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

Supplies for Creative Kindergartners

The cost of an assortment of arts and crafts supplies is $453, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Dear Donors, Do you remember how fun it was to make papier-mâché globes, Popsicle stick houses, paper bag puppets, and shoe box dioramas in school? I know I do, and I also remember exactly what I learned through these creations. Projects like these engage students, call on them to use their critical thinking skills, and make learning fun and exciting. Creative, enjoyable, engaging learning opportunities are the types of experiences I would like to provide for my 25 kindergartners, who attend school on Chicago's South Side. Our school is in highly impoverished area, and many of my students do not bring basic supplies to school. With the supplies I am proposing, my kindergartners will be able to soar to new learning heights! In the coming months, I have exciting science and social studies units planned. I hope to make models of the human body with my class, teach about African-American scientists and inventors while modeling their experiments and making their inventions ourselves, teach about maps and geography through making maps and globes, and learn all about animals through building diorama models of their habitats. For these projects, supplies such as glue, markers, paint, crayons, tissue paper, plastic animals, balloons, glitter, pipe cleaners, paper bags, foam shapes, construction paper, and paintbrushes are much needed. With your support, these amazing and exciting learning opportunities will be possible. Sincerely, A very grateful kindergarten teacher

Ms. Durkes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
256 Conical Marker Classpack in 16 Vivid Colors • Oriental Trading Company $39.95 1 $39.95
TREASURE CHEST OF PUPPETS -- Bemiss-Jason Treasure Chest of Puppets • Quill Corporation $28.79 1 $28.79
800 Regular Crayon Classpack in16 Vivid Colors • Oriental Trading Company $24.95 1 $24.95
SPARKLING GLITTER CRYSTAL, 4OZ CONTAINERS -- Spectra Glitter; 6-Jar Assortment • Quill Corporation $15.74 1 $15.74
8 Mother and Cute Baby Animals • Oriental Trading Company $14.95 1 $14.95
12 Sensational Sea Life Animals • Oriental Trading Company $14.95 1 $14.95
Learning About Animals - ScienceWorks for Kids • Evan-Moor Corporation $9.95 1 $9.95
PAINTBRUSH ASST ST24 • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Wonder Foam Sheets in Multicultural Colors (Wonder Foam Sheets in Multicultural Colors) • Dick Blick $7.05 1 $7.05
NASCO SELF HARDEN CLAY 5LB • Nasco $6.46 1 $6.46
WIGGLE EYES STICKERS, PAINTED -- Chenille Kraft Wiggle Eyes Sticker Rolls; Assorted Colors • Quill Corporation $5.03 1 $5.03
Semi-Moist Watercolors 8 Colors (6 packs) • Oriental Trading Company $4.49 4 $17.96
SEQUINS & SPANGLES -- Chenille Kraft Sequins & Spangles; 4-oz. Pack • Quill Corporation $4.49 1 $4.49
BALLOONS 12" ASST 72 • Nasco $4.37 1 $4.37
Sargent Little Artist Smocks (Smock, Blue Sleeveless) • Dick Blick $3.39 10 $33.90
9X12 CONSTRUCTION PAPER -- Quill Lightweight Construction Paper; 9x12, Assorted Colors, 200-Sheets • Quill Corporation $3.14 5 $15.70
CRAYOLA MODELING CLAY -- Crayola Modeling Clay • Quill Corporation $2.15 4 $8.60
Styrofoam Blocks and Shapes (Ball, Package of 12, 2" dia) • Dick Blick $2.03 1 $2.03
Craftsticks (Craftsticks, Box of 1000, Second Quality (slightly imperfect)) • Dick Blick $1.95 1 $1.95
Dick Blick Art Tissue (Pkg, 24 Sheets, Apple Green, 20" × 30") • Dick Blick $1.78 1 $1.78
Dick Blick Art Tissue (Pkg, 24 Sheets, Orange, 20" × 30") • Dick Blick $1.78 1 $1.78
Dick Blick Art Tissue (Pkg, 24 Sheets, Scarlet, 20" × 30") • Dick Blick $1.78 1 $1.78
Chenille Kraft Stems (Assorted, Pkg of 100, 12", 4 mm) • Dick Blick $1.52 5 $7.60
Styrofoam Blocks and Shapes (Ball, Package of 12, 1&frac12" dia) • Dick Blick $1.44 1 $1.44
Styrofoam Blocks and Shapes (Block, &frac12 × 12 × 12") • Dick Blick $1.35 3 $4.05
Elmer's Glue-All (Glue-All, 4 oz) • Dick Blick $0.62 35 $21.70
QUILL GLUE STICK, .28 OZ -- Quill Glue Sticks; .28-oz. • Quill Corporation $0.53 35 $18.55

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