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Mrs. Reed from Delton MI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Beautiful Classroom & Project Essentials Using Cricut

Help me give my students opportunities to be creative and engaged in their learning while creating beautiful, lasting projects designed using a Cricut Explore Air 2 donated for student use.

  • $373 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate to teach in a caring and supportive community. Most of the families have lived in the area for generations. The community supports its schools despite the fact that its residents are low socio-economic population. Due to decreasing enrollment at the school, the school is in financial distress.

Our school parents, like all parents, want what's best for the education of their children.

They give as much as they can to fund supplies and consumables that go to the classrooms. However, the financial problems of the school have negatively impacted every classroom. Our student-teacher ratio is extremely high and students are often crammed into classrooms that are too small to allow them much room to comfortably work.

I actively look for ways to facilitate teaching and learning, allowing my students to move and collaborate while learning in a rich and welcoming environment. I have flexible seating options and desks that can be easily arranged for a variety of tasks. I want the students in my class to be excited to enter the room each and every day. Each and every one of my students is priceless to me and so is their education.

My Project

Students and teachers will utilize cardstock, stencils, and vinyl along with technology in very creative, imaginative, and professional-looking ways to complete hand-crafted projects of which they can be proud and will last beyond one school year. Designing visually pleasing projects will give the creators confidence and help increase their engagement to the tasks. These hands-on opportunities combine technology from a Cricut Explore Air 2 and a Chromebook or desktop with sturdy materials and could inspire students to pursue future fields of study, careers, and lifelong hobbies.

Students long for opportunities to create their own personalized learning experiences and connect those experiences to their current or future goals.

Many students disengage or lack interest in classes if they do not see the relevance of the content in the real world. Students and teachers will create bulletin boards, posters, decals, clothing items, and other project pieces in ways that visually support and enhance information.

The designers will have choices in how they use the technology and what they create with it. Designers will be empowered and will be creative and excited to make products and projects.

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Mrs. Reed
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 102 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Dark T-Shirt Transfers, Matte, 8-1/2" x 11", 5 Sheets, Case Pack of 6 (3279) • Amazon Business $63.03 1 $63.03
Ultimate Oracal 631 Starter Pack 90 Matte Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets (12" x 12", 90 Assortment) • Amazon Business $44.00 1 $44.00
Marea Premium Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Sheets - 16 Color Bundle Pack of Multicolor, Iron On T-Shirt Vinyl Transfer Sheets - Best HTV Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, Heat Press • Amazon Business $33.15 1 $33.15
Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12" x 12" - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works With Cricut and Other Cutters • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Firefly Craft Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl for Silhouette and Cricut, 12.5 Inch by 5 Feet Roll, Maroon • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jh-Best Crafts12" X 10' Feet Roll Transfer Paper w/Grid- Perfect Alignment of Cameo or Cricut Self Adhesive Vinyl for Decals, Signs, Walls, Windows and Other Smooth Surfaces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
NEW Vinyl Camo Self Adhesive Assorted Vinyl Sheets (6+1 PACK) | BEST Camoflage Vinyl for Cricut, Silhouette Cameo, Craft Cutters, Plotters, Letters, Decals (Realistic Real Camouflage 12"x12") • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Combo 45/60-6 Replacement Deep Cut Standard Blades for Cutting Machines Compatible with Bridge Cricut Air Expression 2 Explore Maker Refine Craft Cutters • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Cricut Tools, Basic Set (2002050) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
15 Pieces Blank Stencil Sheets,Square Blank Mylar Templates, Make Your Own Stencils with Cutting Machines, 30x30cm • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Real Tree EDGE CAMO Pattern HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl 12"x18" Camouflage for Shirts • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Nicapa Cutting Mat for Cricut Explore One/Air/Air 2/Maker [Standardgrip,12x12 inch,3pack] Adhesive&Sticky Non-Slip Flexible Gridded Vinyl Green Cut Mats Replacement Craft Accessories Set Matts • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Burgundy • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47

Materials cost

$282.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.87

Total project goal

$372.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.49

7 Donors

-$308.08

Donations toward project cost

-$265.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.46

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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