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Mrs. Pandalai from Stamford CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Design Challenge

Help me give my students building blocks, candy, dry erase markers, hook and loop coins, pipe cleaners, wooden dowels, and die cut shapes.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are enthusiastic. They have such curiosity and want to learn everything and anything. I want to guide their energy towards creation and innovation. They love to experiment with new ideas and see how they work. At this age it is important to be focused on learning, which is difficult with constant distractions. I thrive to provide them with opportunities for hands on experience. I feel education is not the learning of facts but training the mind to think.

My students are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge.

They are fearless when it comes to technology. As children of the 21st century, they need to be prepared to use a variety of tools to engage in their world. They should be adept in the designing process.

My Project

All of our students want to learn the design process which they will use in their lives. They will be making models on graph sheet and then give it a three dimensional shape. Use of wooden cubes, along with the other craft materials, will provide the opportunity for the kids to view how the final model would look. This helps them with the basic idea designing and modeling. This would also help improve their planning and designing capabilities. Reward system really gets the students excited.

First and foremost, it will give all students a chance to be creative and learn in the fun the hands - on way.

This will enhance the environment not only in the classroom, but on the community.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3/4 Inch Wooden Cubes, Box of 500 Unfinished Wooden Birch Blocks, Math Wood Square Blocks, Puzzle Making, Crafts, and DIY Projects (3/4 Inch Mini Wood Cubes). by Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Brach's Mini Peppermint Candy Canes 500 Count Jar, 76 ounces • Amazon Business $27.47 1 $27.47
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $23.40 1 $23.40
JOLLY RANCHER Bulk Halloween Candy, 5 Pounds • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
Vkey 1000pcs (500 Pair Sets) 20mm Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery by FBA • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
12 Pack Multi-Color Laminated Dry Rease Incentive Chart/Chore/Responsibility/School Attendance/Homework Progress Tracking Chart with 2112 Reward Star Stickers, (17" x 22") • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Caydo 500 Pieces Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners 6 mm x 12 Inch for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Surebonder DT-25 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-Clear-5/16 D, 4 L Glue Stick-25 sticks per Bag (3) • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
XFasten Flexible Magnetic Tape, 1-Inch x 10-Foot • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
1/8 x 12 Inch Wooden Dowel Rods - Pack of 100 Unfinished Hardwood Dowels for Crafts & Woodworking by Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Happy Smile Face Stickers Mega Bundle 5280 PCS in 8 Colors for Reward Behavior Chart 3/8 inch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Antner 50-pack Loose Leaf Book Binder Rings 1.2 Inch Nickel Plated Key Rings O-Ring for School Home Office • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Darice Soft-Handled Hole Punch Cut-Out Shapes Set – Includes Star, Circle and Heart Hole Punches – Cage to Catch Scraps to Reduce Mess – for Scrapbooking, Cards, Crafts and More (Pack of 3 Punches) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$195.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.31

Total project goal

$268.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.73

2 Donors

-$268.73

Donations toward project cost

-$228.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.31

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$0.00

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