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Ms. P. from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make a Great Book

My students need a Cricut die-cut machine, with 2 cutting mats and 3 sets of cartridges.

  • $639 goal

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I teach 5th grade bilingual students. We are a large urban school with over 600 students, 95% of whom are of Hispanic origin. Our students' parents have come to the United States to make a better life for their families. We are a neighborhood school in a Hispanic community. The neighborhood thrives with working families, local restaurants, shops, and service centers. It is a bustling but conservative area. The neighborhood streets are alive with remodeled homes in warm southwestern colors and textures. On December 26, 2007, our school sustained substantial damage due to an accidental fire. Every book, pencil, piece of paper, computer, desk and chair were destroyed by the fire or suffered smoke damage to the point of being unusable.

Test results at our school indicate that writing remains to be a challenge to our students. Their experiences and language is limited so high impact writing lessons are a must. The need for exciting, colorful and creative materials will excite even the most reluctant writer.

The Cricut Expressions is the perfect solution. It will be used to create posters, reports, creative writing, autobiographies, collages, personal letters, diaries, journals and even activities I haven't thought of yet.

Please help the children. They deserve so much more than life has given them. 17 children attended my summer school class to improve their reading, writing and math skills. Their enthusiasm for education is infectious and I do want to make a difference in their lives. They are worth the effort.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut(TM) Die-Cut Cartridge, 50 States • Office Depot Inc. $45.00 1 $45.00
Cricut(TM) Die-Cut Cartridge, An Ocean Of Words • Office Depot Inc. $85.49 1 $85.49
Cricut(TM) Expression Die-Cut Machine • Office Depot Inc. $250.00 1 $250.00
Cricut(TM) Die-Cut Cartridge, Speaking Of School • Office Depot Inc. $45.00 1 $45.00
Cricut(TM) Cutting Mat, 12 x 12, Pack Of 2 • Office Depot Inc. $18.00 2 $36.00

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