You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Models of Our Favorite Animals

Help me give my students in 3rd grade, over 120 of them, Crayola Model Magic and googly eyes to create a 3D representation of the animal on which they are doing their research project.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My evolving school library serves an eager to learn and an inquisitive student population of almost 700 amazing students from PreK- 5th. We are a Title I school with a 100% free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch population. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1% which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. We have Primary and Intermediate Resource and three special education programs-primary autism class, intermediate LIF class, and intermediate SEC (Severe Emotional Challenges), called STAR, classes. Embedded in all learning for our readers is that, above all else, our differences and diversity, who we are and how we learn, is to be celebrated and shared. Students are encouraged to follow their passions, to believe in themselves, to use their strengths, and to look out for each other.

Our library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also the 3 Cs of Library - Community, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking skills, which are needed for students to be successful wherever life takes them.

WISER is the guiding acronym in our library instruction. It stands for Wonder, Investigate, Synthesize, Express, and Reevaluate. This acronym guides all our work as these are skills needed to be lifelong learners.

My Project

My 3rd Graders will be learning how to locate and use print and digital sources that are accurate, reliable, and relevant to write a report on an animal of their choosing. They will be learning how to read nonfiction text and text features, create graphic organizers, then use those to write their report.

A creative spin will be to also use their research to create a 3D model of their animal, literally bringing a new dimension to their report!

Creating WISER students, who have the stamina and tenacity to locate information and use that information is a major goal of our School Library. Their research projects will be combing reading, writing, digital skills, and art - all life skills.

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 135 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic White Classpack, 1-oz. Packages, White, 75/Pk (23-6001) • $35.99 2 $71.98
Chenille Kraft Tacky Glue 4 oz., Clear • $4.76 4 $19.04
Creativity Street Stacking Jar Wiggle Eyes, Assorted Sizes, Black, 560 ct. (CK-3407) • $9.44 1 $9.44

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Las Vegas","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3106361],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NV","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4541470,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":135,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"3106361":{"owner":"Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4541470],"proposalHash":"1483538865","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1627955014070","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21045905,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Njg1NDMxNg==","MzEwNjM2MQ==","Njg4Njk0NQ==","NTAxMjg1OQ=="],"teacherId":3106361,"schoolCounty":"Clark","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NV","name":"Nevada"}}