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Ms. Williams from Winters CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn by Making!

My students need tools to assist them in creating with cardboard in our MakerSpace.

  • $251 goal

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My Students

I teach in rural northern California at two different elementary school campuses, a K-3rd school, and a 4th-5th grade school. Over sixty percent of our students are second language learners and 70% or more of our students live in poverty. I love coming to work each day because I know that we offer our students a safe and happy place where they can learn and have fun. I also know that our students are eager to learn and experience new things.

When students visit our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) lab, we focus on hands-on, engaging activities.

We might extract DNA, build bridges, study the parts of a plant, or create art. We also have a makerspace at each campus. This is a place where our students create, communicate, think critically, and collaborate. Students are able to design their own learning. Some students might be learning to sew, while others are building with LEGO bricks or blocks, working with wood, or painting. Our makerspace is a student favorite on both campuses.

My Project

Our students love the school MakerSpace. This is a place where they create, communicate, and collaborate on projects that interest them.

Our cardboard zone in the MakerSpace is a kid favorite!

Community members donate boxes and our students create. They make marble mazes, cars, playgrounds, puppet theaters, robots, cities... with the boxes. The only frustrating part is the cutting and attaching of various boxes. The cardboard cutters, and cardboard screws will help ease the frustration. The books might offer inspiration to an aspiring builder. With your help, our cardboard zone will be a frustration free area. An area where our students can communicate and collaborate to create beautiful structures!

Ms. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 500 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANARY Cardboard Scissors, Blue (PS-6500H) • Amazon Business $16.80 4 $67.20
Makedo Cardboard Construction Scru Expansion Pack XL, Includes 50 Reusable XL Scrus, Perfect for In-Classroom STEM Learning and At-Home Play for kids age 4+ • Amazon Business $12.50 4 $50.00
What To Do With a Box • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Not a Box • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Cardboard Box Book: Make Robots, Princess Castles, Cities, and More! • Amazon Business $8.53 1 $8.53
A Box Can Be Many Things (Rookie Readers) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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