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Mrs. Matthews from Hartford CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Student Center Final Details

Help me give my students some finishing touches on our new Student Center!

  • $2,040 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from many different countries across the globe. They speak multiple languages and have some incredible life stories that I love to listen to as I learn about each of them. Their experiences are both incredible and harrowing, and yet we all come together in the same classroom to find comfort, education, a positive environment, and unique learning experience.

What makes these students so special, is that they all have something to teach each other, and they always have something to teach me.

Each year, I learn a great deal about my students and about the experiences they've had and the places they've been. In a world where new technology and traditional education is always at our fingertips, it's meaningful for me as a teacher to expose my students to special opportunities, unique trips, and a comfortable setting where learning is evident and expected, and all students will remain engaged so that we can try new things and always remain successful. I hope to engage disengaged students by giving them reasons to come to school and get excited about learning!

My Project

This project is one of our culminating projects to complete our new Student Center! We are in need of some more flexible seating, and organizing shelves with bins. In order to excite our students, we need some more art supplies that support their hobbies and talents. Many of our students are so artistic and talented, but get very little time during the day to display these skills. It would also help students to have more young adult books by diverse authors with diverse characters, and multiple basic supplies for the room including poster board, photo paper, and a mini projector. Snacks are helpful for everyone and an added bonus to any student staying after school in the Student Center.

All of the materials within the Student Center will be used to excite students about school and support them in an after school program.

It will also engage them in their learning, encourage and help them to complete their school work, and hopefully increase their success and love for learning, turning some of our disengaged students into engaged and hard working students!

The majority of our students are chronically absent. Part of the reason for that is that they don't have positive relationships with peers or teachers in the building. The goal with this Student Center is to create a safe and comfortable place where students can build upon those relationships and want to come back to school. We also want students to be themselves, engage in their own personal interests, and still stay on-track in their classes.

Mrs. Matthews
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Nursing Academy
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AAXA P300 Neo Pico/Micro LED Projector with 2.5 Hour Battery Life, Native HD 720p Resolution, Built-in Media Player, HDMI/Mini VGA/USB/microSD Inputs, 30k Hour LED, Business&Home Use, 420 Lumens • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
DHP 6-inch Coil Futon Couch Mattress with CertiPUR-US certified foam, Full Size - Black • Amazon Business $188.46 1 $188.46
Artist's Choice Sketch Pad,75 sheets, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $13.99 10 $139.90
DHP 2261659 Aiden Metal Futon Frame Full Blue • Amazon Business $102.37 1 $102.37
8-Cube Organizer Shelf 11" - Room Essentials™, White • Target $39.99 2 $79.98
School Smart Railroad Board, 22 x 28 Inches, 6-Ply, White, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $12.46 5 $62.30
Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You • Amazon Business $15.40 4 $61.60
Royexe - Storage Cubes - (Set of 8) Storage Baskets | Features Dual Handles & 10 Label Window Cards | Cube Storage Bins | Foldable Fabric Closet Shelf Organizer | Drawer Organizers and Storage (Blue) • Amazon Business $26.99 2 $53.98
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Cuentos de buenas noches para niñas rebeldes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.86 4 $39.44
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint Tube 48-Piece Set • Amazon Business $36.00 1 $36.00
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 9"X12" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film Value Pack - (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures)(Package may vary) • Amazon Business $35.40 1 $35.40
Paint Pens for Rock Painting, Ceramic, Porcelain, Glass, Wood, Fabric, Canvas. Set of 12 Acrylic Paint Markers Medium Tip • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $16.80 2 $33.60
Toy Cubby Stress Free Soft Squeeze Ball - 25 pcs • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.19 3 $30.57
ProSource Puzzle Solid Foam Play Mat for Kids - 36 tiles with edges • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Pepperidge Farm, Goldfish, Crackers, Classic Mix, 29 oz, Variety Pack, Box, Snack Packs, Pack Of 30 • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94
SHOUT • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
We Set the Dark on Fire • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Home and Away • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 8"X10" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Internment • Amazon Business $10.54 2 $21.08
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $8.60 2 $17.20
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sincerely, • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Unteachables • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Black God's Drums • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
AmazonBasics HL-007306 High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
BOSOBO Paint Brushes Set, 2 Pack 20 Pcs Round Pointed Tip Paintbrushes Nylon Hair Artist Acrylic Paint Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor, Face Nail Art, Miniature Detailing & Rock Painting, Blue • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Speak • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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