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Mrs. Smith from Homestead FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Ok Pre-K, Let's Get Creative With Cricut!

Help me give my students a Cricut Explore Air 2 and accessories to personalize and create visuals for my students with Special Needs.

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school located deep down in south Florida. Our school has over 700 students attending Pre-K to third grade. Over 95% of our school receives free or reduced-price lunch. Many of the students at my school have parents who are migrant workers who spend their days trying to make an honest living for their families by working hard in the fields.

The students in my classroom are Pre-K students with developmental disabilities.

Some are on the Autism Spectrum. Each child, despite whatever is going on in their personal lives at home, shows up to school eager to learn. Our school family treats each child as if they are our own flesh and blood.

My Project

These materials would make a big difference in my class because it will provide me with a faster way to make personalized items for my students with Special Needs. Many of my students have limited language and rely heavily on the use of visuals to communicate. I will also be able to use these materials as motivation for my students that will allow their creative juices to flow. Also, they can assist me with creating unique designs to beautify and properly label our learning space.

"Our definition of belonging for young children is a place where they feel comfortable enough to play without having to look over their shoulders seeking approval or dodging disapproval, to explore without fear, to redefine their space, to use materials to create a personal sense of order, patterns and structure" (by Anonymous).

A cricut machine for our class would have a positive impact on my students socially as well as emotionally because they would feel like they belong to something. They would take pride in their accomplishments which, in turn, would motivate them to continue to do more positive things. Lastly, we can use it to make flash cards and other learning tools that will help with pre-academic skills. These learning tools could be something that can be sent home to help parents reinforce the skills that we work on in the classroom. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK. Thank you for your support!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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 12 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle Iron On Vinyl Pack Tools Pen Design Beginner Guide • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99
Cricut 2006809 2, 12x10, Mint EasyPress • Amazon Business $191.27 1 $191.27
HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle: 25 Pack Assorted Colors 12"x10" Sheets, Iron On Vinyl for Cricut & Silhouette Cameo, BONUS Teflon for Heat Press Machine or Home Iron On DIY T-Shirts & Fabrics • Amazon Business $20.86 2 $41.72
Cricut Cutting Mat Variety 4 Pack , 12 in. x 12 in • Amazon Business $41.35 1 $41.35
Oracal 651 Popular Pack - Adhesive Craft Vinyl for Cricut, Silhouette, Cameo, Craft Cutters, Printers, and Decals ((63) Sheets) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
12 Pack of Oracal Glossy 12 Inches by 6 Feet Rolls • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl HTV - 13 Pack 12"x10" Iron On Vinyl for Cricut & Silhouette Cameo (Teflon Sheet Included), 9 Assorted Colors HTV Glitter Bundle of Heat Press Vinyl, Easy to Cut & Press • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Cricut 2004475 Easy Press EasyPress Mat 12"x12", 12x12-Inches, Gray • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
Cricut VINYL STRONG GRIP TRANSFER TAPE 12X48, 12x48-Inches, Clear • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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