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Ms. Sutorius & Ms. Nikaj from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Cricut for a Creative Classroom!

Help me give my students the power of creativity and make reading come alive!

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If we could describe our classroom in 5 words they would be: authentic, diverse, engaging, cooperative and supportive. We work with at-risk students who are struggling with reading comprehension and fluency. Despite their challenges, they are excited to learn!

Our goal is to create a small group environment where they receive unique targeted instruction to help them reach their individual goals and potential.

Our students come from various backgrounds in an inner-city neighborhood. Many of them come from parents who do not speak English as their first language, some come from single parent homes and others have parents who work more than one job. We try to make our classroom feel like a home away from home. From the minute they walk through the door, we focus on their potential and growth while they are with us. We may not be able to control their home lives, but we can control their school experience.

My Project

Our request is for a Cricut machine to use in our classroom for several purposes. The Cricut can be used to make the work the students do on a daily basis more visually appealing and engaging. We will use the machine to print learning activities, flashcards for strategies and phonics, visual aids for students with special needs or English Language Learners and more. For the last 7 years, we have been working as a team to create hands-on literacy games and activities for our students. This has been enjoyable but time consuming. The use of the Cricut would greatly decrease the amount of time we spend prepping and increase our time teaching. Thank you in advance for considering our project!

Ms. Sutorius & Ms. Nikaj
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Maker, Champagne • Amazon Business $372.14 1 $372.14

Materials cost

$372.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.95

Total project goal

$479.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.67

6 Donors

-$479.67

Donations toward project cost

-$407.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.95

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$0.00

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