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Ms. Morrell from Milwaukee WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of a Child Blossoming Into...?

My students need an assortment of art manipulatives and supplies including the following: paint, brushes, paint cups, beads, glue, markers, ink, and play dough toys.

  • $539 goal

This project expired on May 3, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is lacking art materials. We don't have many supplies that go beyond paper and pencils. I want my students to be able to explore the different subjects with a variety of mediums. One can only do so much with construction paper and glue. Please help open the door to artistic exploration.

My classroom is filled with high energy five-year-olds.

They are a lively bunch and they love variety. When they are doing an activity that incorporates an art activity, they start out quiet. As the project progresses, they start to get louder and louder. They notice what their neighbor is doing and they want that person to help them do something similar. They start asking how to spell words, so that they can label the parts of their picture. The level of happiness in the room rises.

My Project

I am requesting a lot of art materials. Some are to be used with play dough. Every year I have a few students who do not have strong hand muscles. This hinders their ability to write well because their fine motor skills are lacking. The play dough helps to strengthen their hands. I am also requesting painting materials. The children love to paint and it is a medium that they do not frequently get to do. This activity also helps to strengthen their fine motor skills and it improves their vocabularies. When the children paint there is always a lot of conversation. This is important because frequently the children are asked to be quiet throughout the day and they need time for self expression and conversation. Later in the school year I will include painting into our writing center. Once the children's writing skills develop to a higher level of independent work, they can paint and then write about their painting. I have also requested a few items that will just make things fancy.

Children need to have a way to express themselves through art.

If they don't have a variety of supplies and tools, their creativity can be limited. It is amazing how a bag of colorful feathers can make everyone happy and laughing. Something as simple as a feather can make a peacock dashing in a way that coloring with a crayon can not. I want to be able to give the children the supplies that they need in order to be joyful while they work.

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

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19 donors19 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spill Proof Paint Cups • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.84 1 $6.84
Straws to String • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.42 1 $9.42
Manuscript Letter Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.14 1 $11.14
All Kinds of Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.84 1 $6.84
Dab'n Stic School Glue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.44 1 $15.44
Do-A-Dot Art Mini Dots and Doodles (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.86 2 $25.72
Wooden Marker Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 2 $27.44
Wonderfoam(r) Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 1 $5.12
Really Big Buttons • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.14 1 $11.14
Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.48 1 $27.48
Clay and Dough Tools • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
LC658 - Colored Feathers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 1 $7.95
BA8112 - Pom-Poms • Lakeshore Learning $2.95 3 $8.85
FF106 - Collage Buttons • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 1 $7.95
FF491 - Alphabet Collage Beads • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
DS348 - Dough Rollers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
EE626 - Learn-The-Alphabet Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
JJ126 - Numbers & Counting Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
RA421 - Rubbing Crayons - Set of 40 • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
CE564 - Beginner’s Picture-Word Rubbing Plates • Lakeshore Learning $11.99 1 $11.99
LA712 - Giant Washable Color Ink Pads Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
HH601 - Uppercase Alphabet Painters • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
VR308X - Tempera Blocks - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $26.95 1 $26.95
VR308X - Tempera Blocks - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $26.95 1 $26.95
TS127 - Jumbo Tempera Painters • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
TS127 - Jumbo Tempera Painters • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
LC1340X - Nylon Bristles - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 2 $13.90

Materials cost

$397.71

Vendor shipping charges

$19.03

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$457.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.77

Total project goal

$538.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$538.48

19 Donors

-$530.19

Donations toward project cost

-$457.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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