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Mrs. Lam from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Is Art?

My students need arts and crafts materials such as buttons,, shapes, pom-poms and feathers to create collages and personal art work. Art is as important as words to express ourselves in our kindergarten classroom.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Look what I did!" Nothing beats the excitement and confidence in a child's work. Art is a part of our daily class routine. But, my students' creativity are limited to the use of papers, pencils, crayons, markers and paint brushes. The artists in them deserve more freedom with their materials.

My students attend a public school in a high poverty community with low performing schools all around them.

Our school consists of preschoolers and kindergarteners. Due to budget cuts, we to have large class sizes and a lack of materials for arts and crafts. Therefore, my students creativity are being limited. My students have so much potentials, unfortunately, their opportunities to showcase their artistic side are limited due to the lack of resources in school and at home. My students honestly love to color with markers due to their constant use of crayons on a daily basis. The are so appreciative of what they have. Therefore, they deserve to have more materials such buttons, feathers, cotton, fabric,and more for any project. Sadly, they simply have the very basic in their class. They try their very best with what they are given on a daily basis. I am so proud of them.

My Project

The possibilities are endless with arts and craft materials. These materials can be used in every single subject by my students. We will use them to create cards, mobiles, posters, and more during different holidays to celebrate different cultures and people. My students will definitely benefit from these material in mathematics for sorting, making patterns, counting, comparing sets, graphing, etc. In language arts, my students can create characters and settings to summarize a story. A collage can be created for social studies, science, physical education, and health.

Sometimes, it is just too difficult to make something out of nothing.

It is not fair to ask a five or six-year-old to do that. Please give something. Something is better than nothing when it comes to materials for kids.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE785 - Refill Tape Pack - 1 7/8" • Lakeshore Learning $24.50 1 $24.50
EE786 - Highlighter Tape Center - 1 7/8" • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG173 - Crinkle-Cut Craft Scissors Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
BS45 - White 2-Lb. Bucket • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
BS42 - Primary Colors 2-Lb. Bucket • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 2 $29.90
RA442 - Nonhardening Modeling Clay Bucket - Each • Lakeshore Learning $8.99 2 $17.98
CG639 - Roll-On Painters • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 3 $59.85
VR204 - Duck Quills - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
VR204 - Duck Quills - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LC658 - Colored Feathers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 2 $15.90
BA8150 - Pom-Poms - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 2 $15.90
YE1621 - Collage Beads • Lakeshore Learning $4.59 2 $9.18
LC2832 - Peel & Stick Flexible Foam Shapes • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
RA392 - Easy-Stick Glitter Shapes - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
FF106 - Collage Buttons • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 3 $23.85
FG639 - Yarn Laces with Tips • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
LC169 - People Shapes™ • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
LC170 - People Shapes™ Project Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost

$394.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$471.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.23

Total project goal

$554.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.84

3 Donors

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$457.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$389.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.68

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$0.00

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