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Mrs. Phillips from Springdale AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wants vs. Needs: A Healthy Approach

My students need the following art supplies such as 3-D collage kit, craft paper, tape and the books on healthy habits to better communicate and show their knowledge and understanding of wants and needs.

  • $924 goal

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My Students

I am a Pre-K teacher in a low income/high poverty school. These students also come from various ethnicities that bring great challenges along with poverty. My students come to school to have opportunities they wouldn't have had if they didn't attend school. By attending this Pre-K program, it is my hope to provide educational experiences that will level the playing field to that of their peers as they enter Kindergarten.

Even though our students face many challenges, they are eager to learn when they come to school.

My students are always looking to creating things to express what they have learned. They yearn for knowledge daily and look to me for guidance in their learning.

My Project

Since the children in my classroom are 3-5 years old, the concept of wants and needs can be difficult to understand. It is my responsibility to relate wants and needs to a topic that is easier to understand, such as the topic of food.

One of our Pre-K units has an emphasis on eating healthy.

This is a great time to incorporate the topic of wants and needs. My students haven’t mastered writing but enjoy expressing themselves through art. With the art supplies I have requested students will be able to make 3-D art, collages, pictures and sculptures along with graphs and T-charts. This will be a way that I will be able to assess their knowledge of wants and needs with a healthy approach.

Mrs. Phillips
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TA80ACX - Superbright Sulphite Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Case - Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
RA644 - Healthy Habits Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $97.50 1 $97.50
LM923 - Super-Safe Craft Tape Center - 1" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
CG639 - Roll-On Painters - 10-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Play-Doh(r) School Modeling Compound School Pack (48-Piece Set) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $37.36 1 $37.36
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/pk (SAN86001) • Staples Advantage $15.99 2 $31.98
TT211 - 3-D Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA423 - Spin & Draw • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA520 - Peel & Stick Foam Cubes - Set of 600 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
AA103 - Pastel Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
SD742 - Craft Tape Pack - 1" Bright Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GA355 - Easy-Punch Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Chubby Brushes (Set of 30) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Pom Poms Value Tub • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
LA424 - Spin & Draw Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
Water Pots (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Wooden Geometric Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 2 $11.82
LA394 - Dough Design Wheels • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
12" Chenille Stems (400 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Feathers • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Tempera Cakes with Tray • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76
Expo Low Odor Fine Tip Dry-Erase Markers, Assorted, 8/pk (86601) • Staples Advantage $5.93 1 $5.93

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