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Ms. Piedra-Roci from Miami FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cricuting and Beyond

Help me give my students a Cricut Bright Pad, Cricut Easy Press Mini and essential Cricut materials needed to make their imagination come to life.

  • $319 goal

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My Students

“I treat all my students the same. I don't consider their disability an excuse, but, rather, a point of motivation. When you enter my classroom, you no longer see children with special needs, but a teacher who meets the needs of special children.“ Anita Ramirez

My kids are amazing!

I work at a Title One, public school located in a small, inner city neighborhood. The majority of the students I work with have special needs. My kids benefit from instruction aided by technology and hands-on learning. Each of my students faces different barriers due to their disability. My kids are unique, exceptional and joyful children who love to learn. "I call my students "my kids" because in our year together, they aren't just kids on my list, they become a part of my heart.

My Project

The Cricut bright pad and the Cricut supplies can help make writing, reading and math STEM projects fun! It can be used to cut out shapes, letters and pictures. In our writing center, a Cricut machine can create holiday and seasonal shapes for students to create cards for friends and family, to create stories or to use as a writing prompt.

Students will want to participate more in our activities because we can use the Cricut machine to create fun, seasonal pictures to be used for learning.

In reading, a Cricut mini press can be used to create felt puppets for retelling stories and to create sight word and phonics activities. We currently print characters from our stories onto cardstock paper. If we were able to create actual puppets, such as finger puppets, with felt using the machine, students will be more engaged and have fun learning at the same time!

Ms. Piedra-Roci
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Cricut Easy Press Mini Heat Press Machine HTV Bundle for Tshirts, Hats, Mugs, Earrings - Red Raspberry • Amazon Business $97.79 1 $97.79
PP OPOUNT Diamond Painting B4 LED Light Pad Set Include B4 LED Light Tablet Pad, 15 Inch Polyester Felt Hand Held Case Bag and Stand Holder for DIY Art Craft Diamond Painting Sketching • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Nuova 200-Pack, 5 Mil Thermal Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5 Inches, Letter Size • Amazon Business $29.85 1 $29.85
Permanent Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets by EZ Craft USA - 12" x 12" - 40 Sheets Assorted Colors Works with Cricut and Other Cutters • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MASiKEN Carrying Case for Cricut Easy Press Mini Heat Press Machine, Fits Cable and Other Accessories, Premium Hard Protection Travel Case (Black) • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
NICOGENA Dust Cover for Cricut Explore Air 2, Cricut Maker, 3 Pockets for Cricut Tools Accessories, Scratch-Resistant, Water-Resistance, Grey • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Neenah Creative Collection Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 12" x 12", 65 lb, 18-Color Assortment, 72 Sheets (46408-02) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Diecuts With A View MS019052 Paper Stack, 6 by 6-Inch, Glitzy Glitter, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
ColorBok 71876B Cardstock Paper Pad Marble, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66

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