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Ms. Rudzinski from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

First Grade, Here We Come!

My students need art supplies such as multicultural face cut outs, rhinestones, hot glue gun, and glue sticks to participate in a beginning of year activity. They need a laminator with sheets and iPad charging station.

  • $385 goal

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My Students

We are an integrated collaborative teaching (ICT) first-grade class, with a mixture of general and special education students at a high-needs, Title I school in the Bronx. While the majority of students come from low-income homes or from homes with limited parental involvement, they are enthusiastic and come to school every day ready to learn. They see school as a consistent part of their daily lives and love to make me proud.

My first graders are some of the happiest children I have ever had the pleasure of working with; they inspire me to provide the best education I can for them.

My Project

Learning is meaningful to students when they are able to create and make connections. I am requesting the art supplies- multicultural face cutouts, cordless glue gun, and glue sticks so that students can create self portraits of themselves to hang on the wall during a lesson on community and diversity. The picture frames will be used to frame their portraits, and students will use the rhinestones to decorate their frame as a display of their unique individuality. I want to have a visual reminder for them that each one of them makes up an important part of our classroom community!

A main benefit of a small air purifier is that it would cut down on dust.

The school building produces and traps a great deal of dust, which leads to increased student and staff illness, as well as damaging computer and other equipment. The air purifier would also cut down on allergens.

Our class has 4 iPads to use for supplemental instruction. We are in need of a charging station that will charge all four of the iPads at the same time. A charging station would also help to keep the iPads organized and taken care of for many years of use.

By having a laminator on site, my students and I have the opportunity to preserve prepared materials and created work to ensure that our students are free to touch and explore and manipulate our materials to safely use them to learn. These young little students haven't mastered the appropriate behaviors of respecting other people's property yet, or simply get so excited that the forget to use their most careful hands when using books, and other easily ripped materials. Book baggies will be used daily to store books for independent reading.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK BUDDY BAGS CHEVRONS PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $10.22 4 $40.88
hOmeLabs 3 in 1 Ionic Air Purifier with HEPA Filter - Portable Quiet Mini Air Purifier Ionizer to Reduce Mold Odor Smoke for Desktop Small Room up to 50 Sq Ft - Travel Air Purifiers for Allergies • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Adjustable Dividers Charging Station, UNITEK 10-Port USB Charger Charging Station for Multiple Device with SmartIC Tech, Organizer Stand • Amazon Business $39.89 1 $39.89
Scotch PRO Thermal Laminator, Never Jam Technology Automatically Prevents Misfed Items, 2 Roller System (TL906) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
BIC Magic Marker Brand Dry Erase Marker, Fine Bullet Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $10.00 3 $30.00
Surebonder CL-800F 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones, Ubegood Rhinestone Stickers 3300 PCS DIY Gem Rhinestone 4 Sizes 20 COLORS Assorted Ideal for Makeup, Festival, Crafts & Embellishments( Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hallmark Assorted Notecards (Stripes, Dots, Flowers, Blank Inside, 40 Cards and Envelopes) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Paper Photo Frame, DIY Photo Frame Wall Deco with Clips and String for Home Décor Wall & Table Top Frames, Fits 5"x 7" Pictures, 20 PCS • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9.3 x 11.75-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Surebonder DT-50 All Temperature 50 Glue Sticks, 4-Inch • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Face Large Multicultural Creative Cut-Out • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
NAME BADGES CHEVRON BEAUTIFUL SET OF 45 • School Specialty $7.02 1 $7.02
FLOWERS POP IT BORDER • School Specialty $4.75 1 $4.75

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