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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Mrs. Waiters from Jacksonville FL is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Creating An Exceptional Future

Help me give my students supplies to use in our classroom enterprise where they learn work skills.

  • $413 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

My class is currently made up of all male students that is why the sign on our door reads “Men at Work” and they live up to that each day. Some days, they go above and beyond the work that I ask them to do, inspiring me to keep pushing and never give up. I am preparing them for life outside of school because within the next four years each of them will be aging out of the public education system. I hope to make the transition to post-school adult living simple for my students and their families. One of the ways that I plan on doing so is running a classroom enterprise in which students create and sell t-shirts, bags, and hopefully some new items very soon. The vision for our classroom enterprise is that students will receive tools to continue creating products and implementing their work skills after they have aged out.

My Project

Our students work each day learning and enhancing work skills that will follow them when they leave the public education system. The goal of our school-based enterprise is to prepare students to work with their families from home when they age out. This year, we developed a new design using the handwriting and drawing of various students throughout our school, ordered prints of that design, and our students pressed it onto shirts. Each day we teach skills like using a heat press, folding shirts, hanging shirts, sorting sizes, and packaging orders.

Students can use these skills when they have graduated to have a business of their own continuing the use of their skills.

These supplies will allow us to expand our skills as students will be learning to apply our designs to coffee mugs. This will be a new process for both the students and the adults involved and we are all very excited to create something new.

Mrs. Waiters
Grades 9-12
    More than a third of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 25 students.

    10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deitybless 6 Pack Stainless Steel Skinny Tumbler, 20 OZ Double-Insulated Water Tumbler Cup with 6 Straw and 6 Brush, Vacuum Travel Mug Gift for Hot Cold Drinks with Cleaning(White) • Amazon Business $49.99 3 $149.97
PORTER-CABLE Heat Gun, 1500-Watt (PC1500HG) • Amazon Business $32.22 2 $64.44
Sublimation Paper Heat Transfer Paper 100 Sheets 8.3" x 11.7" for Any Epson HP Canon Sawgrass Inkjet Printer with Sublimation Ink for T shirt Mugs DIY • Amazon Business $16.99 3 $50.97
Sublimation Shrink Wrap Sleeves,5x10 Inch White Sublimation Heat Transfer Shrink Film Bags for Mugs,Cups,Tumblers,Blanks,Shrink Wrap Bands for Sublimation,50 Pcs • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Tape Dispenser, Masking Tape Dispenser, Desk Heat Tape Dispenser 6.3 x 2.5 x 3.4 Inch, Holder Fits 1" and 3" Core (Black) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
bogo Brands Oven Gloves Heat Resistant with Fingers - 2 Pair Value Pack - Kitchen and BBQ, Baking, Cooking and Grill Mitts - Resists Temperature up to 480 Degrees • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
3 Pack High Temp Tapes - Viaky 20mmx65.6ft Heat High Temperature Resistant Sublimation Tape, Polyimide Film Self Adhesive Tawny Tape for Electric Task, 3D Printers, Solder, Painting and Packing Fixing • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86

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