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Ms. Szakal from Henrico VA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation STEAMpunk!

My students need contact paper, bulletin board paper, lighting, and decor.

  • $395 goal

This project expired on November 2, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Despite language barriers and experiences, they are always ready to learn and to broaden their skill sets. We are a tiny school in an urban area, where it's often difficult to find funding for the things that will really take our students' learning to new heights.

Our community wants to see our students learn and grow and to give them as many opportunities as possible to gain new experiences to explore science and technology and to truly develop twenty-first-century skills.

My Project

Our district is rolling out new STEAM classrooms over the next three years. In the fall, I will begin my new role as a K-5 STEAM teacher. This means a new school, new classroom, new curriculum, and new students. I am incredibly excited about helping to pioneer this new program and creating a truly exceptional experience for my students.

I want my students to walk into my classroom and have an experience each and every time.

I'll be creating hands-on engaging lessons that promote problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. In addition to creating these amazing learning activities, I also want to transform an ordinary classroom into an inspirational space. By using more neutral colors to cover the bulletin boards and empty spaces with the brick, and wood contact and bulletin board paper, the classroom will be transformed into a warm, thematic, and inspirational space. The table lamps will allow soft lighting instead of the harsh fluorescent lights in the classroom, and keep with the overall theme of the Steampunk design. Softer lighting provides a more calming environment where students will be able to stay more focused and on-task.

Creating an environment that is art and industry inspired will truly give students the feeling of a real "maker's space." The neutral colors and metals will help to create a warm space for students in all grade levels. Often times, classrooms are "bright and cheery," and can be overstimulating to students. Using a more neutral theme is more conducive for student learning and focus.

Ms. Szakal
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peel & Stick Brick Pattern Contact Paper [DBS-12 : 60cm(1.96 ft) X 300cm(9.84 ft)] Self-Adhesive Multipurpose Shelf Liner • Amazon Business $21.95 4 $87.80
Pacon Fadeless Designs Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Weathered Wood (56515) • Amazon Business $17.69 2 $35.38
Poster used look – wall picture decoration Globe Continents Atlas World Map Earth Geography retro old school vintage map | Wallposter Photoposter wall mural wall decor by GREAT ART • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Galvanized Better than Paper bulletin board roll • Teacher Created Resources $14.99 2 $29.98
HAITRAL Desk Lamp Wooden Industrial Table Lamp for Office, Bedroom, Living room • Amazon Business $23.59 1 $23.59
Injuicy Lighting Loft Vintage Industrial Wrought Iron Metal E27 Edison Steampunk Table Lights Retro Water Pipe Desk Accent Lamps for Cafe Bar Bedside Bedrooms Decoration with Switch • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Home Sweet Classroom Wall Decor Bulletin Board Display Set • Teacher Created Resources $12.99 1 $12.99
Kloud City 7'' Round Antique Silver Color Suspensible Gear for Home, Wall , Bar Decoration Decor • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
WINOMO 24cm Vintage Steampunk Gear Wheel Home Bar Art Craft Wall Decoration Hexagon Decor • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Home Sweet Classroom Bold Block 4" Letters Combo Pack • Teacher Created Resources $9.99 1 $9.99
Painted Wood Bold Block 4" Letters Combo Pack • Teacher Created Resources $9.99 1 $9.99
Corrugated Metal Straight Border Trim • Teacher Created Resources $3.99 2 $7.98
Home Sweet Classroom Today Chart • Teacher Created Resources $2.99 1 $2.99

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