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

Book Covers Last Forever

My students need markers, color pencils, cardstock and a laminating machine to bring their original artwork come to life!

  • $397 goal

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My Students

Our school is located a few miles away from a large metropolitan city. My students' families are working class and usually, both parents work. The families in our community are very involved and want the best for the children and trust the teachers at our school wholeheartedly.

My students are enthusiastic 6th graders who truly enjoy working in groups, using technology and being creative.

80% of my students are English Language Learners and although they might struggle with academic language and correct grammar usage, they are still very inquisitive and persistent in finding answers.

My Project

My students enjoy creating original artwork to go with their original stories. Providing color pencils and markers will encourage them to get even more creative with their cover art. The problem is that their book covers always get wrinkled or torn with continuous reading and handling. Having a laminating machine will help in keeping their book cover intact for months even years to come!

Vivid pictures and laminated artwork will increase the confidence in my students as this will help them see themselves as true authors and illustrators.

Since my students are long-term English Language Learners writing a story has proven to be difficult, however, they are able to portray the theme of their story in their cover art and by making their cover art more sturdy, they can proudly display their work longer.

Ms. Alcaraz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Colored Pencils Classpack, 240/Box • Staples Advantage $30.66 2 $61.32
Crayola Classpack Washable Markers, Broad Point, Assorted Colors, 200/Box • Staples Advantage $59.53 1 $59.53
X-ACTO School Pro 1670 Electric Pencil Sharpener • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
Staples Mesh Desk Set Desk Bureau, 7 Compartments, Black, 5"H x 12 1/2"W x 11 1/2"D • Staples Advantage $34.99 1 $34.99
Staples 9.5" Thermal & Cold Laminating Machine • Staples Advantage $24.18 1 $24.18
Staples Laminating Pouches, Letter, 5 Mil, 9" x 11 1/2", 100/Bx • Staples Advantage $20.88 1 $20.88
Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils, No. 2.5, Medium, 72/Pk • Staples Advantage $13.99 1 $13.99
Rolodex Black Mesh Desk Accessories, Pencil and Pen Cup Holder • Staples Advantage $10.99 1 $10.99
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.77 1 $6.77

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