1 $12.06

Materials cost

$218.60

Vendor shipping charges

$23.75

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$275.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.64

Total project goal

$324.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$324.27

1 Donor

-$162.13

Donations toward project cost

-$137.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.32

match offer

-$162.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.82

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.32

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$0.00

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