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Dr. Lewis from Endicott NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Handmade History

Help me give my students the opportunity to make their imaginations come to life, by helping provide fabric, clay, paint, and other crafting materials to create historical recreations, such as costumes, dioramas, and displays.

  • $873 goal

This project expired on July 17, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are growing learners who need additional support to spark and ignite their curiosity and love of learning. Some have struggled within a typical classroom model all of their educational careers. Many of my students face difficulties not just at school, but at home as well. At my school, all students participate in the "free or reduced price lunch" program. Our team of teachers strive to provide for the needs of all students, by implementing engaging hands-on projects, innovative teaching techniques, instructional technologies, and helping to meet other vital needs, such as food and beverages.

My students have the potential to be the agents of change our community needs in order to thrive.

However, we need to continue to challenge and enrich their learning environment, whether this be through innovative classroom practices or through providing necessary sustenance to keep them focused and energized. All my students are special, with unique and specific needs. Securing resources and materials to help them learn or stave off hunger and sleepiness, will ensure that they have the warm, welcoming, and engaging learning environment they deserve.

My Project

History can sometimes be distant for students to fully understand and grasp. Exposure to historical content through textbooks and other traditional means can be quite limiting, leading to disengagement. Students need to fully immerse themselves with the history they are learning, through hands-on projects and other creative means.

By donating fabric, clay, paint, and other crafting materials to create historical recreations, such as costumes, dioramas, and displays to this project, you ensure that my students will have a greater opportunity to learn historical facts and concepts, all while having fun with creative and tactile projects.

My students will be able to bring history to life, by creating recreations of different historical events, cultures, peoples, and so much more!

Dr. Lewis
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Artista II Washable Liquid Tempera Paint, Set of 12, 16oz , Assorted Colors (54-8216) • Amazon Business $39.94 3 $119.82
Tuva Textiles 100% Wool Gabardine Fabric, Dark Grey, Fabric By The Yard • Amazon Business $15.45 5 $77.25
Extra Soft, Endlessly Reusable Kids Modeling Clay 12 Color Pack. Non-Toxic Rainbow Play Dough Blocks for Creative Fun for Child Artists. Long Lasting Putty Great for Gifts and Xmas Stocking Stuffers • Amazon Business $8.49 7 $59.43
Ametex Prince of Wales Tweed Suiting Plaid Fabric, Multi, Fabric by the yard • Amazon Business $9.07 5 $45.35
TimMee Plastic Army Men - Green vs Tan 100pc Toy Soldier Figures - Made in USA • Amazon Business $14.90 3 $44.70
Crayola Bulk Paint Brushes, 36ct Classpack, Brush Set, Great for Kids • Amazon Business $39.76 1 $39.76
Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count Permanent Marker (2029678) • Amazon Business $9.50 4 $38.00
School Smart Student Paint Palette with Cover, 7 Inches, White, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $17.47 2 $34.94
Colorations Bright Construction Paper Smart Pack - 600 Sheets (Item # BRITESTK) • Amazon Business $33.50 1 $33.50
3M Multi-Use Duct Tape, 2930-C, 1.88 Inches by 30 Yards • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
Vivian White Goose Feathers 6-8 inch Craft For Wedding Party Decor Pack of 100 PCS • Amazon Business $11.18 2 $22.36
Realeather Leather Journal Kit, 4.5"x6", Brown • Amazon Business $11.16 2 $22.32
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil - 200 Square Feet • Amazon Business $10.03 2 $20.06
Szsrcywd Air Dry Clay,24 Colors DIY Modeling Clay Ultra Light Molding Magic Clay • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Serve Clean Round Toothpicks, 5000 Count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks, Full Size, 4" Long x .43" Diameter, 45 Count, Clear, (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $7.97 2 $15.94
16 Pc Green Army Battle Tanks Play Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Toy Essentials 16 Pc Desert Army Battle Tanks Play Set • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mini Hot Glue Gun Sticks (Huge Bulk Pack of 200) 4" and 0.27 Diameter - Compatible with Most Glue Guns • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
1000 Feet (c.333 yards) 2mm 3 ply Colourful Natural Jute Twine String Roll Collection - 10 Assorted Coloured Variety Pack for Artworks and Crafts, Gift Wrapping, Picture Display and Gardening • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
600 PCS Multi-color Push Pins Map tacks ,1/8 inch Round head with Stainless Point, 10 Assorted Colors (Each Color 60 PCS) in reconfigurable container for bulletin board, fabric marking • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Push Pins 600 Count, Standard Clear Thumb Tacks Steel Point and Clear Plastic Head • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$701.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$741.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.91

Total project goal

$872.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$872.71

2 Donors

-$744.80

Donations toward project cost

-$741.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$127.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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