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Mrs. Hill from Elizabeth NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mystery Art Boxes

My students need pencil cases, water color paint, paperless crayons,rubbing kits, wikki stix, play dough, Model Magic, scented markers, stampers, color shape puzzles, scissors, color toys for identifying and sorting colors. Training crayons and scoopers too.

  • $1,324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Pre-K Students are culturally diverse and live in an Urban area of NJ. Many students qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program which means they live below or near the poverty level. The best thing about my students is they don't know or care about any of the information mentioned above. They come to school each day ready and the willingness to learn.

I love how excited my three to five year old students become when they are given the opportunity to create and experience a new art project, they are so appreciative and eager to encounter new things.

My Project

Every Pre-k student has a different attention span and ability level for Art & Fine motor demands required to complete a given project. When students complete a project early or has put in as much work that they are capable of doing and there and wait time is required before the group can move on to the next activity, disruptions sometimes occur by students who have trouble waiting a few minutes for everyone to complete their project or clean up procedures.

Mystery art boxes will cut down on disruptions in the classroom, students getting off task and smooth our transitions between activities.

Most of all I hope the Mystery Art box Ideas will foster each child's love and excitement of art.

Students will independently access their Mystery Art Box once they have completed their assignment. Art boxes will include a new material every 2 weeks. Students will experience a variety of materials that will always be a surprise. Materials that will fill the Mystery boxes can be paperless crayons and rubbing kits, wikki stix, play dough, Model Magic, scented markers, stampers, color shape puzzles, scissors, color toys & cubes for identifying and sorting colors- primary and secondary colors.

Since there are 15 students in each of my art classes I will need a minimum of 15 of each item So there is enough Mystery Art Boxes for each child in the class.

Mrs. Hill
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Do-A-Dot Art Paint Markers - 25-Piece Classroom Pack • Nasco $58.95 2 $117.90
Crayola My First Crayola Palm-Grip Crayons - Set of 6 • Nasco $11.85 8 $94.80
Handy Scoopers • Nasco $11.95 6 $71.70
Westcott 5 in. Childrens Scissors - Blunt Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $34.95 2 $69.90
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Bold Color Markers - Set of 8 - Conical-Tip Set 7832 • Nasco $3.85 15 $57.75
Foam Puzzle Cubes • Nasco $13.25 4 $53.00
Wikki Stix Primary Colors Classroom Pack • Nasco $44.60 1 $44.60
Crayola Washable Pip-Squeaks Telescoping Marker Tower - Set of 50 • Nasco $21.65 2 $43.30
Crayola Window Markers With Crystal Effects - Set of 8 • Nasco $5.35 8 $42.80
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Stamper Markers - Set of 10 • Nasco $5.15 8 $41.20
Crayola Model Magic Classpack - Primary Colors • Nasco $40.95 1 $40.95
Crayola Washable Window Markers - Set of 8 • Nasco $4.80 8 $38.40
Daubers - Set of 40 • Nasco $18.80 2 $37.60
Crayola Washable 8-Color Oval Pan Watercolor Set • Nasco $2.37 15 $35.55
Easy-Carry Pencil Box • Nasco $1.82 17 $30.94
PETA Long Loop Easi-Grips - Left-Hand • Nasco $13.75 2 $27.50
Roylco Art Start Kit • Nasco $26.95 1 $26.95
Make-A-Match Core Concepts Puzzles - Colors • Nasco $9.95 2 $19.90
Design Blocks 16 Color Cubes Block Puzzle • Nasco $19.50 1 $19.50
Scratch Art Chunk-O Multicolor Crayons - Box of 12 • Nasco $9.45 2 $18.90
Play-Doh Rainbow Starter Pack • Nasco $7.95 2 $15.90
Rubbing Plates - Garden Flowers - Set of 6 • Nasco $10.60 1 $10.60
Roylco Leaf Rubbing Plates - Set of 16 • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Giant Pom-Pom Assortment • Nasco $7.50 1 $7.50
Snip Loop Scissors • Nasco $3.00 2 $6.00

Materials cost

$982.09

Vendor shipping charges

$98.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,125.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$198.53

Total project goal

$1,323.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,323.56

6 Donors

-$661.78

Donations toward project cost

-$562.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.26

match offer

-$661.77

Match offer toward project cost

-$562.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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