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Mr. H. from Newark CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coiling Clay Fun for Everyone

My students need a class set of clay to make their coil pottery projects.

  • $392 goal

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My Students

How can more than 180 Ceramics students learn how to create fun Ceramics projects with their hands without using clay? It would be like trying to learn how to swim without access to water.

My students are unique in many different ways.

Although many of my students are quite outgoing, friendly and talkative some of them are so shy that it is extremely rarely to hear them speak, even to their friends. Some of them are known as Athletes, Artists, Writers, or Honors students. Some of them have Autism, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language Impairments, or a Troubled home life. When viewed as a whole, their cultural backgrounds, experiences, and dreams for the future are extremely diverse. However, they do all share one big thing in common. They all attend a school that lacks the financially resources to pay for all of the clay that is needed for their Ceramics class.

My Project

I believe that Ceramics classes should create an enjoyable, hands on, environment that encourages creativity, fun, and self expression. Sadly, without clay the only alternatives are endless lectures, tests, and how to videos. It is easy to understand why my students might feel frustrated and unimportant if they did not have clay. For this project my students will learn the coil technique to be able to make objects such as vases and bowls without throwing the clay on a wheel. It is important for them to know that others can value and appreciate how they express their ideas through clay.

I feel that this project will give the students something more important than learning a new clay technique.

For this project I would like my students to learn that people, even strangers, care about them enough to help them out by donating the needed clay. I really want them to gain confidence when others are willing to invest in them and I know that people will appreciate their work after they have put so much creativity and hard work into them.

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Mr. H.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 185 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY HI-FIRE STONEWARE WARM BROWN 58-M 50 POUNDS • School Specialty $20.89 12 $250.68

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