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Mrs. B. from Mars Hill ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fiction and Facts Through a Tale of Friendship (STEM)

Help me give my students a fun (and educational) way to explore a beautiful story of a faithful gorilla and a loving elephant through toy animals, drums, utility carts, etc.

  • $819 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are creative and energetic learners who live in a small community with limited funding. They are highly motivated and enjoy opportunities to think outside the box. The community works hard to provide necessary resources for our students, but it is sometimes necessary to seek outside assistance to acquire materials that supplement our curriculum. We are always looking for ways to support our students' varied learning styles and needs. Community support in a small town is instrumental in helping to create a learning environment that fosters creativity and exploration!

My Project

This project is designed to give students a variety of lessons that are tied to one novel.

The items I have chosen will be used to work on lessons designed to be fun ways to learn about character, science, math, and art by reading Katherine Applegate's award-winning novel, The One and Only Ivan, a story of friendship and faithfulness.

We will be using art, math, and science activities, as well as reading and many discussions to look deeper into the lives of animals in captivity and the wild, and the themes of friendship, faithfulness, hope, and so much more that are at the core of the novel. We will be using various musical instruments to mimic animal calls. We will use a variety of supplies, from tissue paper to protractors, to create animal habitats. The books chosen will help us gain a deeper understanding of gorillas and elephants, and their lives in capitivity and the wild. Each supply is intended to help give students learn from hands-on experiences in math, science and art. I hope to be able to provide a long-term unit with the supplies purchased and lessons planned.

This project is inspired by lessons provided by STEM Read of Northern Illinois University.

Mrs. B.
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 220 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bigger Smart Cart Black Multipurpose Rolling Collapsible Utility Cart Basket • Amazon Business $43.75 1 $43.75
Remo KD-5080-01 Kids Percussion Floor Tom Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 10" • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Remo KD-5400-01 Kids Percussion Bongo Drum - Fabric Rain Forest, 5"-6" • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $27.14 1 $27.14
Arteza 5.5"X8.5" Sketch Book 3 Pack, 300 Pages Total, Two Spiral Bound Artist Sketch Pads, 100 Sheets Each, Durable Acid Free Drawing Paper (68 lb./100gsm), Ideal for Kids & Adults, Bright White • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Boley 12 Piece Safari Animal Set - with Different Varieties of Zoo Animal Toys, Jungle Animal Toys, African Animal Toys and Baby Animals - Great Educational Toy and Child Development Toy • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Random 10 Fat Eighth Fabric Bundle African Quilt Fabric | Fat Eight Fabric Mixed Ankara Print Fabric Craft Supplies WB166 • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Jumbo Jungle Animals: Mommas and Babies, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $19.91 1 $19.91
ACTIVA Plus Natural Self-Hardening Clay White 2.2 pounds • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Colorations 1000CS Colored Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $19.02 1 $19.02
12 Piece Wildlife Animals Action Figure,Realistic Animals Action Model • Amazon Business $18.96 1 $18.96
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Gorillas (Living in the Wild: Primates) • Amazon Business $16.92 1 $16.92
Duck Brand Bubble Wrap Roll, 3/16" Original Bubble Cushioning, 12" x 150', Perforated Every 12" (284054) • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Kaffe Fassett Philip Jacobs GARDEN GREENS Precut 5-inch Cotton Fabric Quilting Squares Charm Pack Assortment Westminster Fibers Floral Flowers • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Kaffe Fassett Collective BOLD BRIGHT Precut 5-inch Cotton Fabric Quilting Squares Charm Pack Assortment Westminster Fibers • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Schleich North America Gorilla, Male Toy Figure • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Kraft Mailing/Shipping Tubes with White End Caps by MT Products (2" Wide x 6" Length) (12 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Mont Marte Mini Modelling Tools Boxwood 10pce - 3pack • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Toymany 10PCS Puppy Figurines, Realistic Detailed Cute Puppy Figures, Hand Painted Emulational Dog Figurines Toy Set For Kids • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
AmazonBasics Rubber Bands, Size 33 (3-1/2" x 1/8''), 600 Bands/1 lb. Pack, 3-Pack • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Fandeli 36027 220 Grit Multipurpose Sandpaper Sheets, 9" x 11", 25-Sheet • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
CiaraQ Polymer Clay Starter Kit, 24 Colors Safe and Nontoxic Soft DIY Modelling Moulding Clay,Baking Clay Blocks, 5 Sculpting Tools and Jewelry Accessories • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
eBoot 24 Pack Plastic Protractors Clear Math Protractor 180 Degrees, 6 Inches • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
ArtVerse 100-Piece Tissue Paper Pack – Premium Quality Tissue Paper for Gift Wrapping, Paper Crafts, Packing and More, 20”x26” (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $5.00 2 $10.00
White Recyclable EPS Packing Peanuts by MT Products - (Approximately 0.60 Cubic Foot) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ania Animal Pack, Gorilla • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
National Geographic Kids Mission: Elephant Rescue All About Elephants and How to Save Them • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
School Smart White Newsprint 8.511 in(21.6 cm27.9 cm)Sheets: 500, White • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
School Smart White Newsprint 8.511 in(21.6 cm27.9 cm)Sheets: 500, White • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
12 Pcs Paint Tray Palettes Plastic for DIY Craft Professional Art Painting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Silicone Straws Esonmus 8pcs/Set Colorful Reusable Silicone Drinking Straws 9.8" Reusable Straw 4 Bent 4 Straight Straws with 2 Cleaning Brush • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Norpro Cotton Twine • Amazon Business $2.97 3 $8.91
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil (200 Square Foot Roll) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Wooden Dowel Rods 3/8” x 12” | Pack of 25 Unfinished Hardwood Craft Dowel Sticks | Wand Making Sticks | For Crafts and DIY’ers - By Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Artlicious - All Purpose Paint Brush Value Pack - Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache (25 Brushes) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wiwaplex 150 Pcs 12" X 6mm Colorful Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners Children Kids Plush Educational Toy Crafts Handmade DIY Craft • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Universal Paper Clips, Smooth, Size No. 1, Silver, 100/BX, 10 Boxes/Pack (UNV72210) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Cells • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Gorillas • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Faithful Elephants • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Endangered Elephants • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Duck Brand 394468 All-Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 45 Yards, Silver, Single Roll • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17

Materials cost

$625.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$695.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.80

Total project goal

$818.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$818.65

3 Donors

-$414.32

Donations toward project cost

-$352.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.15

match offer

-$404.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$343.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.65

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