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Mrs. H. from Providence RI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Play Hard So We Can Learn!

My students need dress-up clothes, crayons, craft sticks, and other materials for their centers to meet all of their unique needs and learning styles.

  • $2,045 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Some children may need a behavioral approach, whereas other children may need a sensory approach." - Temple Grandin

My students are all unique and learn in many different ways.

They are curious and need to be able to actively participate in their learning environment.

Our school has students ranging from pre-K to fourth grade. My classroom consists of 15 amazing children. They range in age from three to five. Seven of my students have Individualized Education Plans. The students with disabilities in my classroom vary. I have students who are unable to walk independently; students who are non-verbal; and students who have sensory needs that impact their education and social skills on a daily basis. My students come from a variety of cultures, socioeconomic sectors and family structures. Although they are all unique, they all have a common goal to be lifelong learners. They are curious and energetic. They play and move to learn. Even at a young age, they learn to work together to explore their environment and solve problems. My students have so much to offer, they teach me every day!

My Project

My students need to be able to relate to the Centers in their learning environment so they are able to maximize their learning experiences. My students will have access to multicultural music, art materials and pretend play materials. Because my students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, this will encourage them to actively explore and engage in each Center.

In the Art Center, students will use multicultural pencils and crayons to represent themselves, family members and friends.

They can use the crinkle paper to represent differently types and color of hair. In Pretend and Learn, they can dress like a variety of animals, as well as in multicultural dress to represent their different cultures. The soft community helpers can be used to explore their community and people who aren't present in their lives. Students will also be able to express themselves through music with the rhythm sticks.

The art materials, dress up clothes, CD player and blocks can be easily accessed by each student regardless of their learning style and abilities. This will encourage independence and active participation within their learning. Through this promotion of independence my students' confidence and desire to learn will grow.

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dress Up Center with Mirror • Kaplan Early Learning Company $254.96 1 $254.96
LC355X - Lakeshore Multicultural Clothing Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
BB261 - Soft & Safe Balance Beam • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
WT363 - Medium Tuff Tote • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 8 $103.92
BR302BU - Comfy Floor Seat - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
JJ665 - Portable CD Player • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
LL870X - Wheat & Gluten-Free Dough Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
EE524 - Lakeshore Tabletop Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LM366 - Best-Buy Multicultural Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
RE726 - Wemberly Worried Read-Along • Lakeshore Learning Materials $40.50 1 $40.50
HH668 - Bamboo Building Blocks - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JC13 - Rhythm Stick Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
EE552 - Kids Around the World Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
AA599 - Soft & Safe Community Helpers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
CZ1224X - 24" Hoops • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
DD465 - Doctor’s Office • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DS224 - Washable Dress-Up Masks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
LC360 - People Colors® Crayons - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
RR759 - Lakeshore Block Play People with Differing Abilities • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
VS318 - Clean Sand - 25-Lb. Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
CA269 - Paint & Collage Trays - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
LC386 - People Colors® Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
PP504 - Gel-Bead Sensory Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
KM132 - Multicultural Rhythm Stick Fun CD • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
TS281 - Easy-Squeeze Scissors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.79 4 $11.16
LA716 - Hair-Colors Crinkle Strips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
RY928 - Make-A-Face Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LA835 - Storytelling Glove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
BA8150 - Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LC383 - People Colors® Craft Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
BJ2580 - Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
DW2990 - Jumbo Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.19 1 $2.19

Materials cost

$1,682.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,738.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$306.73

Total project goal

$2,044.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,044.86

1 Donor

-$2,044.86

Donations toward project cost

-$1,738.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$306.73

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$0.00

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