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Ms. Philip from Menlo Park CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blooming Appreciation

My students need paper, floral wire, and pins to create flower boutiques for their classroom teacher, in honor of teacher appreciation week.

  • $338 goal

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My Students

I have over 450 curious minds that come into my classroom, each week, ready to learn about art: both the history and the practice of making it. The students I have are in a wide range of ages 5-14 and grades kindergarten through 8th. For some of my students, this is the first year they have attended my art class, and they are eager to participate! For others, this is another year for them to learn and experience new things. My students are bright and energetic, with creative minds that shock me sometimes, with the great ideas they come up with. Many of the children I teach have a very hard home life, their parents are both working two to three jobs to scrape by, they are homeless, or they come from a broken family. The goal of my classroom is that no matter where they come from, or what is going on outside of school, the students have the same opportunities and materials as students in the schools around here. It can be hard at times, but with the support of people like you, I am able to give these students an amazing art class each year.

My Project

Teacher appreciation will soon be upon us. This is the time of year that teachers are thanked for all their hard work.

This year I would like the students to take a leading roll in thanking their teachers.

This is why I am having them create paper flower bouquets for their teacher. Each student will create one flower using paper and a punch or the Cricut. Students will choose paper that they think their teacher would like and then cut a flower shape out of it. Some students will layer their flower shapes to create more detailed work and others will simply use the one layer. When the students have finished creating their flower they will use the pin to attache the center of the flower to the floral wire. Then they will hid the wire and pin using the straw. During teacher appreciation week the students will present their flowers to the teacher in a vase that they made. The flowers are just a small way of allowing each student to create something for their teacher to show how grateful they are that their teacher cares so much.

Ms. Philip
Grades 3-5
  • Willow Oaks School
  • Menlo Park, CA
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DECORA 18 Gauge Green Floral Stem Wire for Artificial Flower Making 16 inch,50/Package • Amazon Business $7.28 7 $50.96
Dark Green Floral Wire Stem Wire 18 inch 1 Lb. Package w/ Flower Craft eBook (16 Gauge) • Amazon Business $16.49 3 $49.47
Green Crafting Floral Stem Wire 14 Inch 18 Gauge for Handcrafts 100 Counts by ZXSWEET • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
ColorBok 68126B Mega Paper Pad Mega Paper Pack, Primary, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EK Success EKS5430321 Ek Punch Lg Hydrangea • Amazon Business $15.60 1 $15.60
EK tools Retro Flower Punch, Large, New Package • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
EK Tools Flower Paper Punch, Large, Gardenia • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SUBANG 1200 Pcs Sewing Pins 38mm Multicolor Glass Ball Head Pins for Dressmaking Jewelry Components Flower Decoration With Transparent Cases • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ColorBok 75386 Spray Paint Cardstock Paper Pad 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 71876A Cardstock Paper Pad Marble, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 73480A Designer Paper Pad Wild & Free, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 68231B Designer Paper Bright Ideas, 12" X 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 73490A Designer Paper Pad Mint Julip, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
FloraCraft Floral Tape, 60-Feet by 1/2-Inch, Green - (3 Roll Pack) • Amazon Business $2.47 1 $2.47

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