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Mr. Bordewisch from Salem VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

GHS 20project Year 3

Help me give my students the materials they need to help create their over 70 different ventures. The students are using materials for jewelry, sewing, cooking, artwork, and many other projects.

  • $719 goal

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My Students

The students involved in 20projects are senior US Government and AP Government students who are interested in pursuing a passion project. They come from a small school that fosters an environment where everyone tends to know everyone. This project allows them to explore and share an individual idea or activity that represents them.

We spend a lot of time exploring the concepts and opinions of our government, but this year I'm allowing them time to explore their own ideas and to create something that is their own.

My Project

At Google, employees are given twenty percent of their time to pursue a project they are passionate about. From this time, products like Gmail, Google Drive and Google Sky have emerged. This type of forward thinking can be applied to education as well. An opportunity for students to immerse themselves into a passion project can lead to endless possibilities. This is a major project-based-learning assignment that spans an entire semester with a culminating presentation during the second semester, and encourages students to pursue a creative interest they would otherwise not experience in our academic program. They spend the majority of high school doing projects and assignments they're told to. This project allows them to learn and work on something they want to. Some students used this as an opportunity to promote a social cause while others have decided to explore a more personal interest. We have a student who wants to use the ingredients to make baked goods that will raise money for a local animal shelter. We have several groups who are creating their own jewelry and using the money to support a cause. Other students are using the paint to create artwork to sell. Two young ladies are creating a line of cat clothes to sell while another gentleman is sewing his own pair of dog like mascot feet. We have over 70 projects this year that range from small business opportunities to creating care packages for the homeless.

