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Mrs. North from Mesa AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Students Be a CUT Above

My students need a Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, vinyl stickers and accessories.

  • $529 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom serves students who have a wide range of disabilities. They range from developmental disabilities and autism to auditory and visual disabilities. Many of our students have difficulties with socialization and verbalizing their wants and needs. Due to the nature of these disabilities, we NEVER have a typical day. We are always doing something fun and different.

My students, though they are special needs students, come to class each and every day with a willingness and desire to learn.

While our school is located in very low socioeconomic area, the students do not let their situation bring them down. They come in and count on me to teach them. Because of the location of the school and the disabilities that they have, each one of these students is batting an uphill battle. They each come to school with such a positive attitude despite the challenging hands that they have been dealt. We have a very close-knit school community, and everyone works together to ensure that everyone is taken care of.

My Project

Many of our students in our Applied Learning Program (self-contained) struggle every day with the ability to verbalize their wants, needs and feelings. Because of this, our students will sometime act out and exhibit unwanted behaviors. While we have been working hard to strengthen their social and communication skills and to decrease unwanted behaviors, many of our students will benefit from the use of visual schedules and other behavior management tools. These tools range from visual schedules using pictures of the next activity that they will be doing during the day to actual written words adhered to their desk or to the classroom white board to sensory centers in our sensory corner of the classroom, as well as token economy (sticker charts).

By having a Cricut machine, my students will be able to help create not only their own schedules, but also their own behavior management tools such as charts and scales.

We want to give them the opportunity to be a part of managing their behaviors and navigating new technologies. Letting the students help to personalize their behavior management tools (token economy charts, visual schedules, etc.) by choosing different colors and textures, and allowing the students to not only choose the theme and design the set up of the tools, my students will be much more willing and likely to follow their plans and reach their goals of being productive members of society.

Mrs. North
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle - Heat Transfer, Vinyl Pack, Tools Pens & Designs • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
Premium Permanent Self Adhesive Backed Vinyl Sheets - 55 Pack 12”x12” - by American Deluxe Vinyl Craft - Assorted Colors (Glossy, Matte, Brushed, Metallic) for Circut, Silhouette Cameo, Other Cutters • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
MiPremium PU Heat Transfer Vinyl, HTV Iron On Vinyl Starter Pack, Combo BUNDLE Kit Of Heat Press Vinyl in 12 Most Popular Colors, Easy Cut, Weed & Press PU Assorted Pack (PUx12) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x24", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll PU Neon Orange HTV 10"x5FT for T-Shirts • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x12", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Cricut 2003534 29-0002 Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18

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