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Ms. Camp from Bakersfield CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Craft Stick Quilts

My students need various Sharpie markers, craft sticks, an organizer for the markers, a hot glue gun, and mod podge to create character quilts out of craft sticks.

  • $380 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable," George Bernard Shaw said. Too many times art is taken out of school when it can easily be integrated into many lessons.

My students come from a high poverty neighborhood where more than 75% of them receive free or reduced-price lunch.

There are a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, multiple-family, foster, migrant, and military, to name a few. Our students also come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, with a large portion being Hispanic, Punjabi and African American. Additionally, we have a large population of English Language Learners. With such diversity, it is to be expected that each student is going to have a very divergent range of personal, social, emotional, and educational needs when compared to schools that serve a more homogeneous population.

My Project

The students will be creating craft stick quilts using the materials requested. After we read our class book the students will take the craft sticks and write important quotes from the book about the main character using the ultra fine tipped Sharpies or draw symbols that represent the main character using the regular fine tip Sharpies. After students draw and write on their craft sticks they will then hot glue them down onto the other craft sticks to create a frame and to keep them together. We will use mod podge to seal the craft sticks so they do not smear or get ruined. We will then display their craft stick quilts on our wall for a display and a discussion point. The markers will be stored in the six canister carousels to help keep them organized and make sure they don't get lost. This project will cause the students to think critically about the main character while they analyze the character and find the most important details.

Currently in education there has been a stress on placed on achieving state test scores while art, sadly, has been dramatically reduced due to insufficient time.

However, with creative planning, this project intertwines art with the core curriculum and allows students to experience the creative side of learning. This enrichment will only help students to better study and understand all their classes!

Ms. Camp
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Six Canister Carousel Organizer, Plastic, 11-1/8w x 11-1/8h, Black/CR • Quill.com $29.99 2 $59.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultra Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Color Set • Quill.com $6.93 8 $55.44
Plaid:Craft Mod Podge Matte 32 Ounces • Quill.com $13.59 3 $40.77
Sharpie Accent Permanent Markers Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Color Set • Quill.com $7.49 4 $29.96
Sharpie Fine-Point Neon Permanent Markers Assorted, 5 Pack • Quill.com $5.99 4 $23.96
Chenille Kraft Wooden Craft Materials Sticks, Jumbo, Natural • Quill.com $7.64 3 $22.92
Chenille Kraft Low-Temp Mini Glue Gun • Quill.com $8.07 2 $16.14
Chenille Kraft Glue Gun Sticks Refill, 12-Pack • Quill.com $2.54 6 $15.24

Materials cost

$264.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.92

Total project goal

$379.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.49

11 Donors

-$166.82

Donations toward project cost

-$161.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.53

match offer

-$189.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$161.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.93

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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