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Ms. Stafford from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Project Learning: Creative Kids Create!

My students need construction paper, paints, pencils, glue sticks and other tools and materials to create projects that represent learning throughout the school year.

  • $472 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First graders are curious about everything! They have a zest for learning. Projects help children deepen their understanding of ideas and concepts. In order for us to create a variety of projects over the course of the school year we need an abundance and variety of craft supplies.

My students are from a high-poverty inner-city neighborhood.

The school is a public elementary school. My students our eager learners, they love to learn through songs, games, books and projects. Our class sizes tend to be large and last year I had 35 kindergartners. Good news, we are moving to first grade together. While we are all excited to be together again, there is a good chance the class size will be around 30 students. My students learn best by being actively engaged in their learning. Their beautiful little faces always light up when I announce, "we're doing a project".

My Project

These materials will bring curriculum to life. The projects my students create will help them deepen their learning and understanding of important curriculum content and concepts. While students plan and create their projects they enhance other important skills such as: organization, investigation, problem solving, collaboration and presentation skills. My students will be creating a variety of projects; graphic organizers, posters, puppets, mobiles, dioramas, books, and diagrams. These projects use an assortment of consumable materials. Our class needs all kinds and sizes of construction paper & card stock. In addition, we need glue sticks, craft sticks, stickers, poster crayons, pastels, water colors, markers and primary pencils. The assortment of mediums will encourage and excite students to get to work and be creative! The pencil sharpener will allow us to sharpen all sizes of pencils as we transition from primary to standard pencils. The whole punchers will help with book projects

Providing us with paper, glue sticks,craft & art materials enables my students to create projects that build responsibility and ownership of learning, enhancing skills and depth of knowledge.

Your help making this project come to life means everything to us! Each school year we go through a monumental amount of materials. And each year our school budget provides less and less of these consumable materials. We believe with your donations our ability to create and learn will succeed!

Ms. Stafford
Grades PreK-2
  • Williams Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PENCIL SHARPENER THREE HOLE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $32.25 1 $32.25
PENCIL PRIMARY W/ERASER PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $3.51 4 $14.04
PALETTE WATERCOLOR WITH 12 COLORS • School Specialty Inc. $2.84 15 $42.60
PEN BLACK FELT TIP FINE PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $3.79 4 $15.16
CRAYONS CRAYOLA POSTER SET OF 8 • School Specialty Inc. $2.65 15 $39.75
GLUESTICK PURPLE .28OZ 30-PK - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $8.97 5 $44.85
CONST PPR 9X12 RAINBOW 500 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $11.39 2 $22.78
PAPER CONSTRUCTION MULTI CULTURAL 9X12 • School Specialty Inc. $1.89 2 $3.78
CONST PPR 12X18 ASSORTEDTRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $3.70 3 $11.10
CONST PPR 12X18 WHITE TRURAY 50 PER PACK • School Specialty Inc. $3.70 2 $7.40
TAGBOARD 18X24 ASST - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $21.65 1 $21.65
PAPER SENT STRIPS KALEID TAG - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $4.36 1 $4.36
PAPER SENT STRIPS ZNR-BLSR 3X24 100-PK • School Specialty Inc. $7.21 1 $7.21
PAPER SENTENCE STRIP 3X24 MANILA - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $3.13 1 $3.13
STICKS JUMBO NATURAL PACK OF 500 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $6.64 1 $6.64
CRAFT STICKS SKIN TONE FACES PACK OF 24 • School Specialty Inc. $4.17 3 $12.51
CRAFT STICKS WILD ANIMALS PACK OF 50 • School Specialty Inc. $4.17 1 $4.17
WONDERFOAM NATURE STICKERS 4.5 OZ ASST • School Specialty Inc. $11.12 1 $11.12
WIGGLE EYES PEEL ASST PAINTED PACK OF 100 • School Specialty Inc. $4.08 2 $8.16
PUNCH 3-HOLE PAPER ADJ BLACK - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $8.02 1 $8.02
PUNCH PAPER WITH GRIP - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $2.37 3 $7.11

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