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Mrs. Vadnais from Springfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Boredom Bag Replenishment - Art and Garden Supplies

Help me give my students art and garden supplies to supplement their Boredom Bags!

  • $2,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In Springfield, 100% of our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch and getting supplies is difficult. I miss being able to provide them with the routines and stability of our classroom, especially given the current uncertainty.

My students are staying home with their families, very often providing child care while parents are essential workers.

They are sharing public Internet and electronics. Buses are not running and finding transportation to get to school and back for resources is very difficult. Family members who are sick or immunocompromised are unable to pick up food and supplies.

Teenagers LOVE playing with toys that hold their interest and learning while doing so is even better! Being able to give them tools and supplies to complete projects they are interested in is another way to encourage my students "hey, I value what you'd like to learn about and here are the tools to support you." And nothing feels better than that!

My Project

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are distance-learning for the rest of our school year and trying to create our daily supportive environment from afar. Enter the Boredom Bag! The response from students was overwhelmingly positive and we would like to replenish their activities based on their interests.

We are helping students combat the monotony of being home by giving them educational toys and activities to "learn by doing" and plan to use these manipulatives in future Geometry lessons while distance learning.

These are also activities that all children in a household can complete as a family group activity.

I have chosen materials to create three separate projects for home-bound students. They will design and color a geometric mandala on canvas, plant a simple garden and create a specialized journal to memorialize this time. I've also included some healthy snacks and stress balls to help ease their anxiety.

Mrs. Vadnais
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XYTMY 8 Pack Bulk Journals A5 PU Leather Colorful Writing Notebook Journal Set Wide Ruled for College Students School Office( Random Color) $36.99 7 $258.93
U.S. Art Supply 6 X 6 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panels 8-12-Packs (1 Full Case of 96 Single Canvas Panels) $77.96 3 $233.88
Chroma Acrylic Essential Set, 1/2 Gallon Jugs, Assorted Primary Colors, Set of 6 - 59001 $94.59 2 $189.18
PLANTERS Nut and Chocolate Trail Mix, 2 oz. Single Serve Bags (Pack of 72) $54.56 3 $163.68
Root Naturally Super 42mm Peat Pellets - 100 Count $25.99 5 $129.95
hand2mind Student Math Geometry Compass, Silver, Precision Tool for Geometry, Math, Drafting (Pack of 10) $19.99 6 $119.94
WATINC 20 Pcs Cats Cradle String Game Creative Finger Rainbow Strings Toy Educational Family Hand Games for Kids Innovative Cooperative Fun Games for Boys and Girls 65 Inch 20 Colors $9.99 9 $89.91
Sargent Art Half Gallon Liquid Metal Gold Acrylic Paint, (64-Ounce, 1/2 Gallon) 22-2781 $44.36 2 $88.72
Frito-Lay Baked & Popped Mix Variety Pack, Pack of 40 $16.00 5 $80.00
Jack Link's Beef Sticks, Original, 0.92 Ounce (20 Count) - Great Protein Snack, Meat Stick with 5g of Protein, Made with 100% Premium Beef, No Added MSG $12.18 6 $73.08
Yellow Smile Funny Face Stress Balls, Mini Foam Balls, Happy Smile Stress Balls for School Carnival Reward, Party Bag Gift Fillers (30) $15.98 3 $47.94
Origami Paper Double Sided Color - 200 Sheets - 20 Colors - 6 Inch Square Easy Fold Paper for Beginner $8.99 5 $44.95
Sargent Art Half Gallon Acrylic Paint, Violet, (64-Ounce, 1/2 Gallon) 22-2742 $20.21 2 $40.42
ENTHUR Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys Easter Egg Filler Build Resistance Squeeze Pull - Good for Kids with ADD, ADHD or Autism, and Adults to Strengthen Arms 12 Pack (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) $7.99 5 $39.95
[100 Sets - 2 oz.] Plastic Portion Cups With Lids, Souffle Cups, Jello Shot Cups $6.99 2 $13.98
60 Pcs 9mm Wide Flat Paint Brushes Set with Nylon Hair,Small Brush Bulk for Detail Painting,Short Plastic Handle,Acrylic Oil Watercolor Fine Art Painting for Kids,Students,Starter,Teens, Adults, Artis $11.99 1 $11.99
Paint Brushes Set 120 Pcs Kids Nylon Flat Hair Acrylic Small Oil Watercolor Artist Painting Kits Bulk for Children and Adults (White) $9.99 1 $9.99
[100 Sets - 1 oz.] Plastic Disposable Portion Cups With Lids, Souffle Cups $6.99 1 $6.99

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