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Mrs. Donaldson from Port Murray NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Imagination Station for Kinders!

My students need an imagination station! Students at this age benefit from the opportunity to explore and strengthen their visual, decision making, and fine motor skills! All which can be done here! I am requesting items such as a storage cabinet, colored pencils and markers, aprons, Wikki Stix, and Pony Beads.

  • $1,076 goal

This project expired on August 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Some may say I am simply a kindergarten teacher, and that is okay with me! I simply teach my students how to read, write, add and subtract! However, most importantly, I simply teach my students how to respect themselves and others, how to use their words to communicate, and how to value the opinions of others and the world around them. At the ages of five and six, I am helping to form and mold the future in the best possible way I can!

My Project

Did you know that there are many developmental benefits when a child is immersed in exploratory art? When a student is actively engaged in creating a piece of work, he or she is strengthening their fine motor and decision making skills, as well as learning how to use their imaginations which helps to foster cognitive and social development throughout a child's early years!

Whether a student is using construction paper and broad tip markers to draw a story, or dough letter mats and number stampers to practice what was taught to them throughout the school day, this station will offer my students the opportunity to be constantly engaged and interested in learning without even noticing!

Students would also be taught to use this station as a cool down spot for when they need a moment to release frustration through the process of art. Items such as the pony beads which students can string, as well as the Wikki Stix that students can bend in any which way, will be ideal for this use of the space! I am also requesting a storage cabinet to store the materials.

Having an imagination station within my classroom will allow my students to create and appreciate their artistic abilities while having fun. In conclusion, this station would help develop generations to come in many ways! An imagination station will undoubtedly improve a child's social and academic success beyond their kinder year and I am excited for this station's potential within my classroom!

Mrs. Donaldson
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG261 - Heavy-Duty Holds Everything Storage Unit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $329.00 1 $329.00
LA796 - Best-Buy Colored Pencils - Set of 300 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
21218-1109-Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $69.28 1 $69.28
03406-5061-Blick Kid''s Apron - Royal, Small • Blick Art Materials $6.17 8 $49.36
04512-1059-Richeson Multicolor Art Trays - Set of 5 • Blick Art Materials $18.01 2 $36.02
TG166 - Extra-Large Messy Mats - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
06076-1100-Children''s Brush Set - Set of 100 • Blick Art Materials $30.63 1 $30.63
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
LM114 - Clear-View Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.50 1 $27.50
11420-1003-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 9" x 12", Assorted, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $1.36 20 $27.20
00711-1049-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $23.19 1 $23.19
AD576 - Pony Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC510X - Large Unbreakable Craft Jars - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
WS803 - Wikki Stix - Primary Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC363 - Jumbo People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
WS804 - Wikki Stix - Neon Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$848.04

Vendor shipping charges

$23.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$914.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.35

Total project goal

$1,075.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,075.68

12 Donors

-$828.00

Donations toward project cost

-$703.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.20

match offer

-$247.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$210.53

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.15

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$0.00

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