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Ms. Ryan from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschooler in Need of the Basics!

Help me give my students age-appropriate scissors, dry erase markers, paint daubers, craft sticks, and glue sticks.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

I teach in a preschool classroom in a Chicago public school. It is comprised of two half-day blended classrooms. Each classroom has a mix of both three and four year-olds. There are 20 students in each class that include both regular and special education students. My students are eager to learn and play. Our school is limited in funding for materials. We are considered low-income with 93% of our students receiving free lunches. Ten percent of our students are considered English language learners.

My Project

My preschool classroom is in need of some basic materials that will allow my students to learn through art materials.

These basic art materials will assist my preschooler to learn about shapes, colors, letters, numbers, their names, and create their own art masterpeices!

Every day my students trace lines, shapes, letters, and their names on laminated pages. My 38 preschoolers utilize dry erase markers to complete this task. We go through a lot of dry erase markers and they need to be replenished often. Many of the art activities presented in preschool are student-directed. They love exploring and creating with a variety of materials. The children create buildings or structures with craft sticks. Of course, they need glue sticks for the sticks to stick to the construction paper. The paint daubers, pom poms, wiggle eyes, and age-appropriate scissors will assist and help create some wonderful art projects! I can't wait to share the pictures with you!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Expo Ultra Fine Point Dry Erase Markers - Ultra Fine Marker Point Type - 2 Boxes (24 Markers Total) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
8-pack Washable Dot Markers / Bingo Daubers Dabbers Dauber Dawgs Kids / Toddlers / Preschool / Children Art Supply 3 Pdf Coloring eBooks = 100 Activity Sheets To Do! • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94
Creativity Street Peel and Stick Wiggle Eyes, Assorted Sizes, Black on White, Set of 137 • Amazon Business $5.49 3 $16.47
Perfectware PW Colored Craft Jumbo 200 PW Colored Craft Jumbo Sticks (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Leinuosen 16 Pieces Kid Scissors 5 Inch Blunt Tip Kid Scissors, School Left and Right Handed Kids Scissors,Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Colorations Super Fluffy Soft Acrylic Mini Pom Poms, Set of 450, 1/4 to 1/2 inch, Resealable Bag, for Kids, Arts & Crafts, DIY Crafts, Hobby Supplies, Creative Craft DIY Material, Quality • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
1008pcs 2/5" (10mm)Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook and Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes,White • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Chenille Kraft Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Jumbo Size, 6 x 3/4, Wood, Natural Wood, 500/Box (3776-01) • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
200 PCS Colorful Craft Sticks Natural Wooden 4-1/2" Length Treat Sticks Great for DIY Craft Creative Designs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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