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Mrs. Watrous from Central Sq NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through STEM!

My students need craft items such as paper plates, trays, cardstock, glue, pipe cleaners, toilet paper cores, masking tape, balloons, and ziplock bags to participate in a year full of STEM projects!

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a part of an Integrated Co-Teaching community which consists of regular education students as well as individuals with special education needs. We feel that creating a learning community for all of our learners is key! This wonderful group of students is blessed to have a regular education teacher and a special education teacher most of the day to support their instruction. Together we nurture, teach, and support all of the students. On a daily basis, we take advantage of small group instruction, student-centered learning, and inquiry-based exploration.

My students are inspired to learn and I am inspired to teach them!

Although they come from a variety of academic backgrounds and socioeconomic levels - in our classroom they come together as learners. Many of our students have never traveled out of our town and have very little exposure to the real world. We love to see their curiosity when it comes to new learning - especially in the areas of science and technology. We strongly believe that this type of learning will be important building blocks for their future in career and college readiness.

My Project

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the student learn. This year I am integrating the foundations of ELA with the New York State science standards. Throughout the year, I have STEM activities planned that will support the application of the ELA and science concepts into fun exploration. Some of the projects are creating catapults with Simply Art Wood Craft Picks and rubber bands, building towers of cards and straws, and constructing land and water vehicles with the Genpak 2WH Supermarket Tray and craft tubes.

My 75 students will have many opportunities to create, explore, construct and develop while learning in a safe classroom environment.

All of these materials will support the students in their journey through STEM learning. The problem solving, science inquiry, reading comprehension are just a few skills that will be with the students for a lifetime.

Mrs. Watrous
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nicole Home Collection 100 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 6-Inch, White • Amazon Business $7.33 3 $21.99
Genpak 2WH Supermarket Tray, Foam, White, 8-1/4x5-3/4, 125 Per Bag (Case of 4) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Pacon Card Stock, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, Colorful Assortment, 250 Sheets (101199) • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Elmer's E3860 Multi-Purpose Glue-All, 1 Gallon • Amazon Business $18.07 1 $18.07
Acerich 854-1027 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Craft Rolls, Toilet Paper Cores for Crafts, DIY Cardboard Tubes (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
TIANBO FIRST General Purpose Home and Office Masking Tape, 0.94-Inch x 60-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Bag of Balloons - 72 ct. Assorted Color Latex Balloons • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, Mega Pack, 150 ct (2 Pack, 75 ct) • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Round Wood Toothpicks, 4 Boxes of 800 Count • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Artlicious - 1000 Natural Wooden Food Grade Popsicle Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, Pack of 150, 6.5 x 5.875-Inch (16.5 cm x 14.9 cm) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Red Solo Cup Cold Plastic Party Cups 16 Ounce 100 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Cut-Rite Wax Paper by Reynolds 75 Sq.Ft - Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Hestya 12 Inch Long Bamboo Dowel Rods Craft Sticks for Craft Projects, 50 Pack • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Fun Central BC811 0.65 inch Marbles - 2packs of 100ct • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Simply Art Wood Craft Picks 750 ct. • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
600 PCS Lot Mix Color DIY Round Resin Buttons for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Stirring Straws for Coffee Cocktail Black Plastic Sipping Stirrers 5 Inches Long Drink Stir Sticks For Bars Cafes Restaurants Home Use (1000) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Plastic drinking disposable cocktail colored eco kids straws for soda juice coffee hot drinks and tea use for holiday birthday party bulk pack of 250 pcs • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Perfect Stix Cotton Balls M-500ct Medium Sized Cotton Balls (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Caydo 1200 Pieces 1cm Assorted Pom Poms for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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