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Ms. Wawa from N Miami Beach FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Materials

Help me give my students pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, glue sticks and ink necessary to create their projects.

  • $393 goal

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My Students

My school is situated in a high poverty area. Sadly, the budget has zero allowance at the start of each school year to purchase even some of the most basic art supplies. The buildings are old but are organized as a pleasant open-air space. The school is populated by vivacious children who are mild-mannered and eager to learn.

Our school is trying to get a STEAM certification despite the many challenges our students have to face, included but not limited to financial, environmental and familial situations.

They want to show the world that they can be high achievers too.

Being mostly first-generation immigrants, some of the students I teach come from countries where schools barely had the minimum to teach core subjects let alone the visual arts.

For most, art is a foreign subject to them. When they first set their eyes on my art class, I see stars in their eyes. They are mesmerized by all of the possibilities art has to offer.

Discovering the visual arts fuels their imaginations and opens up their minds to their new community. The visual arts drives their creativity through an enjoyable learning process.

My Project

Every year I ask my students to buy some basic art supplies like pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors and glue sticks. However they usually do not bring them.

My students are unable to purchase school supplies because of their household incomes.

Hence every year I have to find a way to purchase these necessary items to create our STEM/STEAM projects.

We are requesting pencils, pencil sharpeners, scissors, glue sticks and ink necessary to create their projects. Many of our STEM/STEAM projects are engineering based. I usually need to print templates as a way to facilitate the process. Then drafting, cutting and gluing are involved. Without these basic items it is near to impossible to create the best STEM/STEAM projects.

Ms. Wawa
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson T252XL-BCS Combo Pack, Black High Capacity and C/M/Y Standard Capacity Cartridges • Amazon Business $70.99 2 $141.98
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.69 4 $62.76
Bostitch QuietSharp 6 Heavy Duty Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, 6-Holes, Blue (EPS10HC) • Amazon Business $21.66 2 $43.32
Schoolworks 153520-1004 Blunt Kids Scissors Classpack of 12, 5 Inch • Amazon Business $12.71 2 $25.42
RI Novelty Assorted Colorful Kids Pencils (144 Pack) • Amazon Business $19.29 1 $19.29
Bulk Plastic Pencil Sharpener Assortment (72 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

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