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Mrs. Drake from Hampden ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kites of Change

Help me give my students Kite making supplies so that we can build community between middle level and high school students while joining together with a shared vision for our future.

  • $437 goal

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My Students

Students at my school are just as varied as you might expect for a school of 800 students. However what I have noticed is that they are as a rule respectful, kind and considerate to each other and their teachers. They are inclusive so that no matter how unique and different someone is they always have a place at the table. Foreign exchange students are embraced and celebrated for their culture, musicians are celebrated for musicial talents and athletes are cheered for their abilities. Really everyone at our school readily interacts with each other and does so in a kind way. An example is how our students received a national award for our unified basketball program which is all about supporting each other. There is always some kind of fundraiser happening to help those less fortunate and it is always done with enthusiasm and commitment. Another example is this past fall when there was an international walk out day for climate change awareness. Our students worked with faculty to come up with an event that satisfied their need to peacefully protest at the same time it complied with the needs of the school to have students engaged in learning.

My Project

This project is about building community by emphasizing common goals and dreams for our future. April 22, 2020 is earth day and the day we would like this event to take place. By collaborating with art teachers at the middle and high school level we hope to ease the transition of 8th grade students to high school through peer mentorship over a shared goal. The shared goal is stewardship of the planet, by building the kites they will learn about the aerodynmics of flight. By designing the kites with images and text about their hopes for the future they will committ themselves to the changes needed to bring about such a future.

The idea for this Earth day event is to bring students together to fly the kites.

We will also have other related activities such as printmaking or learning about wellness and climate change.

Mrs. Drake
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gonbo Kite DIY Kite Kit (10 pk) • Kites in the Sky $60.00 5 $300.00

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