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Mrs. Madden from Minneapolis MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Springing Into Creativity In The Classroom

My students need art materials that will assist them in exploring their own creativity.

  • $592 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high-poverty school district, my young students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these many challenges, I work to provide a learning environment where my students can achieve great things through creative and meaningful learning experiences.

"Kiss your brain" is a phrase we use to celebrate the amazing learning that happens daily.

This learning can look like puzzling through how to build letters and numbers out of blocks, exploring in our sensory table, building pattern trains, creating gigantic animals out of paper and also connecting to, and expanding on the stories we read daily. I enter into my classroom daily with the goal of creating a learning environment where my students have their curiosity piqued, their learn expanded and are encouraged to be successful life-long lovers of learning.

My Project

We are entering into the season we have all been waiting for, Spring! With the anticipation of the change in season, my students are budding with creative energy. What can we do? What can we create? The possibilities are endless.

As I strive to be a better teacher for my students, I continue to learn the importance of offering open-ended, creative activities that allow students to develop their own sense of wonder and express their very own ideas.

I look forward to offering my students opportunities to explore Spring changes both in and outside of the classroom. We will use the "Giant Bug collection" in our sensory table to count legs and antennas, compare and contrast shape and form and create our very own kinds of bugs! We look forward to creating spring flowers using water color, markers and collage materials. Our classroom will be bursting with signs of spring. The drying rack will come in handy to organize students wet art creations. Incorporating these art materials into our classroom will assist students with fine motor development, while also giving my students the opportunity to blossom in their creative expression.

I look forward to sharing with you the amazing things they will create.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC652 - Lakeshore Double-Space Mobile Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
JJ439 - Washable Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
VX735 - Best-Buy Jumbo Crayons - 8-Color Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
BT224 - Giant Bug Collection • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GA355 - Easy-Punch Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GA934 - Smelly Markers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 2 $21.98
VR717 - Washable Liquid Watercolors - 8-Color Set - 4 Ounces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BX532 - Easy-Clean Craft Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
FK109 - Bugs Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA394 - Dough Design Wheels • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC658 - Colored Feathers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 3 $6.57
HH481 - Kid-Sized Paintbrushes - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 2 $3.98

Materials cost

$465.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$502.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.66

Total project goal

$591.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$591.08

4 Donors

-$295.54

Donations toward project cost

-$251.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.33

match offer

-$295.54

Match offer toward project cost

-$251.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.33

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$0.00

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