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Mrs. Amanda T. Hutchins from Altha FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead After Hurricane Michael

Help me give my students consumable materials they need to do project-based learning STEM activities.

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My Students

I teach sixteen precious first graders in Calhoun County, Florida. It is in a rural community approximately forty-five minutes northeast of the Gulf of Mexico. In recent days, over half of my students have lost their homes due to the effects of Hurricane Michael when Category 4+ winds destroyed most of their homes in our small town. Thankfully our newly built school received only minimal damages. Most of my students now regard our school as their safe haven where they can escape the scenes of reality. Our new norm is to see blue tarps on each and every roof, downed trees, and debris piles full of damaged personal belongings. Our classroom is a refuge for my students. It is the only thing which has remained unchanged post- Hurricane Michael.

My Project

Each and every Friday afternoon in my classroom, my students participate in a project-based learning STEM activity. This type of activity allows my students to make real-world connections to the material or topics we have covered or will be covering in class the following week. The students enjoy putting their new knowledge to work by demonstrating their creativity while communicating and collaborating with peers. By doing projects on Fridays, it has improved my classroom attendance rate and classroom misbehavior throughout the week. Consumable supplies, like glitter, paint, and pom-poms, are needed so we can continue doing project-based activities. School funds are simply unavailable at this time due to budget constraints my district is facing due to the damage and losses that have occurred from Hurricane Michael.

Mrs. Amanda T. Hutchins
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Magic Tape with Built-in Refillable Dispenser, 3/4" x 18 yds., 6 Rolls (6122) • $12.74 4 $50.96
Chenille Kraft Glitter Pom Pons, 1" • $6.79 6 $40.74
Quill Brand Paper Plates, 9", White, 1,000/Carton • $33.99 1 $33.99
Color Splash 32 oz. Liquid Tempera Paint, Washable, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack • $32.29 1 $32.29
Quill Brand Masking Tape, 2" x 60 yds., 6 Rolls (QUILL-2A) • $28.04 1 $28.04
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable Glue Sticks, 7g., 60/Pack • $27.19 1 $27.19
Spectra Glitter, Assorted, 6/Pack (91370) • $18.69 1 $18.69
Chenille Kraft Paint Brushes Colossal Brushes, Round • $18.61 1 $18.61
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Chenille Kraft Wooden Craft Materials Sticks, Jumbo, Natural • $7.90 2 $15.80
Sargent Art Art-Time Washable Watercolors 8 Primary Colors with Brush • $1.19 12 $14.28
Chenille Kraft Wooden Craft Materials, Sticks, Natural, Economy Grade • $6.96 2 $13.92
Chenille Kraft Paint Brushes 6-Color Assorted 144/Each • $11.30 1 $11.30
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers, Black, 1/Dz (30001) • $10.99 1 $10.99
Pacon Riverside Construction Paper 18" x 12", Dark Blue, 50 Sheets (103625) • $5.09 2 $10.18
Pacon Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, White, 18"(H) x 12"(W), 50 Sheets (03613) • $5.09 2 $10.18
Staples 5" Scissors, Navy • $1.95 5 $9.75
Chenille Kraft Chenille Stems Assorted, 6" • $3.05 3 $9.15
Pentel Oil Pastel Set With Carrying Case, Assorted, 12/Set • $1.69 5 $8.45
Surebonder Hot Melt Glue Sticks, All Temps, 25/Pk (FPRDT25) • $2.54 3 $7.62
Riverside Construction Paper, 9" x 12", Holiday Red, 50 Sheets • $2.80 2 $5.60
Berkley Square Individually Wrapped Flexible Straws, 400/Pk • $5.26 1 $5.26
Pacon Riverside Construction Paper 9" x 12", Light Blue, 50 Sheets (103599) • $2.54 2 $5.08
Pacon Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, Pink, 12"(H) x 9"(W), 50 Sheets (03591) • $2.54 2 $5.08
Pacon Riverside Paper Construction Paper 9" x 12", Gray, 50 Sheets (103608) • $2.54 2 $5.08
Pacon Riverside Construction Paper 12" x 9", Dark Blue, 50 Sheets (103601) • $2.54 2 $5.08
Pacon Riverside Groundwood Construction Paper, Black, 12"(H) x 9"(W), 50 Sheets (03607) • $2.54 2 $5.08
Berkley Square Neon Stirrers / Sipper Straws, 1,000/Pack • $3.39 1 $3.39

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