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Mrs. Barton from Winton CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crafting for Relaxation

Help me give my students the opportunity to unwind after testing by creating a beautiful keepsake. I feel that students gain confidence when they are allowed to create with their hands. Crafting gives students a sense of accomplishment.

  • $194 goal

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My Students

My students are my kids. I feel like they are family! My classes consist of two cores, one of which is an ELD class of 24 students levels 1 and 2. My goal as their teacher is to foster a classroom environment where students get opportunities to be challenged, express themselves, learn from each other, and feel safe.

I pride myself on giving my students a classroom atmosphere that gives them opportunities to feel free to be their own person as well as grow academically and socially.

My students often tell me how much they enjoy working on classroom projects and being able to present their work. Students leave my class feeling proud of their accomplishments.

This year, I have decided to challenge myself as a teacher to come up with even more ideas and projects to keep learning interesting and exciting. They have created canopic jars using plaster and paint to accompany their reports and presentations on Ancient Egypt.

My Project

Students will create embroidery keepsake frames after testing. Students will relax while gaining confidence using their creative skills. I feel that students need to feel safe after testing and what a better way to unwind and gain self-esteem and confidence in themselves than by creating something beautiful. My project will allow my students to reflect back on testing and make a positive connection. They will think back on their beautiful picture frame that helped them relax and that they made with their own two hands. Please help us make this project a reality and help my student craft for relaxation.

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Mrs. Barton
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 66 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tosnail 20 Pack 7 Count Clear Plastic Mesh Canvas Sheets for Embroidery Crafting - 10.5” x 13.5” • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97
65109-1009 - Plastic Weaving Needle - 6" Long, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $2.44 5 $12.20
65104-1009 - Blunt Tapestry Needle - Size #13, Pkg of 12 • Blick Art Materials $4.04 3 $12.12
65267-7010 - Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Light Grey, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 3 $11.97
65267-2020 - Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Black, 7 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.99 3 $11.97
65224-1000 - Trait-Tex Heavy Polyester Rug Yarn - 1.37 oz, 3-Ply, 60 yd, White • Blick Art Materials $3.35 3 $10.05
LoveInUSA 100 PCS Safety Plastic Lacing Needles for Sewing Handmade Crafts • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$112.27

Vendor shipping charges

$9.95

State sales tax

$10.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.97

Total project goal

$193.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$193.14

5 Donors

-$174.00

Donations toward project cost

-$148.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.98

match offer

-$19.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$16.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.14

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$0.00

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