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Ms. Mays from Lexington KY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

With One Easel We Can Be Creative

My students need a drying rack, paint, tambourines and an easel to let their creativity flow in the classroom.

  • $547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher of students from low income single-parent family homes, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

The students in my classroom are students with learning and emotional disabilities.

They like to move, they love to read, and they love lots of positive attention. Many are students with a range of disabilities including emotional disturbance and specific learning disability. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may deprive them of life experiences many of us see as "typical." From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can certainly control their experiences during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

My students are naturally curious. From the minute a child gains control of their limbs, they work to put themselves out into the world to see how it all works. They explore, observe and imitate, trying to figure out how things operate and how to control themselves and their environment. This unrestricted exploration helps children form connections in their brain. It helps them learn, and it’s also fun.

Art is a natural activity to support this free play in children.

The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. We need a drying rack, paint, tambourines and an easel. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun but educational as well. With this easel and other materials, my students will be able to practice a wide range of skills that are useful not only for life but also for learning.

Ms. Mays
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE333 - All-In-One Adjustable Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
LC546 - Circle Time Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
EE524 - Lakeshore Tabletop Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TB712 - Easy-Grip Tambourines - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
HH710 - Shake & Move Ribbon Bells - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Bubble Blastin' Machine • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Bubble Wand Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01

Materials cost

$423.03

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.95

Total project goal

$546.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.33

1 Donor

-$546.33

Donations toward project cost

-$464.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.95

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$0.00

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