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Mrs. Kauleinamoku from Honolulu HI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Increasing Interest in Colleges with Hand-Designed Banners and Pennants

My students need markers, colored pencils, fadeless paper, and glue to create college pennants, posters, and banners.

  • $325 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have the head and heart to make it through most any obstacle they face. Not only are they middle schoolers, dealing with friendships and family challenges, but our students are part of a priority school, where virtually all of them the receive free and reduced lunch, many of them living in poverty, dealing with all of the challenges related to it.

As a teacher of AVID classes, I teach my students strategies to not only enhance their learning, but also to enhance their way of thinking and way of life.

I hope that what I emphasize to them during the school day can transfer over to how they deal with challenges they will face outside of the school. If they can do this successfully, I hope that it can make their lives productive and happier.

My Project

Our AVID and College for Every Student (CFES) Brilliant Pathways programs are always trying to increase our middle school students' interest in college. For the past several years I have had students research various colleges, including smaller, specialized, and local colleges (rather than just the larger more famous ones).

For this project student will create banners and pennants featuring colleges and place them in every classroom in our school.

We do this for our college week as well as one more time during the year. Both students and adults are very interested to see the types of pennants that are created, as well as the school information that is displayed along with each of the schools' logos. I definitely feel that this project is worthwhile for our students to do. The supplies in this proposal will be enough for our classes to do them 4 times over the next 2 years, allowing hundreds of students and teachers to see, appreciate, and learn from the final products.

Some of the items that I am requesting in this project are difficult for us to find locally such as the specialized paper and felt. In previous years we had to make our pennants and banners with inferior materials because we ran out of supplies. Going through DonorsChoose could really help to make this project go the way that it was intended to. The fadeless paper is the correct size and thickness for this project and I can't find this brand locally. The felt is also the correct thickness that I need. I've requested glue and a glue gun to put everything together. Finally, the markers and pencils are necessary to create our colorful banners.

Mrs. Kauleinamoku
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
40 pcs, 12x12" and 0.76mm thick Felt Squares Sheets Fabric in Assorted Color for DIY Craft Patchworks Sewing • Amazon Business $15.80 3 $47.40
Pacon Assorted Fadeless(R) Sheets, 12" x 18", Pack Of 60 • Amazon Business $8.62 4 $34.48
Prismacolor MAIN-87676 Scholar Colored Pencils, 60-Count • Amazon Business $14.50 2 $29.00
Sharpie 1926406 Special Edition 23 Piece Permanent Marker Pack (1909897) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
AdTech Multi-Temp Mini-Size Glue Sticks for Crafting, DIY, and Home Repair | 30-Count | Item #220-34ZIP30 (America’s most popular hot melt glue stick! AdTech’s Multi-Temp formula is trusted by crafters and DIYers more than any other glue stick. Use this multi-temp formula in your high or low-temp glue gun and expect superior results!) • Amazon Business $5.62 4 $22.48
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $18.21 1 $18.21
Sharpie 1949557 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Sharpie 1810704 Permanent Markers, Brush Tip, Assorted, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Sharpie Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12 Count • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
AdTech Lo-Temp Mini Glue Gun | Low Temp Compact Tool for Crafting, School Projects and DIY | Item#0450 • Amazon Business $3.28 2 $6.56

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