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Mrs. Kortenhoven from Wyoming MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Unlocking Potential Through Art!

My students need paint to help support exploration, self-expression, imagination and creativity because these skills set the foundation for their future learning adventures!

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Relationships at our school are strong. We often see our children grow from preschoolers to second graders (our school grades are preschool up to second grade). Our school is special because many times we'll teach siblings and cousins of our students throughout the years.

Diversity is what makes our classroom special.

Our children speak Spanish, English, and a combination of the two. Many of our children are immigrants or have parents who are immigrants. Some have been in foster care. Almost all live at or below the poverty level, with 92% of children qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Many experienced or are experiencing trauma in their lives.

All children deserve to be ready for kindergarten. Studies show that children who enter kindergarten "ready" are more likely to attend school, perform well on achievement tests, graduate from high school, and even earn more money as adults. Our program helps children from challenging backgrounds become ready for Kindergarten. Yet we have $600 to fund everything from art supplies to books to field trips. We want our children to have everything they need to be successful in their lives.

My Project

Our goal is to help unlock the full potential of our students! Art is a wonderful tool that helps our children develop complex and powerful critical thinking abilities.

Paint is a great tool that can help unlock some of the potential each student has.

With access to this supply, the children are free to explore their own ideas and can organically learn about the world around them. They are free to try new things and they learn that it is okay to paint outside of the lines and that even when we make mistakes, we can learn from them. When children are comfortable expressing themselves through art, I find that it translates into other areas of learning. They are more confident with learning numbers, letters, colors, and they quickly develop grater social-emotional skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC195 - Paint Pump • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 7 $20.93
PX2128BU - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128TQ - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Turquoise • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128YE - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128RD - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128GR - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128RG - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
PX2128VT - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 1 Gallon - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$132.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.09

Total project goal

$193.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$193.94

4 Donors

-$96.88

Donations toward project cost

-$82.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.38

match offer

-$96.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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