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  • $445 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Hernandez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Theraputty, Fidget Toys, and Koosh Balls Oh My!

My students need markers, Koosh balls, fidget pieces, stress balls, squeeze toys, Theraputty, two trace light boxes, tally trackers, and timers to learn.

My Students

"Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)." ~Anissa Ramirez once said. My project, "Empowering Students Through Art" will help all of my students express themselves through art.

My students are a wonderful bunch that is eager to learn and put forth great effort in class with the materials we currently have.

I work with a large culturally and linguistically diverse group of learners, which include primary grade levels. I work with students who have autism, students with specific learning disabilities, and speech-language impairments. My students attend an elementary school where close to 70% of our students are English Language Learners and 90% of our students receive free or reduced lunch.

My Project

I would like the arts to meets informational text with this science integrated observation drawing activity. My students will read about Georgia O’Keeffe then respond to informational text and write about the artist art work. The lesson will continue with an observation of several of O’Keeffe’s flower paintings with a focus on detail, radial symmetry, shading. After, my students will create their own surrealistic drawings by looking at flower paintings, then tracing and shading in large scale flowers in the style of O’Keeffe by using the trace light boxes. I would also like to have a collection of Koosh balls, fidget pieces, stress balls, squeeze toys, and Theraputty to help them focus during our lessons. Fidget toys are self-regulation tools to help with focus, attention, calming, and active listening. The timers will be use to time my students when they use the fidget toys. The tally trackers will be use to track data before and after my students use the fidget toys.

Please help my students by contributing to markers, Koosh balls, fidget pieces, stress balls, squeeze toys, Theraputty, two trace light boxes, tally trackers, and timers for our creative art projects.

These resources will help my students learn and appreciate art. With the help of generous donors, my students will develop a love for art and these worthwhile art experiences will help my students become lifelong artist and learners.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Porta-trace 1 Porta Trace 1012-1L 10 x 12-inches Stainless Steel Frame Lightbox with LED last up to 50,000 hours • Amazon Business $49.97 2 $99.94
Theraputty Resistive Exercise Putty - Set of 6 resistances - 4 oz. • Amazon Business $26.11 2 $52.22
MARATHON TI080006-BK Digital 100 Minute Timer w/ Magnetic Clip - Black, Batteries Included • Amazon Business $6.95 10 $69.50
Prang Art Markers, Washable, Conical Tip, Assorted Classic Colors, 8 Color Set (80680) • Amazon Business $6.54 4 $26.16
Boinks Fidgets 20 Piece Teacher Pack • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
HDE Handheld 4-Digit Number Counter Mechanical Tally Lap Tracker Manual Clicker - 2-Pack (Black) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Stress Balls and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment (12 Pack) Stress Relax Toy Balls, Puffer Ball Assortment • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Koosh Ball Random Color - Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05

Materials cost

$303.65

Vendor shipping charges

$11.96

State sales tax

$27.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.70

Total project goal

$444.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.64

3 Donors

-$147.32

Donations toward project cost

-$125.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$297.32

Match offers toward project cost

-$252.72

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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