Mr. Bordewisch
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beesworks® Beeswax Pellets, Yellow, 1lb-Cosmetic Grade-Triple Filtered Beeswax. • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Heavy Duty Silver Duct Tape - 6 Roll Multi Pack Industrial Lot – 30 Yards x 2 inch Wide – Large Bulk Value Pack of Grey Original Extra Strength - No Residue, All Weather. Tear by Hand • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Hardcover Blank Book - 6-Pack Unlined Sketchbooks, Unruled Plain Travel Journals for Students Sketches, Children's Writing Books, Creative Class Projects, White, 7 x 10 Inches, 18 Sheets Each • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Quilting Fabric, Misscrafts 50pcs 12" x 12" (30cm x 30cm) Cotton Craft Fabric Bundle Patchwork Pre-Cut Quilt Squares for DIY Sewing Scrapbooking Quilting Dot Pattern • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Apple Barrel PROMOABIII Acrylic Paint Set, 16 Piece (2-Ounce), Best Selling Colors • Amazon Business $21.01 1 $21.01
BLACK+DECKER Easy Steam Compact Iron, IR40V • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
16 Oz Empty Plastic Juice Bottles with Lids – 12 Pack Large Square Drink Containers - Great for Storing Homemade Juices, Water, Smoothies, Tea and Other Beverages - Food Grade BPA Free • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Linen Scrapbook, Guest Book, 70 Black Pages Photo Album, 11.2 x 8.4 Inch DIY Photo Album, Great Craft Paper for Anniversary, Family, Wedding, Travel, Memory Book (Red) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt Multipack, Black, Large • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Krylon K03926000 Black Shimmer Metallic Paint, 11.5 ounces • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
LaceQiao 50m/lot 100% Cotton Bias Tape, bias Binding Tape DIY fold Tape Size:25mm Width:1" 2.5cm fold Tape DIY sew Material Handmade Item (Ivory) • Amazon Business $15.77 1 $15.77
Gildan Men's Crew T-Shirt 6 Pack, White, Large • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Sewing Thread 60 Colors Sewing Industrial Machine and Hand Stitching Cotton Sewing Thread (60 Color) • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Fairfield FAIPFT12 Fiber Poly Fil Bag, 12 oz, White • Amazon Business $7.34 2 $14.68
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Bright Yellow Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $7.00 2 $14.00
flic-flac 42pcs1.4mm Thick Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven Patchwork (20cm 20cm) • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
32-Ounce Square Plastic Jars (4-Pack); Clear Rectangular 4-Cup Canisters w/Black Lids, Easy-Grip Side • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
Baby Socks Toptim Toddler Non-skid Socks for Infant Boy Girl and Kids (Solid Colors 12-Pairs, 0-12M) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Krylon K03931000 Shimmer Metallic Aerosol Paint, 11.5 oz, 6 1 • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
AIEX 39.37 Feet/12m Hook and Loop Self Adhesive Tape Roll with Gift Scissors (Black) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
1900pcs 7 Colors Round Letter Beads Acrylic Alphabet Number Beads with 1 Roll Elastic Crystal String Cord for Jewelry Making DIY Necklace Bracelet (7x4mm) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
McCall's Patterns M7004, Dog Costume Sewing Pattern, 4 pc • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Fairfield PF16B Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, 16 Oz, White • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Roblue 1680PCS Letter Beads Colorful Alphabet Beads A-Z Acrylic Letter Beads for Jewelry Making Letter Beads for Bracelets Key Chains 4x7mm • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Black Series Floral Cotton Fabric Textile Quilting Patchwork Fabric Fat Quarter Bundles Fabric for Scrapbooking Cloth Sewing DIY Crafts Pillows 50X50cm 7pcs/lot • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Bingcute 8mm Genuine Sea Sediment Jasper Round Gemstone Imperial Jasper Beads Jewelry Making Loose Beads • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
OPount Jewelry Findings Set Jewelry Making Kit Jewelry Findings Starter Kit Jewelry Beading Making and Repair Tools Kit Pliers Silver Beads Wire Starter Tool • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pinking Shears, Stainless Steel Pinking Shears Comfort Grip Handled Professional Fabric Crafts Dressmaking Zig Zag Cut Scissors Sewing Scissors (9", Serrated, Purple) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Turquoise Blue • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Avery Mailing Address Labels, Laser Printers, 750 Labels, 1 x 2-5/8, Permanent Adhesive, Easy Peel (5260) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
MyArTool Metallic Marker Pens, 1mm Fine Point Metallic Permanent Markers for Rock Painting, Black Paper, Gift Card Making, Scrapbooking, Fabric, DIY Photo Album, Set of 8 Metallic Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Leather Sewing Thread Stitching String - DIY Craft Flat Waxed Cord 284 Yards (Orange) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
200M/656Feet Cotton String,Black String,8-Ply Cotton Cord Craft String Baker Twine,Cooking Kitchen Twine for DIY Crafts and Gift Wrapping-2mm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
OTO Travel Size Squeeze Bottle Set, 50ml (1.7 oz) Pack of 6 with Labels • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
YEQIN Chalk Wheel Fabric Marker Tailor's Chalk DIY Sewing Parts (White) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Textile Creations Solid Fleece, Lavender • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Orgen Black Elastic Spool 1 Inch x13 Yards Elastic Bands Elastic Cord Elastic Sewing Band DIY Sewing Craft Accessories • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Peirich 24 Black White Skeins Stranded Cross Stitch Floss Friendship Bracelets Floss Embroidery Thread with 12 Pieces Floss Bobbins • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
328 Feet Cotton String,Bakers Twines,Cooking String,Kitchen Twine White String for Arts Crafts and Gift Wrapping • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
JPSOR 600pcs 4x7mm Acrylic White Round Letter Beads for Bracelets and Jewelry Making,with Thread & Pouch (A) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Oracal 651 Glossy Permanent Vinyl 12 Inch x 6 Feet - Royal Purple • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Verbatim CD/DVD Color TRIMpak Cases - 10pk, Assorted • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (16 Ounce), 21119 White • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47
Berwick 1 01 Splendorette Crimped Curling Ribbon, 3/16-Inch Wide by 500-Yard Spool, White • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49
Pepsi, Bottles 16.9 Fl Oz (pack of 6) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue Sticks, 0.77 oz Each, 3 Sticks per Pack (E562) • Amazon Business $2.97 1 $2.97
Cheez-It Original Cheese Crackers - School Lunch Food, Baked Snack, Family Size (12.4 oz Box) • Amazon Business $2.64 1 $2.64
Mountain Dew Regular, 6 Count, 16.9 fl oz Bottles • Amazon Business $2.50 1 $2.50
Reynolds Cut-Rite Wax Paper 75 Sq.Ft, 1 Count, One Size, Green • Amazon Business $1.49 1 $1.49

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