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Mrs. Prochaska from Ames IA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make and Create Fun in Kindergarten

Help me give my students art and craft supplies for their make and create learning time.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kids just want to have fun! Kindergarten students don't want worksheets and flashcards, they want their learning experiences to be fun and engaging at their developmental level. With the push of more difficult curriculum and learning standards in kindergarten, I am determined to keep our learning fun and active!

My students come to school with very diverse needs in their school readiness skills.

Some can't identify a number or a letter of the alphabet, while some begin Kindergarten with the experience of preschool and are ready to explore the curriculum at a deeper level. I have 25 students who are five and six-years-old in a full-day kindergarten classroom. Our school is considered "high poverty" due to our large percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

My Project

My students have a jam-packed school day of listening and learning! Kindergarten students have academic standards to meet in reading, writing, phonics, science, math, and social studies...and it can be overwhelming to our youngest learners some days. I always try to break up our day with options for choice time, exploration, or brain breaks.

My students need art and craft materials to make and create their own projects during their free-choice time.

With these materials, my students will be able to relax and recharge with some choice time, which has a positive effect on the rest of our learning. Their little brains need a break from the daily rigors of the academic learning from time to time!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chengu 6 Pieces Craft Holes Punch 1 Inch Paper Punchers Scrapbook Punches with 10 Pieces Craft Sticker Paper, Round, Star, Square, Heart, Flower, Wave Circle Shape • Amazon Business $27.69 1 $27.69
Colorations Tipped Lacing Yarn for Kids, 100 Pieces, Assorted Colors, 32 Inches Long, Weaving, Beading, Arts & Crafts, Jewelry, Motor Skills, Reusable, Stringing Activities • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Craft Lever Punch 1-inch DIY Handmade Paper Punch for Festival and Greeting Card Making Ten Shapes Choices (White Square-Circle-Triangle) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Craft Lever Punch 1-inch DIY Handmade Paper Punch for Festival and Greeting Card Making Ten Shapes Choices (Star-Rhombus-Hexagon) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
One Bag of 1 Pound Darice Pony Beads 9mm: Neon Multi • Amazon Business $7.71 1 $7.71

Materials cost

$101.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$140.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.72

Total project goal

$164.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.79

1 Donor

-$73.79

Donations toward project cost

-$73.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$77.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$66.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.02

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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