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Mrs. MATA from Alton TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Inner Van Gogh With Paints, Play Doh and More!

Help me give my students to opportunity to manipulate with play doh while making a healthy breakfast or using butterfly manipulatives to count.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are children from low income families in rural communities in Texas. They are experimenting with finger paints, play-doh and other manipulatives to strengthen their finger/hand muscles.

They gleefully draw pictures, get messy and love to explain their pictures to me while I draw out more pleasant thoughts and memories as we share and admire the picture.

They are truly an incredible group of children, and I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited and ready to learn each year!

My Project

The play-doh, finger paints, unifix cubes and counting manipulatives already have a "home" in my classroom. The use of these materials will facilitate not only the fine motor control my students need but will also aid in more conversation and sharing opportunities among themselves.

My students are noticeably more engaged in their art project and more willing to share their ideas as they create or count manipulatives together, sharing materials and using their manners in the process.

Many of whom are concerned with not getting messy will be more willing to experiment with paints and all of them will recognize themselves as artists.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unifix Cubes, Ten Assorted Colors, Set of 500 • Amazon Business $34.79 1 $34.79
Skoolzy Color Sorting Preschool Learning Toys - Butterfly Counting Montessori Toys for Toddlers - STEM Toys for Girls & Boys Age 2 3 4 5 Year Old - 75pc Educational Math Manipulatives Matching Game • Amazon Business $28.50 1 $28.50
Mold, Make, And Serve Up A Fun Play-Doh Breakfast! - Play-Doh Breakfast Time Set by Buengna • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Learning Resources Mini Motors Counting and Sorting Fun Set, Set of 72 • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Children's Artists Fabric Aprons - Classroom,Kitchen, Community Event, Crafts & Art Painting Activity. Safe Clean 24 Pack Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Play-Doh Shape and Learn Letters and Language • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
PAXCOO 30 Pcs Paint Cups with Lids No Spill Paint Cups with Paint Brushes and Paint Tray Palettes Cups for Kids, Toddlers, Children Art Class • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kiddy Dough 42-Piece Play Dough Tool Kit & Clay Party Pack w/Letters and Numbers – Mega Tool Playset Includes 45 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Dough Extruders • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Crayola Sidewalk Chalk 16 Count and Crayola Washable Kids Paint, Classic Colors, 6 Count. Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
KIDDY DOUGH 24-Piece Tools Dough & Clay Party Pack w/Animal Shapes - Mega Tool Playset Includes 22 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
WikkiStix Numbers and Counting Fun Cards for Learning with Molding & Sculpting Sticks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Easel Pad Bundle 50 Sheets 2-Pack • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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