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Mrs. Jensen from Chugiak AK is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nov. 30th 7.0 Earthquake!!!

Help me give my students the supplies they need to have a successful second semester, like paper, pencils, art paste, brushes, etc.

  • $2,398 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

They are kind, generous, thoughtful, spirited, smart and love learning.

During the earthquake my students remained calm and collected.

Each and every student listened and stayed calm, doing what they have practiced once a month for years. As things were falling out of cabinets, off tables and counters they still remained calm.

Once we evacuated into the 20 degree cold, students were sharing blankets, coats, sweatshirts, scarves, gloves, and cell phones. Even outside, they still remained calm as they contacted loved ones to make sure they were ok and to let them know they were ok as well. We were outside for more than three hours, dealing with aftershocks and waiting for parents to come and pick them up.

Through it all they stayed calm and helped each other giving what was needed- blankets to cell phones to hugs.

My Project

I am an Art and FACS teacher in Eagle River, Alaska. When the 7.0 earthquake hit on 11/30/18 I had students in class and ready to start the day. Instead, we were forced to duck and cover and then evacuate where we waited outside for over three hours in 20 degree weather. Since that day, I was allowed to enter into my building twice for necessary items and personal belongings, assuming I would be able to go back and grab everything at a later date.

We have had thousands of aftershocks (even as I type this we had a 5.0!) resulting in more damage to the building making it inaccessible.

I left behind 20+ years of unit plans, lesson plans, books, videos, handouts, worksheets, examples, supplies and materials for second semester. The paper, pencils, art paste, brushes, etc. will help the students have a class where they will be free to create and learn for a semester.

My school has been relocated to another high school where I am sharing the Art room and Culinary room. Although I have a space, I do not have any teaching supplies/materials to teach second semester.

These materials will help me teach Art and FACS and cultivate perseverance in the face of adversity. I spoke to my students about the Japanese pottery- Kintsugi. The Japanese take broken pottery and patch it back together using resin mixed with gold. The technique enhances and embraces the damage that was caused by showing the viewer the "scars." This is what I want to teach my students- that regardless of what happens in their life- they can put themselves together with beauty and show off their "scars."

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45 donors45 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 190 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20421-1009-Generals Kimberly Drawing Pencil Set - Assorted Hardness, Set of 10 • Blick Art Materials $6.33 40 $253.20
24003-1003-Elmers Art Paste - 2 oz • Blick Art Materials $3.12 75 $234.00
24149-1001-Blick Masking Tape - White, 1" x 60 yds • Blick Art Materials $2.64 50 $132.00
61466-1001-Creativity Street Big Box Pipe Cleaners - 12", Assorted Colors, Pkg of 150 • Blick Art Materials $5.91 20 $118.20
23604-1004-Standard Glue Gun Glue Sticks - 25 lb, 7/16" x 4" • Blick Art Materials $116.08 1 $116.08
20013-2509-Sakura Cray-Pas Junior Artist Oil Pastels - Assorted Colors, Set of 25 • Blick Art Materials $2.77 40 $110.80
33400-1435-Blick Sculpture Wire - 14-gauge, 350 ft Spool • Blick Art Materials $13.40 6 $80.40
23635-1010-Surebonder Safety Fuse Glue Gun - High Temperature • Blick Art Materials $3.59 20 $71.80
21218-1109-Crayola Classic Original Marker Set - Assorted Colors, Broad Tip, Set of 256 • Blick Art Materials $69.28 1 $69.28
09605-1005-Richeson Bulk Pack Watercolor Paper - 11" x 14", 88 lb, Pkg of 350 sheets • Blick Art Materials $65.64 1 $65.64
05170-0729-Blick Economy White Bristle Brush Class Pack - Bright, Classpack of 72 • Blick Art Materials $56.44 1 $56.44
00711-1039-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Mixing Color Set, Pack of 6 Colors, Pints • Blick Art Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
00711-1049-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
60406-0500-Creativity Street Jumbo Craft Sticks - Box of 500, Natural • Blick Art Materials $6.64 4 $26.56
00711-4668-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Chrome Orange, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 2 $24.56
00711-6508-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Violet, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 2 $24.56
13105-3142-Pacon Railroad Board - 22" x 28" x 6 Ply, Magenta • Blick Art Materials $0.68 35 $23.80
13105-4602-Pacon Railroad Board - 22" x 28" x 6 Ply, Orange • Blick Art Materials $0.68 35 $23.80
61146-1000-Creativity Street Craft Stems - Multicultural Colors, Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $1.85 10 $18.50
11420-1006-Blick Economy Construction Paper - 12" x 18", Assorted, 50 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.54 6 $15.24
10203-1107-Blick Economy Buff Manila Drawing Papers - 12" x 18", 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $13.03 1 $13.03
00711-8078-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Raw Umber, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-3048-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Magenta, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-3118-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Fire Red, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-8048-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Burnt Sienna, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-7068-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Phthalo Green, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-5238-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Ultramarine Blue, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-5148-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Phthalo Blue, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
00711-4158-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Chrome Yellow, Half Gallon • Blick Art Materials $12.28 1 $12.28
10209-1033-Blick Sulphite Drawing Papers - 9" x 12", White, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $11.10 1 $11.10
61495-1001-Craft Button Assortment - Assorted Colors, Sizes, and Styles, 1 lb • Blick Art Materials $3.96 2 $7.92
60950-0000-Pom Pon Assortment - Assorted Colors and Sizes, Classroom Pack of 300 • Blick Art Materials $7.00 1 $7.00
10203-1103-Blick Economy Buff Manila Drawing Papers - 9" x 12", 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $6.64 1 $6.64

Materials cost

$1,701.55

Vendor shipping charges

$255.23

State sales tax

$25.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$25.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,037.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.62

Total project goal

$2,397.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,397.44

40 Donors

-$2,329.67

Donations toward project cost

-$2,037.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$291.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$67.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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