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Mrs. Hart-Henson from Springfield IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need People Colors!

Help me give my students play dough and people crayons to help build their sense of diversity and community!

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten students are some of the busiest little people you will ever meet!

My students are 5 years old, and are smart, silly, frank, and funny!

They make my day and they break my heart. They're loyal and raw, and they're already working through some of the biggest challenges a person could ever face.

They are my life's work.

Many students in my class have endured adverse childhood experiences, some of which include physical abuse, foster home placement, parent incarceration, parent death, chronic and ongoing illness, homelessness, home infestation, developmental delays, and limited English proficiency.

Our school as a whole serves 250 students, of which 81% are from low income families and 24% have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

My Project

One of the most amazing things about teaching Kindergarten is getting to watch the children transition from a "me-centered" view of the world to an outlook more focused on community.

With writing tools and play dough in the color of their skin and that of their friends, my students will not only feel more confident in depicting themselves and their families in their work, but will have what they need to be inclusive in their drawings and creations all year long.

These materials will help to make our school year a success by building confidence and helping us to embrace our diverse and unique school family from the start!

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

Equity Focus

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 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC360Z - People Colors® Crayons - Set of 12 Packs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
DS740X - Tutti Frutti®Fruit-Scented Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $64.99 1 $64.99
TG166 - Messy Mats - Set of 5 - 18 1⁄2" x 25 1⁄2" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
HH396 - Tactile Numbers Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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