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Mrs. Blasberg from Sacramento CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Handwork Leads to Learning

Help me give my students calligraphy tools, looms, clay, and other materials that will enrich their learning and allow them to create with their hands.

  • $487 goal

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My Students

Our public, Title I school serves a diverse local community with a growing immigrant and refugee population by employing the Montessori method. My classroom consists of 26 first, second, and third grade students who work hard and support one another.

My students are compassionate and eager to learn about the world around them.

Despite challenges, each student in my class brings knowledge, skills, and abilities in various areas. Watching them find success with one of our class activities or lessons is an amazing thing to witness.

My Project

With these supplies, students will be granted to opportunity to create with their hands and learn new skills. Learning calligraphy with quills and ink, collaboratively weaving a creation on a loom, crocheting something for a friend, sculpting a masterpiece out of clay, assembling beads into a keychain, stitching new cursive letters out on an embroidery hoop - these are all experiences that my students will be thrilled to have available to them.

"The human hand allows the mind to reveal itself."

Maria Montessori understood the importance of hands-on learning. The handwork this project will allow me to offer my students will build gratitude, provide a mindful, focused activity, build resilience, and develop fine motor skills.

Mrs. Blasberg
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Craftiss 30 Unique Colors Acrylic Yarn Skeins ~ Bulk Yarn Kit ~ 1300 yards ~ Perfect for Any Knitting and Crochet Mini Project • Amazon Business $15.95 4 $63.80
Hape My First Loom Wooden Weaving Toy with Accessories • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Colorations Tidy Keep-It-Clean Plastic Art Mats (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $27.34 1 $27.34
Melissa & Doug Wooden Multi-Craft Weaving Loom (Arts & Crafts, Extra-Large Frame, Develops Creativity and Motor Skills, 16.5" H x 22.75" W x 9.5" L) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Elze Calligraphy Set for Beginners, Kids & Advanced Artists - Creative Lettering Hand Writing Kit with 4 x Ink Bottles, 11 x Stainless Steel Nibs & Wooden Dip Pen - with How-to ebook • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Beads Set 6000 Pieces DIY Beads Kit; 28 Different Types & 4 Color Strings for Jewelry Necklace Making, Friendship Bracelet Making and Valentines Day Children Arts & Crafts Beads by JOYIN • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
WooCrafts Large-Eye Blunt Needles Yarn Knitting Plus Crochet Hooks Set with Case,Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hooks Needles for Arthritic Hands.Best Gift! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide to Crochet • Amazon Business $19.33 1 $19.33
Caydo Full Range of Embroidery Beginners Kit with Instructions, 100 Skeins Threads and a Circular Packing Bag for Cross Stich Craft DIY Pattern • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Crayola Air-Dry Clay, White, 5 Pound Resealable Bucket Natural Clay for Kids, No Baking, Dries Hard, Easy to Paint, A Smoother, Simpler, Less-Sticky Alternative to Traditional Ceramics • Amazon Business $7.64 2 $15.28
Calligraphy Pen | Feather Quill Pen Set with 5 Extra Nibs, Dip Ink Bottle in Gift Storage Box • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Jewelry Making Repair Kit with Jewelry Jump Rings Lobster Clasps Jewelry Pliers Brass Jump Ring Opener Tweezers Elastic Line Black Waxed Necklace Cord for Necklace Jewelry Making • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Selizo 100Pcs Necklace Cord for Jewelry Making, Black Waxed Necklace Cord String for Jewelry Necklace Bracelet Making Supplies • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Modern Calligraphy for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide and Workbook for Lettering Fun • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Caydo 2 Pieces 2 Colors Linen Needlework Fabric for Garment Craft, 62 by 19 Inch • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lettering and Modern Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide: Learn Hand Lettering and Brush Lettering • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
320 FT Jewelry Cord, Elastic Bracelet Rope Crystal Beading Cords, Transparent and Shiny Elastic Beaded Line, Can Easily Pass Through Beaded Jewelry, Suitable for DIY Jewelry Making, Bracelet Making • Amazon Business $6.09 1 $6.09
COMIART 10pcs Wooden Polymer Clay Pottery Play Dough Modeling Tools • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12

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