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Mrs. Thomas from Baltimore MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Our Hands

Help me give my students art and sensory materials such as play dough, paint, and kinetic sensory sand to promote their creativity and love of learning through hands on activities and art.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Pre-kindergarten is an exciting time where children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. They acquire many new skills, as well as build upon prior knowledge. I teach an amazing group of Pre-K students. They are energetic, curious, kind, and eager to learn. We are an urban Title One School, and all of our students receive free school lunch and breakfast. Also, in order to qualify for our program they must meet certain income guidelines. Even though we are faced with challenges, my students come to school every day ready and excited to learn. By supporting our class you are helping to create students who will develop a lifelong love of learning.

My Project

Children have a natural desire to learn and explore the world around them. At this age they are sensory motivated before they are academically motivated. Art and sensory play supports creativity, language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, and problem solving skills.

There are many opportunities for the children to learn through the art and sensory materials in this project.

Through play dough and kinetic sand play they can develop skills in all subject areas such as; learning and making shapes, letters, numbers, compare sizes, experiment with trial and error, and develop fine motor skills. Painting can help young children to learn colors, sizes, shapes, and patterns. It can also help them develop decision-making skills and social skills. This project will enable them to use finger paints, watercolors, tempera paint, and dot paint. They will also have the opportunity to use an assortment of art materials such as; foam shapes, pom poms, beads, buttons, etc. The materials in this project will give the children opportunities to develop vital skills while having fun. They will be so excited to explore, create, and play with these items in their centers. By supporting my students you are supporting children that are developing a life-long love of learning and the arts.

Mrs. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 1 $57.99
PP319 - Arts & Crafts Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 2 $31.98
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 2 $31.98
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA327 - Catch a Letter Magnetic Learning Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Pint - Set of 10 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
AA205 - Lakeshore Block Play People - African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
VR154 - Squish & Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LL889 - Fingerpaint Paper - 11 1/2" x 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.49 2 $14.98
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TS997 - Kwik Stix™ Tempera Painters - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
BS525 - Washable Watercolor Set - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 4 $11.16
LC2831 - Flexible Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
BA8150 - Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
HH481 - Kid-Sized Paintbrushes - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 4 $7.96

Materials cost

$445.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.89

Total project goal

$599.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.28

13 Donors

-$298.94

Donations toward project cost

-$254.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.25

match offer

-$299.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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