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  • $834 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bolt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

Help Bring Out The Picasso In Kindergarten

My students need two storage shelves for the art area, construction paper, and fingerpaint.

My Students

Can you imagine being four years old, bursting with creative energy, and not being able to create art? My students have so many amazing ideas, but we do not have the resources to make their vision come alive.

Twenty-two fabulous four and five year olds come to my classroom each morning, eager and excited to learn.

The look on their faces when they learn something new is simply priceless. Their eyes literally light up! I teach Kindergarten 1, or pre-kindergarten, in a Title I public school. Our school is located in an urban, poverty stricken community. Many of my students are English Language Learners with very limited English vocabularies. The children do not always have amazing materials at home or access to enrichment programs outside of school like their suburban peers do.

My Project

Our classroom has an art area, but the shelf that organizes our materials is broken and sits at a precarious angle. We are also completely out of construction paper, and our fingerpaint molded over the summer! I am requesting two beautiful new birch shelves to house our art materials. We will use the top of the shelf to display the children's work such as sculptures made with found materials. I am requesting a new set of fingerpaints to allow children to experiment with texture and blending colors. I am also requesting construction paper in all colors and drawing paper.

Our district has been forced to make major cutbacks and is unable to supply the materials we need.

I have also stretched my personal resources thin and am unable to purchase these wonderful materials. Your donation will truly impact my students' lives by exposing them to artistic experiences, increasing their self esteem, allowing them to explore, and enabling them to take pride in their learning. Thank you so much!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ195 - Classic Birch All-Purpose Storage Unit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
JJ367 - Classic Birch 4-Shelf Space-Saver Storage Unit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.50 1 $28.50
TA4409 - White Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TA4409 - White Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TA70TQ - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Turquoise • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 4 $7.56
TA70GL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gold • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70YE - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70HR - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70RG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70MA - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70RD - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70LL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Lilac • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70PN - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70LG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70WT - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70BK - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70WB - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Warm Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70TN - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Tan • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70SP - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Shocking Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70BL - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Brilliant Lime • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70HG - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78
TA70GA - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Gray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.89 2 $3.78

Materials cost

$668.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$708.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$125.00

Total project goal

$833.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$833.32

13 Donors

-$795.08

Donations toward project cost

-$699.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.26

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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