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  • $4,876 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Monroe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Sculpt!

My students need a new kiln because our current kiln cannot maintain a temperature and heats unevenly.

My Students

My students come from all walks of life. Even though many of them come from high poverty backgrounds, they come in with a smile. I have a diverse group of students, who come together as a classroom family every day. I am pleasantly surprised how much they care for each other as well are other citizens in our community.

A few shining examples of student led projects include: a school wide kid to kid coat drive, trick or treat for UNICEF, and raising money for the Heifer International organization.

Students thought of these projects on their own through the inquiry based International Baccalaureate units.

These globally minded citizens are still kids, they enjoy learning through games an other hands on experiences. I want to keep them engaged in school. The more positive experiences I can provide, the more kids come to school to be a part of the community. Please help me support them as they support others.

My Project

At the present time we cannot do clay art successfully at our school. Our current kiln is so old it will not hold temperature and heats the projects unevenly. Often about half of a class ends up with a ruined project by the end of firing. This can be very disheartening to elementary students.

As parents, we treasure these small pieces of artwork that our children give us.

My students do not have the opportunity that so many of us remember doing as children. I cannot give them the experience of clay without the fear of an many ruined clay projects.

I plan to incorporate the kiln into many international baccalaureate inquiry units. Students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of of our Transdisciplinary Themes by creating three dimensional art.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
30117-0900 - Skutt KM Series Kilnmaster Automatic Kiln - KM-1227-3, Cone 8, 240V, 1P, 48A • Blick Art Materials $3,505.00 1 $3,505.00
surcharge • Blick Art Materials $185.00 1 $185.00

Materials cost

$3,690.00

Vendor shipping charges

$369.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$55.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$4,144.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$731.36

Total project goal

$4,875.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,875.71

7 Donors

-$4,875.18

Donations toward project cost

-$4,144.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$730.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 750 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Ripple and 6 other donors.

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