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Mr. Tristman from Richmond CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Die-Cut Machine Is An Awesome Tool!

My students need a die cut machine and cartridge for interesting displays and decorations to accent our learning environment. They also need replacement rubber bands for our Geo-Boards and other projects.

  • $577 goal

This project expired on July 23, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Fun, interesting and visually pleasing displays that are print rich are what its all about in the classroom. A die-cutting machine is the best way to get uniform letters and designs that are perfect every time.

My students attend a K-6th grade elementary school in a low income neighborhood in Northern California.

While it is true that they face many challenges associated with low income neighborhoods, they remain an eager, enthusiastic and wonderful group of children who come to school excited to learn and grow. I strive to create a classroom that is visually appealing, modern, and well stocked with essential supplies and enrichment materials.

My Project

It is so important to have a "print-rich" environment, and also one that is aesthetically pleasing as well. I prefer to make the most of my own displays, wall charts, bulletin boards, and room labels. A die cutting machine such as the one I'm requesting is the perfect tool for creating uniform lettering and display designs every single time. The extent to which one can customize settings and designs is practically limitless. This makes it a tool that will be used profusely for many years. The cartridge I've requested with it is an entire set of lettering and design elements perfect for classroom displays. I've also requested several sets of rubber bands for our Geo-Boards. These boards are a great learning tool for geometry and fractions. Children use them by stretching rubber bands between several of the many posts adorning the face of the board. The children love using them so much that many of the rubber bands have worn out. We are hoping to replenish our supply.

Having a classroom that is both appealing visually, print rich, and well stocked is vital to making school a beautiful and interesting place to learn.

The materials requested here will truly fulfill that goal and last for many years to come. With your generous support that goal will become a reality.

Mr. Tristman
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CUTTING MACHINE CRICUT EXPRESSION 2 • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $303.99 1 $303.99
DIE CARTRIDGE CUTTIN UP • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $52.24 1 $52.24
RUBBERBANDS ASSTD SZ 1LB • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $6.19 1 $6.19
RUBBER BANDS 5 COLORS • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $9.49 2 $18.98

Materials cost

$381.40

Vendor shipping charges

$38.14

State sales tax

$34.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$490.16

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.50

Total project goal

$576.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$576.66

1 Donor

-$576.66

Donations toward project cost

-$490.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.50

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$0.00

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