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Mrs. Philbrick from Portland ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Artists and Engineers

Help me give my students the art and building supplies they need to use their imaginations and problem solving skills to become artists and engineers. Simple materials such as paint, cardboard and markers can lead to amazing creativity.

  • $328 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright and eager learners, many of whom are experiencing school for the first time. I am a kindergarten teacher and I currently have 20 students. We are a school-wide Title I school in an urban neighborhood and our community is challenged economically.

Many of our students and their families are refugees and asylees from war-torn parts of the world.

We also have many native Mainers whose families are facing generational poverty. My students are culturally diverse, and bring the gift of that diversity with them into the classroom. My students love reading, writing, singing and hands-on learning experiences. Our school is an Expeditionary Learning school.

My Project

Kindergarten students start the year as bright and eager learners, ready to share their ideas through hands-on activities and learning. We begin our year in Kindergarten working as engineers; building and creating using our imaginations and everyday materials to create the most amazing and often intricate creations.

Kindergarten students learn best when tasks are open-ended and create the opportunity for them to take charge, get messy, solve problems, and work together to find a solution.

Our "Engineer Lab" is the perfect opportunity for all of this! My builders need simple materials such as yarn, cardboard, paint and markers as tools for their creations. It is truly inspiring to watch a young engineer's ideas come to life! Students have the chance to work together and share ideas as they problem solve how to create their own designs. Each time something doesn't work quite the way they wanted, they have the opportunity to to try again, redesign, and bring themselves one step closer to success. The process leads to confident, creative problem solvers ready to take on challenges across all parts of the school day!

Mrs. Philbrick
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Washable Paint, 16 Oz Plastic Squeeze Bottles, 1 Each of 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $39.80 1 $39.80
Crayola 53-0525-1 8 Pan Set Washable Watercolors, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $21.30 1 $21.30
Sago Brothers Modeling Clay Air Dry Ultra Light Molding Magic Clay 24 Colors, Best Kids Gifts Ever • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Corrugated Cardboard Sheets - 24-Pack Flat Cardboard Sheets, Cardboard Inserts for Packing, Mailing, Crafts - Kraft Brown, 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers Brilliant Washable 6 pack, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Better crafts 6 Inch Jumbo Craft Sticks in Bright Colors - 500 Pack • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
BAR DUDES Cardboard Coasters 100 Pack 4"x4" Square - White Blank Coasters Bulk Set - Paper Coasters for Drinks, DIY, Kids Arts and Crafts • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
TYH Supplies 20-Pack 22 Yard Acrylic Yarn Assorted Colors Skeins - Perfect for Mini Knitting and Crochet Project • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caydo 324 Pieces Pipe Cleaners 27 Colors Chenille Stems for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$232.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$278.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.06

Total project goal

$327.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$327.08

4 Donors

-$327.08

Donations toward project cost

-$278.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.06

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$0.00

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