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Mrs. Haven from Indianapolis IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Art and Creative Expression

My students need various arts & crafts supplies including paper, paints, glue, fabric, and other fun art materials.

  • $440 goal

This project expired on December 4, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In kindergarten, we spend so much time teaching the basics: reading, writing, and math. Kindergarten is so academic now that there's scarcely time for any sort of classroom art experiences. I would like to incorporate artistic expression into my daily content instruction.

My students live in a high-poverty area of Indiana and many spend their leisure time at home in front of the television.

I've had a few that have never painted, or even held a crayon. Most have never been to preschool. They come to school lacking the most basic skills. I have budding artists every year - they are just waiting for opportunities for their talents to flourish! Our school is a small public school, and the budget is tight. We are provided with construction paper, pencils, crayons, and glue bottles for our students. Any other craft materials must be purchased out of the teacher's pocket.

My Project

The resources I have requested will help me create rich art experiences for my students to supplement our curriculum. I've requested paints and papers to allow my students to respond to literature creatively and demonstrate what they know about the differences in animals, to name a few activities. I've requested fabric pieces and that my students will use to create colleges in the style of some of our favorite illustrators. I've requested shells, jewels, foam shapes, and pasta pieces that my students can use to count, sort, and pattern in math as well as for craft activities. These materials, as well as some other basic supplies, will help to make our school curriculum more meaningful, and fun too!

Thank you for considering my project.

Without your help, I would never be able to afford these materials, and my students have so much to gain from art experiences, including self-confidence, pride, and the joy of self-expression. Your donation is much appreciated. Thank you!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MARKER - DRYERASE - COMBO 24PK - AVE29870 24-PK • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $26.21 1 $26.21
GLUE DOTS MINI PACK OF 300 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.79 1 $3.79
GLUE DOTS SCHOOL PACK OF 600 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.92 1 $8.92
GLUE ELMER'S SCHOOL GALLON • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $11.87 1 $11.87
BRUSH ASSORTMENT SET OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $14.24 1 $14.24
BRUSH FOAM WRAPAROUND PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.30 1 $6.30
PAINT FINGER CRAYOLA WASHABLE PINT • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $35.43 1 $35.43
PAPER 60# FINGER PAINT 11X16 WHT - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.41 1 $3.41
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE WHITE PINT • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.70 1 $3.70
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE ASST PINTS SET OF 12 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $38.56 1 $38.56
COLLAGE PASTING PIECES ALPHABET SET OF 2000 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $5.63 1 $5.63
FELT PENNANTS 9X22 ASSORTED COLORS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.47 3 $25.41
FELT ASST SHAPEPACK OF 50IZES/COLORS - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.10 1 $8.10
MOSAICS FABRIC PACK OF 400 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.35 1 $6.35
SHELLS BUCKET 16 OZ • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $8.28 1 $8.28
STAND UP SELF PORTRAIT KIT PACK OF 40 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $12.34 1 $12.34
FEATHERS MARABOU FLUFFS ASST CLRS 1 LB PKG - SCHOOL SMART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $20.40 1 $20.40
GLUE MATTE MOD PODGE TISSUE QUART • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $10.79 1 $10.79
PAPER CUT AND FOLD CIRCLES PACK OF 50 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $4.36 1 $4.36
PAPER FINGERPAINT FARM ANIMALS PACK OF 24 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.49 1 $6.49
ELEMENTARY SHAPES - KIDS PK 32 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $3.32 1 $3.32
GEMSTONES ACRYLIC ASST SHAPES/SIZES 1LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $9.87 1 $9.87

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