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Mrs. Silva from Springfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We’re Running On Empty!

My students need play dough, erase markers and caterpillars so they can experience new learning activities.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class is an amazing group of fun, hard working preschool students, ages 3-5. They attend a public K-5 elementary school in a high property city. The class is made up of typical and special education students. They love to learn and play. They are learning how to socialize, communicate, and use skills to mature into respectable, dedicated, and hard working students. Many of them come from low-income families that don't have the means or resources to provide practice of the skills learned at school. All students, especially preschoolers do best with hands-on learning.

My Project

My preschool students are learning many new things! We are running out of basic supplies like laminate and Velcro. We need playdough, erase markers, card stock and caterpillars.

We practice fine motor skills, and strengthen our muscles with playdough!

Squeezing, rolling and cutting playdough is so much fun. My students love using playdough, so with all those little hands touching it, it doesn’t last long. We have erase boards, but our markers are used up, and dried out. The playdough and markers will help us learn while we have fun, practice our fine motor skills, and strengthen our fine motor muscles.

My previous students learned about the life cycle of butterflies. They watched caterpillars turn into butterflies. It was amazing to see them so interested and ask so many questions! I want my students now to have this experience also. We have the butterfly supplies, except for the caterpillars. Please help my students get the supplies they need to keep learning! Thank you for your support.

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

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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 30 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LOOP VELCRO HOOK AND LOOP 3/4 IN COINS ROLL WHITE • School Specialty $64.18 1 $64.18
LAM POUCH 9X11.5 3ML PACK OF 100 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $19.87 3 $59.61
DOUGH CRAYOLA ASSORTED CLASS PACK SET OF 6 • School Specialty $49.34 1 $49.34
DOUGH CRAYOLA ASSORTED CLASS PACK SET OF 6 • School Specialty $49.34 1 $49.34
BOARD BRISTOL 22-1/2 X 28-1/2 WHITE - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $45.72 1 $45.72
LA138 - Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC63 - Coupon for 3-5 Extra Caterpillars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PLAY-DOH 4 PACK IN PRIMARY COLORS • School Specialty $3.61 3 $10.83
LA446 - Super-Safe Eyedroppers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

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