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Mr. Hamel from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love of Learning Through Play

My students need materials to help them maintain their love of learning through exploration! Included in this project are watercolors, geosolids, coins, Play-Doh, glue, crayons, and more.

  • $578 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 3 and 4-year-olds from the west side of Chicago. At this age, they are so curious to learn and explore! This is an exciting age full of development both academically as well as socially. One hundred percent of the students in my school are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. They are curious and eager to learn through fun activities. They have such a wide interest and I want to provide the resources they need to better reach their full potential in their learning and their own curiosity. The funding of this project will only benefit my students

My Project

My classroom is set up to allow for learning through exploration and play. For my students, receiving the supplies will help them to foster a love of learning that comes from interacting with their peers through education-based activities. By having these items in my classroom, children from some of the poorest areas of Chicago will be allowed to have the same opportunities as other children.

These students are so intelligent and will benefit from having adequate supplies in the classrooms to help them foster a love of learning.

These items will be used specifically for the children in my classroom on the west side of Chicago.

The students will be using the crayons and markers to create new works of art that push their thinking and creativity. The will have all colors imaginable to create exactly what they see in the world or imagine in their heads. We will be using modeling clay to recreate characters, setting, and plots from stories read in class and using a globe to spark the imagination of all the places you will go. The time timer will help students see how long is left in any given activity.

Mr. Hamel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colorations BVRD Colorations Classic Colors Best Value Dough (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $77.25 1 $77.25
Crayola Bulk Crayons, 800 Count Classpack, 16 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $42.89 1 $42.89
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 240 Count Classpack, 12 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.98 1 $34.98
Illuminated World Globe for Kids With Stand,Built in LED for Illuminated Night View • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Charcoal) • Amazon Business $26.00 1 $26.00
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
S&S Worldwide 43261-26426 Watercolor Mega Pack (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
ETA hand2mind ManipuLite GeoSolids, Set of 45 • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Best Dry Erase Markers (BULK SET OF 36!) in Assorted Colors - Usable on any Whiteboard Surface - Fine Point White Board Pens in 12 Different Colors - Including Black, Neon, Red, Green, Blue, & More • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Crayola 58-7858 40 ct Broad Line Ultra-Clean Washable Markers Toy • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Expo 81045 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Joyin Toy 44 Pieces Clay Dough Tools Kit with Models and Molds. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Schoolworks 153520-1004 Blunt Kids Scissors Classpack of 12, 5 Inch • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
ETA hand2mind Assorted Plastic Realistic Coins, Set of 96 • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
BESTOMZ 2 Pack Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Sensory Play, Colored Oil Hourglass Relaxation Desk Toy Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Histar 50 Mini Jumbo Washable Markers;Assorted Colors;Conical Tip Broad Line Markers; • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$454.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.63

Total project goal

$577.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$577.55

3 Donors

-$505.49

Donations toward project cost

-$448.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.07

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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