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Mrs. Kalicki from Whitestone NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity in the Math Classroom!

My students need a cricut machine to help bring their math and creativity skills together and to improve their achievement levels.

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed? A review of student grades and school-wide data indicate that students with disabilities are the lowest performing sub-group at our high school.

The students in my classroom are students with learning and disabilities.

Many of them struggle in the classroom and do not want to come to school. Our classes serve students with a range of disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder and specific learning disabilities. The typical student in my class have math and reading levels below grade level. Special education teachers are expected to deliver excellent instruction in math without the requisite tools to teach our students.

My Project

The use of the cricut will be an excellent way to help the material pop in the classroom. Using the machine will help me fill the room with helpful hints and mathematically facts that will improve the success rate of the students. Often handwritten posters and signs just go unnoticed around the room and with this machine the teacher can create eye opening posters. The students will also be able to create projects about their math concepts that the teacher can help come to life!

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student knowledge, you will ultimately help to increase the academic achievement of students with disabilities.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and use guides around the room to help them be successful. Plus in this technology literate world, any interaction with updated technology will increase their literacy as well as their desire to learn and use the new technology!

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle - Heat Transfer, Vinyl Pack, Tools Pens & Designs • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99

Materials cost

$289.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.24

Total project goal

$381.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.58

2 Donors

-$361.58

Donations toward project cost

-$307.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.24

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

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$0.00

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