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Mrs. L. from Dalton GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace: Using Silhouettes with Students

My students need a Silhouette Cameo and accessories to help create a Makerspace for our classroom and FCCLA club.

  • $940 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our high school serves students in grades 9-12. We qualify for Title 1 funding, which allows our school to better provide for the students. The funding is used for much-needed tools and resources.

We feature a non-traditional, small-school setting with student-specific learning opportunities and a focus on project-based learning.

The small-school environment and engaging learning plans for students are designed to immerse students in authentic work that interests the student, provide real-world experiences, and allow students to improve 21st Century skills. We offer an exciting, non-traditional approach to help students fulfill state graduation requirements in a four-year time frame.

My Project

A Silhouette Cameo, heat press, and vinyl will help create a Makerspace. Students will be able to create school t-shirts, stickers, and decals to help promote school spirit.

Makerspace is a new method of teaching students in a space where they can get hands-on experience working with concepts they recently learned.

The point of the space is to make, create, and invent new things. There are many advantages to giving students a place to apply concepts, and those benefits are true for all areas and fields of study.

A Makerspace offers something that traditional classes lack. Shop classes and home economics always included an element very similar to a Makerspace and while students may not have performed correctly, it was much easier to understand concepts and how to apply them. Makerspaces take this tool and move it into traditional classes to give students a tactile and kinesthetic experience that shows them how and why a concept works. As the students work through a particular problem, they are encouraged to come up new and innovative ideas. Ultimately, this helps them to understand better and apply what they have learned.

Mrs. L.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters 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 100 students.

29 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
F2C® Pro 5 in 1 Swing-away Digital Transfer Sublimation Heat Press Machine Hat/Mug/Plate/Cap/T-shirt Multifunction New Black(5 in 1) • Amazon Business $288.99 1 $288.99
Silhouette Cameo 3 Limited Black Edition Bluetooth Starter Bundle with 26 Oracal 651 Sheets, Transfer Paper, Guide, Class, 24 Sketch Pens (24 sheets) • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
ThermoFlex Plus 15" x 10' Roll White Heat Transfer Vinyl • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
ThermoFlex Plus 15" x 10' Roll Red Heat Transfer Vinyl • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
ThermoFlex Plus 15" x 10' Roll Black Heat Transfer Vinyl • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Silhouette Hook • Amazon Business $4.96 5 $24.80
5 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheet for Heat Press Transfer Sheet Non Stick 16 x 24" Heat Resistant Craft Mat • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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