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  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Pinksaw
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Paint My World Pretty

My students need one gallon each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black and white tempera paint, 2 packages of 12" X 18" white drawing paper, one package of 18" X 24" white drawing paper and one package of 18" X 24" manilla paper.

I teach in an all-day kindergarten in an inner city school in a large city in Rhode Island. Approximately 70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunches. Poverty is an issue for many of these children. There is a large population of second language learners in our school. Due to lack of exposure to learning type experiences, many of our kindergarten students enter school well below the readiness level.

Kindergarten used to be the place to go to learn to socialize and develop concepts through play activities as a means to get ready for reading in first grade. Those days are gone! Children who don't leave kindergarten reading, writing and doing math computations fluently are set up for failure. So much pressure is put on 5 year olds in school. As an early childhood educator, I fully understand that these goals can only be met if approached in a developmental manner. Money is no longer made available in budgets for "extras" such as paint, yet paint is essential to an effective kindergarten program. Stroking a paint brush across a paper aids in the development of eye/hand coordination, fine motor skills and spatial relationships. Science concepts are easily developed with paints. Math and literacy skills are easily integrated with painting activities. A child's creativity can flow freely through painting activities. Most of all, it is a developmentally appropriate activity for a 5 year old who will learn because he/she is having fun.

My students need paint and an assortment of paper. These materials will ensure that my 5 year old children will have have the opportunity to enrich their learning activities as they develop many of the developmental skills that are necessary for them to achieve success in school.

Your donation will make it possible my children to learn in a fun way. It will provide hours of fun for many children and a multitude of learning experiences throughout the year.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER DRAWING 12X18 60# WHITE • ABC School Supply, Inc. $21.99 2 $43.98
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE BROWN 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE RED 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE YELLOW 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE GREEN 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE BLACK 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE BLUE 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE ORANGE 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASHABLE WHITE 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAINT CRAYOLA WASH TEMPERA VIOLET 128 OZ • ABC School Supply, Inc. $24.99 1 $24.99
PAPER DRAWING 18X24 60# WHITE • ABC School Supply, Inc. $49.99 1 $49.99
PAPER DRAWING MANILA 40# 18X24 • ABC School Supply, Inc. $30.99 1 $30.99

Materials cost

$349.87

Vendor shipping charges

$34.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$411.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.22

Total project goal

$501.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$501.22

9 Donors

-$483.53

Donations toward project cost

-$411.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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