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Mr. Andy from Flushing NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen to Your Art

My students need various art materials and a drawing tablet to promote creativity and artistic expression in our pre-k classroom.

  • $399 goal

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My Students

Art is subject that isn't appreciated or prioritized in school. Yet children love art as it allows them to express themselves in a way they normally would not. Through drawing, craft, painting, and many other forms, art will allow my students to channel their inner creativity.

"I've watched through their eyes, I've listened through their ears, and I tell you they're the one." Our kids are young, ambitious, and curious, but there's darkness lurking about that's much too serious.

Pre-k is a time to explore and play, to imagine and create until the end of the day. But the trouble that's looming seems to be blooming. Academic rigor! Academic rigor! They're telling us to grow up much much quicker. They want to prepare us to be college ready. We want to go to college, but at a pace that's steady. Our parents can't help us out of the trouble that's lurking, it's not their fault! They're too busy working! It's up to you to help us keep our childhood we're about to lose, you wonderful people, the people of DonorsChoose!

My Project

Great thinkers help change the world. How many new inventions have debuted as luxury items a few years ago, but have since become necessities? Children need to be exposed to new ways if we want them to develop a creative mindset. We want them to ask questions and create solutions for them. "Art makes better humans, art is necessary in understanding the world and art makes people happy. Undeniably, art is not optional." The materials I've requested will make art a necessity in my pre-k classroom. The drawing tablet will allow my drawers a new medium for their drawings. It will allow them to digitize their artwork. The standard art materials will replenish our depleted supply, while the unique materials will be introduced into our project center. A new inventor's box has been developed for students to unleash their creativity even more.

Nathan Sawaya said, "Art nurtures the brain.

Whether made from clay, paint, wood, or a modern-day toy." The great thing about art is that it can be created with almost anything. Children and even adults can benefit greatly from just sitting down and allowing their minds to explore creatively and artistically. Your support will keep the innocence of childhood in pre-k and promote the importance of art.

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Mr. Andy
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wacom Intuos Manga Pen and Touch Small (CTH480S2) • Amazon $99.95 1 $99.95
TT279 - Wooden Craft Cubes - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Watercolor Paper - 12" x 18" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
18 x 24 White Drawing Paper (100 sheets) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 3 $25.38
Glitter Glue (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Straws to String • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Wooden Craft Pieces (350) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 2 $22.02
Chenille Stems - 6" • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 2 $13.52
Color Diffusing Paper • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 2 $13.52
Wooden Colored Craft Shapes (400 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
3/4" Masking Tape (6-roll pk) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Fabric Mosaics • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 1 $9.31
Wooden Geometric Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 1 $5.91

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