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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing and Painting in Kindergarten

Help me give my students more opportunities to write and show all they know. This drying rack will increase our chances to paint, while the pencils and journals will be used every day.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five- and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

Kindergarten is a chance to explore and experiment. These journals will allow us to add words to these discoveries. We will use the pencils and journals every day to record our growth. Pencils are a vital part of our day but they are honestly useless without a good pencil sharpener.

Easel painting is challenging in a class of 30.

This drying rack will decrease one challenge and help us get our masterpieces hung or home safely. This graph paper will allow us to explore the mathematical challenge of collecting data. We can even graph how many of us used green in our artwork.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC683 - Lakeshore All-Purpose Drying Rack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.00 1 $109.00
ES119 - Heavy-Duty Electric Pencil Sharpener • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
AA787 - My First Draw & Write Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
MN6 - Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 4 $59.96
TA531 - 1" Graphing Paper - 500 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$380.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.43

Total project goal

$489.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.56

18 Donors

-$242.14

Donations toward project cost

-$210.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.82

match offer

-$242.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$205.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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