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Mrs. Moore from Fort Worth TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Learning to Read and Write

My students need reading and writing technology material, Play-Doh, alphabet and number stampers, watercolors, washable paint and brushes.

  • $435 goal

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My Students

I'm a teacher in a Bilingual Title I (low-income) school. Most of my students are immigrants or are the 1st generation of their family born in the US. These children face unique challenges such as extreme poverty, a language barrier, and cultural isolation. Their special situation means that they require specific types of support, so they can fully integrate into their new environment.

My students are curious, attentive, and enjoy learning.

Like all children, my students are very active. They like to hop, skip, jump, and dance. They love to tell and retell stories. In the future, I hope they can tell a joyful story about their Kindergarten experience.

My Project

When students create art in the classroom they improve their hand-eye coordination and are able to communicate their thoughts and ideas through symbols (Richardson, Sacks & Ayers, 2003). I will use Play-Doh, watercolors, washable paint, CDs with games and didactic materials, and technology to support learning and create lessons to help my students start recognizing letter-sound combinations and develop the ability to read target vocabulary. Eventually, they will become proficient enough to create their own stories.

By including art in the process of teaching, students are more engaged, apply themselves more, and have more fun while learning.

These materials will help me give my kindergarteners a solid foundation in the pre-writing process. With a strong foundation, they will gain confidence in their reading and writing skills and more likely to be more life-long readers and writers.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 28 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh HASB5517BAMZ 4-Pack of Colors Gift Set Bundle (12 Cans-48 Oz) • Amazon Business $19.64 7 $137.48
Aprende Aprenda Juegos y Material Didáctico KINDER (CD in Spanish) • Aprende Aprenda $50.00 1 $50.00
Crayola Washable Paint, Assorted, 16 oz., 12 per Set (549718) • Amazon Business $44.68 1 $44.68
Aprende Aprenda Pre-Escritura (CD in SPANISH) • Aprende Aprenda $30.00 1 $30.00
Creativity Street Jumbo Paint Brush Assortment, 58 Pack (AC5161) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
S&S Worldwide 43261-26426 Watercolor Mega Pack (Pack of 36) • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Creativity Street Round Brushes, Assorted Colors, 144 Pack (AC5173) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Kiddy Dough 42-Piece Play Dough Tool Kit & Clay Party Pack w/Letters and Numbers – Mega Tool Playset Includes 45 Colorful Cutters, Molds, Rollers & Play Accessories + 2 BONUS Surprise Dough Extruders • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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