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Mrs. Kastigar from W Terre Haute IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brighten Our Classroom and School by Promoting Positive Messages!

Help me give my students needed materials such as a heat press. lots of vinyl, and small dental tools.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school are from a rural farm community. We have a small school at the edge of a large corporation. Our students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We are lucky to have great families that work hard and are involved in our school events, but we don't get a lot of extra funding from the state. This is due to our school not qualifying as a Title I school. Title I schools have a higher level of free and reduced-price lunches than we currently have.

My sweet kiddos are hard workers, but they have lots of extra energy and thrive during hands-on activities.

We try to keep moving around our classroom several times throughout day to help with this. I also have tried to incorporate a flexible seating environment to keep their little bodies wiggling while engaged in learning while at our seats. We have had a lot of success when we use hands-on manipulatives and activities. I love to provide learning opportunities that will get my students moving, thinking, and stimulating their learning by creating!

My Project

I am excited about this project because items will be used by our whole school! I am asking for a heat press, vinyl, and some tools to help our Student Council promote positive messages about inclusion and diversity throughout the school! The Student Council gives a weekly quote on the Monday Announcements that teachers focus on throughout the week with their class. These lessons focus on the meaning of the quote. They are all focused on kindness, our school-wide theme. These quotes incorporate messages about inclusion and how it is okay to be different. We have a Cricut machine, and we can use the vinyl to design these quotes and place them around our school featuring the positive messages for the kids to see every day and remind them of the important lesson that we are talking about in class. One of my favorites is, "We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.", by Robert Fulgham.

The students at my school need to see these positive messages even at their young age, and be able to relate them to their world to truly understand them.

With the added heat press and vinyl, my goal is for each year each classroom can come up with a motto and make their own shirts to promote a true belonging in their classroom. We want everyone to feel special and like a true team member, promoting the idea of the inclusion of everyone! The shirts will serve as a sense of belonging to their classroom! They will know EVERYONE has a place in our school and belong to our school family!

Mrs. Kastigar
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Deal PRO 12" X 9" Digital Swing Away Heat Press Clamshell Transfer Sublimation Machine • Amazon Business $135.99 1 $135.99
Siser EasyWeed Glitter Iron On Heat Transfer 12 Popular Colors, 10”x12” Sheets, Great Color and Sparkle, Plus Tips and Tricks for Heat Transfer Application Brochure • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
100% Authentic SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl Sample Pack, 12 Inch x 15 Inch Top 12-Color Assorted BUNDLE with Heat Transfer Garment Guide • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
SISER EasyWeed Heat Transfer Vinyl, 12 x 15" 12-Color Starter BUNDLE including Vinyl Wrap Toolkit Yellow Detailer Squeegee & Felt Edges • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Siser EasyWeed 11.8" x 5yd Roll (White) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Siser EasyWeed 11.8" Roll (Black, 10ft) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Siser 10041486 11.8" x 36" Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl, Royal Blue • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Siser Glitter Green Easyweed Heat Transfer Craft Vinyl Roll Including Stainless Steel Weeding Tool (5ft x 10") • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting 12x12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Siser Glitter Black Easyweed Heat Transfer Craft Vinyl Roll Including VViViD-Brand Stainless Steel Weeding Tool (5ft x 10") • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Siser Glitter Silver Easyweed Heat Transfer Craft Vinyl Roll Including Stainless Steel Weeding Tool (5ft x 10") • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Vinyl Transfer Paper Tape Roll 12" x 12 FT CLEAR w/Blue Alignment Grid | Application Tape Perfect for Cricut Cameo Silhouette Self Adhesive Oracal for Signs Crafts Stickers Decals | Medium Tack • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Tenozek 7 PCS Dental Tools Stainless Steel Dental Hygiene Kit, Dental Pick,Tooth Scraper Plaque Tartar Remover, Teeth Cleaning Tools for Oral Care&Pet Use Black • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
3 Pack Teflon Sheet For 16x20 Heat Press Transfer Sheet SUPER SALE LIMITED TIME • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67

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