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Mrs. Johnston from Charlotte NC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cut It Out! Personalized Learning!

Help me give my students a Cricut Explore Air 2 to help create personalized learning.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

While I have yet to meet my Kindergarten students for the upcoming school year, I know that some will only speak Spanish or French at home and most, if not all, will live below the poverty level. Some will be homeless, living in hotels, with other families, or in shelters. Many will have experienced trauma, have relatives in prison, and/or witnessed violence and gang activity in their homes or neighborhoods.

Every student at our Title I school receives free breakfast and lunch each day and many receive food to sustain their families over the weekend.

Second Harvest Food Bank comes to our school once a month and provides food for every family at our school! Staff at our school will volunteer for many after-school activities to assist our students. We as a school work very hard to make sure our students and their families are given every chance possible to succeed!

Kindergarten kiddos are so fun to teach! They are always eager to learn and being the sponges they are, they learn very fast! I just want to make sure that they have fun, too.

My Project

This year our district will begin using a new literacy curriculum that will include stations and a specific time set aside for a lab. We already incorporate centers/stations in math and they have always been a favorite time of day. I am so excited that our literacy blocks will include these as well now!

These special times are a wonderful opportunity for the kids to engage in hands-on learning; however, the problem is the lack of materials needed to meet each child’s specific needs.

Numbers or letters cut out of a rough material will provide a textural surface for students to trace for those who need that sensory learning. Words and letters can be made bigger and bolder as well. We would love to use the Cricut and vinyl to cut out our sight words for our Word Wall. We will also be able to make unique t-shirts for each child to wear on class trips and at special events.

This machine will allow my students to have more ways to learn and make our room more inviting. Thank you for supporting education.

Mrs. Johnston
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint Bundle with Vinyl Sampler and Basic Tool Set • Amazon Business $209.00 1 $209.00
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

Materials cost

$228.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.46

Total project goal

$329.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.74

3 Donors

-$159.66

Donations toward project cost

-$144.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.09

Matching donations from our partners

-$159.66

Match offers toward project cost

-$135.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.42

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$0.00

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