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Ms. Smith from Miami FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students From Puerto Rico Need Play Dough to Encourage Cutting!

My students need play dough to encourage skills such as cutting with scissors.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 4-5 years old and they are from a variety of different economic backgrounds, with 99% of students receiving free lunch. They come to school everyday, enthusiastic, happy and eager to learn. Our school's location is in downtown Miami.

In the neighborhood of downtown Miami, my students are not exposed to many resources that are geared towards a Pre-K/Kindergarten student.

Parents bring their children to school early so that they can take advantage of the free breakfast that is offered everyday so it is inconceivable to ask them to donate school supplies when it is difficult for them to find food for their children. It is because of this reason that I am seeking the assistance of DonorsChoose and their sponsors to help me to help my students.

My Project

My students will use play dough to strengthen the muscle tones in their little hands when they flatten, squash, squish and roll it. Studies have shown that when students work with play dough, it helps to develop their muscles and helps with their writing skills. Having developed muscles is extremely important because I am also teaching the children how to use scissors to cut on a straight line.

In addition to helping with the development of the children's muscles, squishing and rolling play dough can also be therapeutic and very calming to the students after the Hurricane.

This will help to ease the tension they are left to deal with and it's like giving them a stress ball.

Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AX30 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99

Materials cost

$113.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$145.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.71

Total project goal

$171.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$171.40

1 Donor

-$57.13

Donations toward project cost

-$48.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.57

match offer

-$114.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.14

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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