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Ms. Rentschler from Hamilton OH is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Fun Learning

Help me give my students some opportunities to have some fun hands-on learning tools like paint, erasers, and Play-Doh in order to learn and remember their basic and fundamentals, such as their letters, shapes, and numbers.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

I am a fourth-year teacher and I have learned that all students learn differently. In order to supply my students with what they need, we need to have many options for hands-on learning. I strongly believe in Piaget's theory of children learning best through play (hands-on). Our district as a whole is in a low-income area and received a D on our report card. It is my job and my goal to raise that letter grade and preferably by two grade levels and it all starts here in kindergarten!

Our school district prides itself on providing a comprehensive educational experience for all of our students.

We offer a full range of educational programs and services that meet the diverse and individualized needs of our students. These programs include traditional and rigorous academic content offerings, as well as career technical programs designed to meet the needs of a 21st-century workforce. Our schools maintain strong ties to the community by providing access to adult education courses and a variety of community educational workshops and recreational facilities.

We need your help in doing so! I would greatly appreciate it and bless you all.

My Project

I will be using the foam shaving cream to use on our desks in order to recall our letters and letter sounds. It is a fun game to say what is the letter that makes the sound /s/ and then they will use their learning to write the letter s on their table in shaving cream. 100% of the students participate and they have fun while learning fundamental content.

I am asking for these items in order to have fun through learning.

Play based learning is always the learning that sticks.

I am also asking for Play-Doh and screen protectors in order for my students to roll Play-Doh and do hands-on learning by creating and tracing their letters, shapes, and numbers.

We use the dot markers to change up the way we trace and learn letters. We will use the erasers to play letter memory match games and writing our friends names and erasing them on our whiteboards.

Ms. Rentschler
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prang (Dixon Ticonderoga) Washable Ready-to-Use Paint, Assorted Colors, 12/Set, 16 oz. • Staples Advantage $22.09 1 $22.09
Ashley Emojis Mini Whiteboard Eraser, Lightweight, Comfortable Grip, Multicolor, 10/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.89 2 $19.78
Do-A-Dot Art Mini Art Marker, Felt Tip Applicator, Jewel Tone Colors, Pack of 6 (DAD106) • Staples Advantage $17.39 1 $17.39
Play-Doh Rainbow Starter Pack, 8 Cans (SL8347) • Staples Advantage $8.49 2 $16.98
Chenille Kraft Creativity Street Beginner Paint Brush, Pre-School Set, 24/Pack (PAC5172) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
Staples Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Clear, 50/Box (34749) • Staples Advantage $11.29 1 $11.29
Gillette Foamy Regular Shaving Foam, 11 oz. (24040) • Staples Advantage $3.59 2 $7.18

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