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Mrs. Callahan from Jamaica NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

Help me give my students inspirational messages on shirts to see as we remotely learn on Google Meet

  • $220 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Working remotely has come with many challenges. I am a special education teacher that works with students who need many hands-on focusing prompts and a teacher to sit besides them, encouraging them to complete a task. My students have been affected by Covid-19, some are living in crowded shelters, some are home alone for 12 hours because their guardians are essential workers, others have lost loved ones.

A few weeks ago, one of my students called me on a Friday night after 8pm just to tell me that he loved me and missed me.

This affected me so much that I decided that I needed to change my way of teaching. That Monday I started teaching live lesson using the Google Meet platform on a daily basis. Everyday, I go live at 10:00am and get to see my entire class who log on everyday! We are able to check-in, chat, go over the lesson and leave feeling a bit closer to each other . It is great to be able to give my students come consistency in this world of uncertainty.

My Project

This project is very different than any other project I have requested in the past. In this new world that we live in, we need to get creative in order help motivate our students to want to learn. We need new and innovated ways to teach. I teach a 5th grade 12:1:1 special education class where the students are use to having a teacher sit next to them and re-focus them onto their activities and work. In this new world, students are independently being asked to log onto a device, listening to a lesson without the physical touch of a focusing prompt and complete an assignment with little support.

I want to create motivational tee shirts to help focus my class and have them pay attention during live lessons.

While my students are dealing with loss, heartache, and feeling of loneliness, I want them to know that their teacher misses and loves them. Please help me get these supplies so I can create custom shirts for my live lessons.

Mrs. Callahan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hanes Women's X-Temp V-Neck Tee, Black, Small • Amazon Business $6.50 5 $32.50
Glitter HTV, Selizo 12Pcs Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Iron on Vinyl with Teflon Sheet for T-Shirts, Hats, Clothing, Compatible with Cricut, Cameo, Heat Press Machines, Sublimation (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
CAREGY Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV Bundle: 22 Pack Assorted Colors 12"x10" Sheets,4 Sheet Bundle of Glitter HTV for Iron On Vinyl for DIY T-Shirts • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Cricut Patterned Iron-On, Disney Mickey and Minnie Set Sail • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Cricut Patterned Iron-On, Marvel, Spiderman • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
HTV Metallic Stretchable Rainbow Foil Heat Transfer Vinyl 10”x12”: Pack of 6 Iron On Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo, Cricut or Heat Press • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Hanes Women's X-Temp V-Neck Tee, Deep Royal, Small • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Hanes Women's X-Temp V-Neck Tee, Black, Small • Amazon Business $6.50 2 $13.00
Hanes Women's X-Temp V-Neck Tee, Deep Red, Small • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

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