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Mrs. Davis from Pasadena CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Young Sculptors Ready to Create!

My students need colored sculpting dough, stampers, rollers, design tools and a storage unit with bins so they can roll, slice, mold and decorate incredible works of art.

  • $540 goal

This project expired on May 7, 2010.

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My Students

Do you remember being 5 years old and feeling the excitement of opening a new can of Playdough? The smell, the feel, the endless possibilities of that soft little cylinder of dough? There is no money in our budget for art supplies, so this is an experience my students are not getting at school.

Three afternoons each week, I teach an art enrichment period to three classes, totaling 65 students.

My students are kindergarteners at a California public school that, unfortunately, has little or no money for the arts. The children come from all shapes and sizes of families, from single parent to multi-generational homes. Many different races and languages are represented, and this wealth of cultures brings a unique tone to the little society of our classroom.

My Project

Can't you just picture a classroom full of kindergarteners digging into a brand new set of molding dough? Just think of the smiles on the childrens' faces when they get to roll out the dough, mold it into fantastic creatures, cut it into interesting shapes, and experience the smell, look, and feel of this very first exposure to the art of sculpture. The materials I'm requesting will allow my students to enjoy many art lessons on how to handle molding dough, and the infinite possibilities contained in this medium. The rolling and cutting accessories will allow the children to shape the dough in new ways, developing both fine motor skills and artistic sensibility. And the indispensable storage materials will keep the art supplies neat and fully accessible to the students.

My students, like all children, love to learn new things through art.

It's a sad truth that due to our limited budget, it's a constant struggle for me to bring fun and educational art experiences to these children. This project will allow the students to develop as learners and budding artists.

Mrs. Davis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 2 $89.90
CA714 - Dough Design Rollers - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
JJ350X - 3-D Dough Stampers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
DS348 - Dough Rollers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
DS346 - Dough Cutters - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
DS344 - Dough Scissors - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.99 1 $5.99
WT111 - Clear-View Bins - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning $45.00 1 $45.00
JJ165 - Classic Birch 8-Cubby Storage Unit • Lakeshore Learning $169.00 1 $169.00

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