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Mrs. Cruz from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pre-K Fun!

Help me give my students play-doh and washable sidewalk chalk to use during remote learning.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are not provided with the support and resources they need and deserve. They are very eager, energetic, fun preschoolers who want nothing more than to succeed in the classroom and build the foundation they need to be successful in the school years to come.

I love to see how excited and open my students are to learning new things each day in the classroom.

I want to give my students every opportunity in my classroom, so they can enjoy all that preschool has to offer. My students are creative, smart and eager to learn. I have the opportunity to teach twenty, wonderful preschool students who come from Spanish speaking homes.

Unfortunately, my students attend a low-income school in Chicago. About ninety percent of the students are from low income households. As their teacher, I am dedicated to creating an environment where they feel safe, happy and valued.

My Project

Play-Doh is an important facet of the early childhood environment.

Play-Doh exploration provides important opportunities for the development of fine motor skills (such as pushing, squishing, squeezing, and pinching).

As many early childhood teachers know, it provides an excellent outlet for releasing tension and stress. It is calming to children! My students are of age cycle four and enjoy the pure, sensory experience of playing with Play-Doh. They are able to focus their attention, as well as use their creativity to manipulate the Play-Doh into whatever they have in mind. They are also building their language as they interact with each other at the Play-Doh table to discuss what they are creating.

The sidewalk chalk will be used during recess time for students at school and those who are still remote.

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

Equity Focus

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 20 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk, Assorted Bright Colors, 48/Pack (512048) • Staples Advantage $6.69 10 $66.90
Play-Doh Bulk Spring Colors 12-Pack of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound, 4-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95

Materials cost

$126.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.01

Total project goal

$186.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.76

7 Donors

-$186.76

Donations toward project cost

-$158.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.01

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$0.00

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