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Ms. Olivia from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Love to Squeeze!

Help me give my students materials to use and manipulate with their hands.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a wonderful school with a terrific team of teachers and staff. I am blessed to be working at a school with so much support. My classroom is home to 40 very eager and enthusiastic preschoolers. The majority of my students are low-income, bilingual learners. My students are my inspiration, and they challenge me to open my mind every day. I owe it to them to provide them with nothing but the best. I hope to always be able to provide them with materials that will help inspire their hearts and minds.

My Project

Our classroom is home to various different modes of learning. The majority of my students are tactile learners and love to feel things with their hands. We do so much learning with these materials, and because they can hold them in their hand and manipulate them, it helps activate their brains. Having materials like Play-Doh and water sensory beads also allows my students to practice and use their fine-motor skills. It's an important skill that is developed in the early childhood years. These materials will allow my students to use their small muscles to try and control their fingers and thumbs. This will help them become independent in self-help skills like buttoning and zippering their jackets and sets the foundation for school readiness by helping to develop their writing and drawing skills.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 40 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, Multicolor (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Crayola Model Magic, Primary Colors (Red/Yellow/Blue/White) 8 Ounce Packs (4 Count Bucket) No-Mess, Soft, Lightweight Modeling Material For Kids 4 & Up, Easy to Paint and Decorate, Air Dries Smooth • Amazon Business $19.03 2 $38.06
Play-Doh 2-Lb. Bulk Super Can of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound with 4 Classic Colors - Red, Blue, Yellow, & White • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Leeche Non Toxic 300pcs Jumbo & 20000 Small Water Beads Gel Beads Kit for Kids-Value Package Sensory Toys and Decoration • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
FansArriche Ocean Water Beads for Kids Tactile Sensory Experience, 12 Oz Blue Sensory Beads with Counting Spoon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
UMIKU Water Beads 50000 Soft Beads Rainbow Mix Water Growing Balls for Kids Tactile Sensory Toys Home Décor • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97

Materials cost

$124.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$156.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.68

Total project goal

$184.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$184.52

5 Donors

-$139.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.35

match offer

-$43.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$37.19

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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