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Ms. Im from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Resources for Creative Minds!

Help me give my students a classroom that is inspiring and welcoming to promote the highest level of student success and learning.

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My Students

My Students

I am a teacher at an elementary school located in the southwest side of Chicago servicing the LatinX community.

Many of the families struggle financially and face hardships to even provide their children with basic school supplies. Additionally, all my students are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. I have a total of 45 4th and 5th grade students, many of whom receive bilingual and special education services. For many of my students, class time with me is the highlight of their day and provides them with a sense of normalcy during these trying and unprecedented times. Too many of my students have already had first hand experiences with the virus as their family members, relatives, and friends have either suffered through having COVID or passed away as a result of the virus. Nonetheless, my students want to learn, they are curious, and they are excited about learning. In turn, I am always excited to help them learn. It is challenging, but I want to give them my best to help them be their best.

My Project

For this project, I am asking for one Cricut that I can use to help my students decorate the classroom the way that they would like to. With this Cricut I will be able to bring out my student's artistic and creative talents. This project will allow students to decorate their classroom in a way that makes them feel happy and comfortable in a classroom that they helped design.

My students are from a low-income, urban school district and love to show their creativity.

My students will be able to express themselves through different fonts, prints, and images in the classroom and on school projects. This also allows for students to have conversations amongst their peers about what creativity looks like, and will help students utilize team building skills. Many students are not exposed to creative opportunities at home so they will get this exposure within the classroom. These materials are going to help my students be successful throughout their academic careers tremendously! Please help by donating!

Ms. Im
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 45 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Maker, Rose • Amazon Business $249.00 1 $249.00
Cricut Ultimate Fine Point Pen Set, 30 Pack, Assorted • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Cricut Variety Pack(1 StrongGrip, 1 LightGrip, 1 StandardGrip) Adhesive Cutting Mat 12"x12" - For Cricut Explore Air 2/Cricut Maker - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84
Cricut Premium Vinyl - Removable, 12” x 12” Adhesive Decal Sheets Basics Sampler • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape 12X120, 1FTx10FT, Clear • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Cricut 2006695 Tools Basic CORE Color • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Cricut Premium Removable Vinyl, Sampler, Variety, (Model: 2004327) • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46

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