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Ms. Nnate from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Goal Getters: Growing and Glowing in Science!

Help me give my students Cricut Explore Vinyl, a storage set, markers and marker boards, laminator, paper cutter and duct tape to make lessons that are engaging and seamless.

  • $603 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher at one of the most diverse and largest middle schools in Houston, with over half of our 1700 students deemed as low-income/high poverty, my students face several challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. I am looking to create a learning environment that is engaging and creative.

Based on the data many of my students are more than 1 level behind in reading and math skills.

I seek to help close the achievement gap in my classroom. Students will be obtaining the foundation they need to build self-esteem and motivation to becoming critical thinkers and life long learners.

My Project

My students are interested in lessons which are hands-on, engaging and implements their varied learning styles. A classroom is an ever-changing place. Students should be able to cultivate new learning experiences in a safe and welcoming environment where they are required to think both collaboratively and independently.

By donating to this project you will increase my student's engagement, motivation, and self-esteem towards their goals of becoming life long learners.

Due to a tight budget this year we were told to cut back on paper. Additionally, we have one paper cutter in the teacher's workroom to be used for our entire campus. To conserve paper I began to laminate worksheets and card sorts. These were key resources used in my classroom which allowed students to be able to write on assignments and be reused for the next class. Furthermore, we use marker boards and markers weekly, but we have a limited supply of both. With the use of creative projects as a form of tests, students will use the Cricut to create and the craft organizer to store their supplies in an organized manner to increase productivity.

Using card sorts, laminated worksheets, markerboards, and creative projects afford students a sense of choice which in turn empowers them to take ownership of their learning. All of these tools are used to effectively meet the needs of my students to expand their knowledge. By having a laminator, paper cutter, marker boards, Cricut, and craft organizer I will be able to continue to make more resources that my students enjoy.

Ms. Nnate
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle Iron On Vinyl Pack Tools Pen Design Beginner Guide • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Dry Erase Lap Boards Double-Sided for Classroom, Pack of 26, Magicfly 9 x 12 inches Small Lap Board Portable Classroom Whiteboard + 32 Bonus Pens + 26 Erasers for Students, Kids • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Westcott ACM15106 TrimAir Titanium Wood Guillotine Paper Trimmer with Anti-Microbial Protection, 12" • Amazon Business $35.85 1 $35.85
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
Multi Colored Duct Tape - Variety Pack -12 Colors - 10 yards x 2 inch rolls. Girls & Boys Kids Craft Duck Set, Fun DIY Art Kit – Rainbow: Black red orange white green yellow pink blue brown maroon yr • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Scotch Thermal Laminator, 2 Roller System for a Professional Finish, Laminate up to 9" Wide (TL901) • Amazon Business $21.88 1 $21.88
Liquid Chalk Markers 30 Colors by Positive Art: Bright Colors, Painting and Drawing for Kids and Adults, Window and Board Art for Bistros, Bars - Reversible Tip (Chalk Markers) • Amazon Business $20.59 1 $20.59
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12

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