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Mrs. Castillo from Weimar TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Genius Hour: I’M the Next Kendra Scott

Help me give my students an assortment of pony beads, alphabet beads, and satin jewelry cord to create and explore the jewelry making process.

  • $158 goal

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My Students

Do you know what makes our school the best place in the world? Other than the rock star teachers and creative little learners, it's the community that surrounds us. It's our classroom community, our school community and our small little community where we all live and support each other. My students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! Our school is the only elementary school in our small town, so we really are a tight-knit family. That means if our students need something, we work for it. If they make a mistake, they learn and grow from it. And if we can make our learning more meaningful and fun, we do it! Our students come to school excited to learn about and explore their world every day! However, back in August, many of our students and staff were exposed to a world they've never seen. Our community slowly began to disappear under water. Hurricane Harvey impacted many of our lives, but wouldn't know the loss by my kiddos’ bright and shining faces, the perseverance they show, or the kindness and friendship they pour from their hearts!

My Project

One of our more exciting endeavors this year is our Genius Hour where each Friday, the entire student body is able to select an activity they are passionate about and participate with the other students who share the same interest. For example, those who love to cook, code, scrapbook, care for animals, sports, music, or even make jewelry (just to name a few) can join students from all grade levels and create, problem solve, and work together.

Through these activities, not only are the students having fun at school, but they are learning valuable social, math, science, engineering, and responsibility skills.

However, these activities can strain a budget, but our students are so worth it! That’s where you can help support our future jewelry crafters! We would love to continue with these activities, and the various colors of pony beads, alphabet beads, and satin jewelry cord are exactly what our kiddos need to craft bracelets, necklaces, and more while they learn the process of jewelry making.

Mrs. Castillo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 360 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
61548-1010-Darice Satin Jewelry Cord - 2 mm x 10 yd, Rainbow • Blick Art Materials $2.11 10 $21.10
60792-1001-Big Kid Bead Assortment - Glass Beads, 1 lb bag • Blick Art Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
60636-1020-Beadalon 7 Bead Stringing Wire - White, 0.015" x 30 ft • Blick Art Materials $2.39 5 $11.95
61548-2050-Darice Satin Jewelry Cord - 2 mm x 10 yd, Black • Blick Art Materials $2.11 5 $10.55
60772-1010-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Multicolor, Transparent • Blick Art Materials $4.39 2 $8.78
60772-1050-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Neon, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.79 1 $4.79
60772-1020-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Multicolor, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.39 1 $4.39
60772-1040-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, White, Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.39 1 $4.39
60772-1030-Pony Beads - Pkg of 1000, Multicolor, Transparent and Opaque • Blick Art Materials $4.39 1 $4.39
60771-9010-Pony Beads - Pkg of 250, Metallic Gold • Blick Art Materials $3.57 1 $3.57
60771-9330-Pony Beads - Pkg of 250, Metallic Silver • Blick Art Materials $3.57 1 $3.57
60773-1020-Alphabet Beads - Black and White, Disc, Pkg of 128 • Blick Art Materials $3.09 1 $3.09
60773-1010-Alphabet Beads - Multicolor, Square, Pkg of 64 • Blick Art Materials $3.09 1 $3.09
60773-1030-Alphabet Beads - Black and White, Square, Pkg of 128 • Blick Art Materials $3.09 1 $3.09

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