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Mrs. Ketchum from Springfield OR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cricut Maker to Help Us Connect

Help me give my students a magical maker experience with a Cricut Maker Machine Bundle.

  • $569 goal

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My Students

I have 22 students that I cannot wait to meet! I know they are excited to meet me when I come back from my deployment. We are a high-needs school with a diverse group of fantastic students. Some are homeless and come to us with nothing. These students come from all different backgrounds and skill levels. These skills and backgrounds really help to create a unique and fun classroom.

Many of my students have unique needs, and I believe they should have the opportunity to learn in the way they need to.

They come to me hungry and many have never been in a classroom setting. They need engaging and fun materials, along with tools to help them concentrate on learning.

My Project

I have been deployed for the entire school year, and I want to be able to connect with my students through art. There are a ton of projects that are going to be accomplished with this Cricut Machine. I am planning on creating a memory board so the students can see where I have been during their time in the classroom. We do class field trips, and creating matching shirts will help keep all the students organized by classroom.

I have several students who run out of the classroom, and helping create warm and inviting materials for the classroom will help them connect with me.

I want to allow students to make things to bring home because many of them have not experienced art projects before.

This Cricut will ensure that every student has the opportunity to make projects with me throughout the school year. I have an inclusive classroom with students of varying abilities. This will put them all on the same level for art because we will all be given the same items to start with. I can make leaves for fall, snowflakes for winter and rabbits for spring. We can make books to share with parents for the end of the year showing their progress. There is an unlimited amount of things we can do with this Cricut.

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Mrs. Ketchum
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Maker Machine Bundle 1 Beginner Cricut Guide Smooth Heat Transfer Permanent Vinyl Tools Designs • Amazon Business $429.99 1 $429.99
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting 12x12 3 Pack • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87

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