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Mrs. Baker from Chattanooga TN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Kids Expression Through Art

My students need arts and crafts supplies to do hands on projects in our classroom.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The day begins with Brain Dance, and is followed by a mixture of academic lessons, gross motor and fine motor work, sensory stimulation, self help and life skills training, as well as communication and speech therapy. Hopefully we will add more art soon!

I have seven amazing students.

Their ages range from 5-12, kindergarten through fifth grade. They all have multiple disabilities including a physical disability in which they use a wheelchair, walker, braces, or other assistive device. I have two students that are verbal and five that are nonverbal. I am always looking for ways for my students to be able to communicate or express themselves. My classroom is considered to be a special education multi-handicap class within a public elementary school. The teachers and administration all work with me to include my students as much as is appropriate into the regular education classes.

My Project

My students will participate in hands on art projects that correlate with the weekly lesson. They will have opportunities to paint, stamp, glue, and create. They will develop hand eye coordination, fine motor skills, learn how to complete step by step instructions and have a way to express themselves.

While art is important for all children, it is crucial for kids with special needs.

Artistic activities directly exercise and strengthen the cognitive and physical skills that generally challenge special needs children, such as oral, tactile, visual, sensory and motor skills. With the art supplies requested, my students will have the opportunity to express themselves and succeed! Thank you for your donation!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP275X - Washable Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 3 $65.97
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 2 $59.00
EE524 - Lakeshore Tabletop Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL171 - Lakeshore Washable Ink Pads Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 2 $37.98
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
HH144 - Glue Pump • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
RS264 - Best-Buy School Glue - Gallon • Lakeshore Learning Materials $13.99 1 $13.99
PX2018 - Gold & Silver Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TA50SB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Sky Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 4 $4.76
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 4 $4.76
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99
TA50RD - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50VT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50BR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50BK - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50WT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - White • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50HG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50LG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50HR - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Holiday Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50RG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50MA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 3 $3.57
TA50LB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Light Brown • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 2 $2.38

Materials cost

$542.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$580.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.38

Total project goal

$682.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.54

18 Donors

-$662.12

Donations toward project cost

-$580.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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