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Mr. Wade Congdon from Thorne Bay AK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a pottery wheel and decoration tools to expand their creative imagination.

  • $851 goal

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My Students

My students are a creative, energetic, enthusiastic bunch of students. They absolutely love hands-on activities that are engaging, challenging and allow them to think outside the box! They come to school excited to try new things, and in order to grow both personally and academically, they love challenging themselves. Many of my students come to school ready to take on new concepts and build upon old skills to show their creativity and ability through artistic expression.

Our school is located upon the Prince of Whales Island in a small, southeastern part of Alaska, which is surrounded by lumber and fishing industries.

A great deal of our students come from families that often struggle to find employment and are not always given opportunities to express themselves.

My students are learning skills that will prepare them for life after high school, not only for careers opportunities, but to also build interests and hobbies. They are truly an incredible group, and I truly love being a part of their learning experience.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students are the essential tools for learning in our class. I have 15 students on average and I only have 3 potter's wheels. I desperately need more supplies that will benefit the students' learning. Before I even start class the students are fighting over the wheels we have. One of the most satisfying experiences I have gained from teaching pottery is when I give a demonstration on the potter's wheel and I hear my students say, "I will never be able to do that." Then, in a week or two, with so much excitement, they are doing just that. You can actually see their self-confidence and learning grow.

Mr. Wade Congdon
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U.S. Art Supply 3/4-HP Table Top Pottery Wheel with LCD Wheel Speed Display - Includes Foot Pedal and 11" Bat - Reversible Spin Direction - Ceramics Clay Pot, Bowl, Cup, Art • Amazon Business $499.96 1 $499.96
Duncan Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze brush-on glaze 16 oz. jar • Amazon Business $15.89 3 $47.67
Art Advantage ART-6950-8 Wire Clay Cutter • Amazon Business $4.13 10 $41.30
Sax True Flow Gloss Glaze, Snow White, 1 Pint • Amazon Business $19.75 2 $39.50
Xiem Lightweight Precision Applicator, 3 Ounce Set • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Mudtools MudSponge Cleanup and Shaping Tools for Pottery and Clay Artists -Set of All 3 Styles • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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