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Mrs. Cohen from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Students Design an Amazing S.T.E.A.M. Carnival!

My students need materials like face painting kit, cotton candy machine, and water balloons to design the most amazing S.T.E.A.M. carnival!

  • $487 goal

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My Students

Our school is a very unique and diverse school where students want to learn and grow.

They imagine worlds both alike and different from their own, they construct objects out of any resources they can manipulate with their small hands, and they see opportunity for creation even when adults cannot.

Our students and their families come from all over the world especially Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. They are an enthusiastic, energetic, diverse group with a hunger for learning and an unbridled capacity for creativity when provided with tools and materials they can access. Our teachers and families are working hard together daily to support students in developing their mathematical and spatial reasoning skills, as well as harnessing their creative energy to help develop their intellectual abilities. Our students naturally connect reading, writing, math, social studies, art, and science together, but we need more high quality, creative materials and experiences to allow them to connect all of those subject matters in a comprehensive way while reaching the Common Core and Next Generation State Standards.

We have a 75% free and reduced lunch population and a 36% ELL population.

My Project

Our sixth graders have chosen to take on the challenge of the school carnival this year. They will be planning, designing, and leading the entire school and surrounding community through an afternoon of learning, playing, and exploration. While we received many donations for the building supplies required for their games, the students have requested many materials that we cannot make ourselves due to lack of time and/or money. All 75 sixth graders have learned about comparative shopping and the choices listed on this project were chosen and defended by the students themselves.

The donations of these materials will ensure a fun-filled, learning opportunity for our students and their families as they discover how these carnival games and activities can be explained through S.T.E.A.M.

(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

Our students specifically requested the candy to fill their homemade probability piñata game, the cotton candy machine because according to their calculations -it will maximize profit potential, the inflatable football goals for a physics game on force and gravity, the balloon animals and face paint for an artistic touch to the carnival, the water balloon launcher as an integral part to the Angry Birds Launcher, the bumper boppers for a safe wrestling game, and the photo booth props to support the scenery our kids will paint for great memories!

Mrs. Cohen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of 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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amy & Benton 120PCS Prize Box Toys for Classroom Pinata Filler Toys for Kids Birthday Party Assorted Carnival Prizes for Boys and Girls Treasure Chest/Box Prizes for Teacher • Amazon Business $18.49 3 $55.47
Sparta Art - Face Paint Kit for Kids | Party Pack: Glitter, 20 Stencils and 3 brushes - Water Based Painting Set | 12 Color Mega Palette Face and Body Paint Kit for Children | Non- Toxic FDA Approved • Amazon Business $16.90 3 $50.70
The Candery Cotton Candy Machine - Bright, Colorful Style- Makes Hard Candy, Sugar Free Candy, Sugar Floss, Homemade Sweets for Birthday Parties - Includes 10 Candy Cones & Scooper • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Big Time Toys Sumo Bumper Bopper • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Pioneer Balloon Company 260Q Tropical Latex Balloons, Assortment • Amazon Business $9.49 3 $28.47
The Candery Cotton Candy Floss Sugar (2-Pack) Includes 100 Premium Cones | Raspberry Blue and Strawberry | Plastic, Reusable Jars | Easy Pour Spout or Scoop | Includes Scooper | 3 LBS Jars • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Water Balloon Launcher, TiMi Tree Heavy Duty Water Balloon Cannon / Slingshot / Catapult Fun Adults Water Toy Pack, 3 Person Giant Angry Birds Outdoor Summer Beach US Games, 500 Balloons & Carry Case • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pyramid Group Inflatable Football Goal Post 54 inch Height With Inflatable Ball • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Snazaroo Face Paint Ultimate Party Pack • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Cotton Candy Express Cones- 100 Pack, White | Cotton Candy Cones | For Commercial or Household Use | Disposable Paper Cones for Homemade Cotton Candy • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Joyin Toy 24 Colors Face Paint Safe & Non-Toxic Face and Body Crayons (Large Size 3í) Ultimate Party Pack including 6 METALLIC Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Joyin Toy B01F3288OE Photo Booth Props 66 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
144 Washable Plastic Beer Pong Balls 1 Gross • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78

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