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Mrs. Jones from Lugoff SC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Superior Teaching Reached Every Day Through Creative Hands

My students need music instruments (rhythm sticks), art supplies (oil pastels), and dramatic play material (puppets), to have an innovative, hands-on learning experience.

  • $709 goal

This project expired on February 4, 2016.

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My Students

We exercise to wake up our brains! I want to "stretch my students' learning opportunities" and provide them with an innovative learning experience, through Arts Integration. Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.

I teach 12 Kindergarten students and 13 First Graders in a Title I school.

I have 25 students in my classroom. My Kindergarten students are above average and work on a first grade level. These students love to move and be actively engaged in learning. They are very creative and do very well with hands-on learning. Through the Arts Integration approach, my students will engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject and meets evolving objectives in both. It also provides multiple ways for students to make sense of what they learn (construct understanding) and make their learning visible (demonstrate understanding). When students engage in the creative process, they produce original work. They are able to communicate their ideas, insights, points of view and feelings.

My Project

I want to provide multiple ways for my students to engage in the creative process. Providing a variety of musical instruments will enhance the development of auditory skills, fine motor skills, and a sense of rhythm. It will also allow my students a creative way to retell a reading story or create a math problem. Having creative art supplies such as pastels available will provide my students with opportunities for creativity, uniqueness and self-expression. A dramatic play center including puppets will empower my students and promote creativity and innovation. Students will be able to use classic books as a model to create their own stories.

These donations will allow me to build a positive classroom environment where students can explore and are encouraged and supported to take risks.

"STRETCH" (Superior Teaching Reached Everyday Through Creative Hands) funding will provide my students with active hands-on learning with authentic problems for them to solve in divergent ways. It will also provide multiple ways for my students to make sense of what they learn and make their learning visible.

Mrs. Jones
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rhythm Stick Kit (Set of 24 Multicolored Rhythm Sticks) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Aeromax 1CGA My 1st Career Gear Assortment Suit • Amazon Business $60.46 1 $60.46
Guidecraft Wooden Tabletop Theater G51073 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Set - 8 pc - Multi Ethnical Collection • Amazon Business $36.30 1 $36.30
Remo Kids Percussion, Floor Tom, 10 Diameter with Mallet, Rain Forest Fabric • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
School Smart 1439213 Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1-Pint Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $23.13 1 $23.13
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Zoo Friends Hand Puppets • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Chenille Kraft 4091 Modeling Clay Assortment, 27 1/2g Each Assorted Neon,220 g (CKC4091) • Amazon Business $5.37 3 $16.11
Do A Dot Art Marker Brilliant 6-pack • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Melissa & Doug Farm Friends Hand Puppets • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Chenille Kraft 5168 Plastic Handle Colossal Round Brushes, Assorted Colors. 30 Brushes/Canister • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Chenille Jumbo Stems, 1000 Assorted Box • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Pentel Arts Oil Pastels, 50 Color Set (PHN-50) • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Pepperell Craft Making Assorted Pom Poms, Standard Colors, 750 Per Package • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Simplified Rhythm Stick Activities • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
School Specialty Wooden Rainstick - 10" • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Hohner Kids MT608 Musical Toys Percussion Effect - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Elmer's Washable All-Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz, Pack of 30 (E556) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Peacock Construction Paper, 12"X18", Bright White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Decora 700 Pieces Mixed Wiggle Eyes with Self-adhesive DIY Scrapbooking Crafts Toy Accessories • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Woodstock Percussion ZENERGY Zenergy Chime - Solo Percussion Instrument • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
BULK CRAFT CUP SEQUINS MIXED COLORS and SIZES ~ Great Big Pack ~ Over 5,000 sequins • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Children's Tambourine • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crayola Washable Kid's Neon Paint Set, 2-Ounce, 10 Count • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Fun Express Feather Assortment Model Kit (600 Piece) • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Loew Cornell 1021254 Woodsies Craft Sticks, 1000-Piece • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98

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