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Ms. Moore from Kansas City MO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Visual Arts & Fine Motor Skill Manipulation Tools!

Help me give my students tools for practicing three-dimensional art, fine motor skills and materials manipulation!

  • $280 goal

This project expired on June 3, 2019.

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My Students

Over the past four-plus years, a grassroots movement has been stirring in the center of Kansas City, Missouri, to open a new, free charter school that offers something new: a school that provides an excellent public education focused on developing and demonstrating understanding while building connections within a diverse community. Our school was first piloted by five community members who wished to have better elementary education options for KC's children.

After research, The Community School Initiative wrote an RFP and rallied hundreds of families together to start our school on its founding journey, and here we are in year two: facing new challenges and obstacles with a larger student body and added grade level.

We are making a huge impact on the KC educational climate, but need help to provide our students with the resources to be their best.

It is a bit of a tumultuous time in education in our country with tighter budgets and state politics that can interfere with what is best for our kiddos. Knowing that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes many selfless strangers like yourself to support and sustain a great school - we are so grateful for you.

My Project

In kindergarten and first grade, we are continuing to improve our fine motor skills through the manipulation of clay and Play Dough. We are moving into 3D sculpture in the second half of our year, and these tools will help us learn how to cut, shape and move clay and similar mediums.

We also are learning about parts of a whole in math and reading, so in order to integrate these skills, we will be learning about illustrators and designers, making and designing our own puzzles.

This project will benefit the whole school and be used not only in the art room, but in the classrooms as well for choice time, integration and small group skills.

Ms. Moore
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 5 $104.95
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Joyin Toy 44 Pieces Clay Dough Tools Kit with Models and Molds. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Joyin Toy 44 Pieces Clay Dough Tools Kit with Models and Molds. • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
45 Pieces Clay Dough Tool Mold Cutters for Kids, Various Shapes, Assorted Colors by V-story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
45 Pieces Clay Dough Tool Mold Cutters for Kids, Various Shapes, Assorted Colors by V-story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Pandapia 44 PCS Play Dough doh Tools Playsets with Molds Cutters • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
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 $11.98 1 $11.98

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