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Mrs. Crane from Springdale AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Play-Doh is Peaceful

My students need Play-Doh and tools to have opportunities to engage in sensory activities when stress is high.

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My Students

This project will serve a group of elementary aged students who are destined to have huge impacts on the world. Although 80% of them live in poverty, and more than 60% are English language learners, they are hard workers who only wish to achieve, and one day leave their footprint on the world. Many of these young boys and girls are overcoming the language barriers of learning a second language, many of whom are separated from their families who live thousands of miles away. Some live just down the street, but need and deserve the enrichment that real-world projects can provide.

My Project

My students are faced with so many challenges adjusting to American public education. Some of them have never even been to school before, or have attended inconsistently, even though they may come to us in second, third, or fourth grades. Rigorous standards have increased demands for critical thinking. These high expectations will certainly prepare them for the future, but right now, they are so bogged down cognitively that other traits are beginning to take hold. Stress negatively impacts the learning of children, decreases academic progress, and increases a child's risk for behavioral problems. Using the Play-Doh during learning will provide an outlet for students to express themselves as they mold and manipulate- a therapeutic way of addressing the stressful load they come to me with. For these reasons, I am asking for several cans of Play-Doh and different texture tools that students will be able to use to manipulate the dough. Additionally, I have requested a few sets which include mats that lead students to build patterns, measure, count, and match different shapes. They will be stored in the tub I have also requested.

The variety of Play-Doh and tools obtained through this project will serve as a hands-on therapeutic outlet to ease the stress of the rigorous academic load in the twenty-first century classroom.

Mrs. Crane
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 40 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ziploc WeatherShield 26.5 and 44 Quart Storage Box, 4 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $42.49 1 $42.49
Play-Doh And Language, Ages 2 and Up (LR3709) • Staples Advantage $26.99 1 $26.99
Play-Doh HASB5517BAMZ 4-Pack of Colors Gift Set Bundle (12 Cans-48 Oz) • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Hasbro Play-Doh Super Color Pack, 20/Pack • Staples Advantage $23.69 1 $23.69
Melissa & Doug Shape, Model & Mold Clay Play • Staples Advantage $16.99 1 $16.99
Play-Doh And Shapes, Ages 2 and Up (LR3707) • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Jumbo Clay Cutter Set • Staples Advantage $13.39 1 $13.39
Play-Doh And Counting, Ages 2 and Up (LR3708) • Staples Advantage $12.99 1 $12.99
Play-Doh Shape and Learn Make and Measure • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Play-Doh Shape and Learn Textures and Tools • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Play-Doh Classic Colors Assorted Pack, Ages 2 and Up (LR2474) • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99

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