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Mrs. Kennard from Pleasant Plains AR is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Powering Collaboration with Hot Air Balloons

My students need paper lanterns and craft supplies to design a hot air balloon using the Planning Process.

  • $242 goal

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My Students

My students are from a small community with high expectations but limited resources. Students are expected to look beyond the classroom and into the world to develop solutions to everyday problems. Students take on this challenge with rigor and purpose developing projects that address issues in their families, communities, state, and nation. They are the solution seekers of the future and deserve all the support they can get.

I endeavor to make learning experiences in the classroom both enjoyable and memorable.

By providing students with the opportunity to take their learning beyond the classroom, developing partnerships with community stakeholders, I can provide the best learning environment possible. Such experiences not only improve the livelihood of the students themselves, but also improve their families and the community in which they live.

My Project

My students will be completing a collaborative project to develop a campaign recruiting members for our student led organization, FCCLA. FCCLA is an national organization ingrained into the curriculum of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will be using the FCCLA planning process, similar to the Engineering Design Process, to design a hot air balloon symbolizing the benefits of membership.

By utilizing the Planning Process, students will begin to form teams that thrive on critical thinking and innovation.

As an introduction to classroom procedures and expectations, this project will invite students to think beyond their limitations. I hope to inspire them to fly high, and to take their learning beyond the classroom.

Mrs. Kennard
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Selizo 25 Packs White Paper Lanterns with Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $21.59 2 $43.18
Genuine Joe GJO58550 Hot/Cold Foam Cup, 8-Ounce Capacity, White (Carton of 1000) • Amazon Business $35.42 1 $35.42
Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11202 Gloss Finish • Amazon Business $6.97 4 $27.88
Artlicious - 40 Paint Brush Super Pack - Great with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
BakeBaking GHRD Satin Ribbons, 12 Rainbow Assortment Rolls Variety Pack For Gifts Wrap Craft Fabric Wedding Decorations, Fashion Collection Glow, Assorted Solid Bright Colors • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
School Specialty 247228 Craft Button Assortment, 1 lb, Assorted Sizes/Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
20 Different Sheets Kids Sticker pack, 3D Puffy Stickers 1500+, Bulk Pack for Toddlers, Great Gift Idea For Children's Day, Including Animals, Numbers, Stars, Cakes, Letters And More • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
ROYLCO INC. R15203 Decorative Hues Paper (Pack of 192) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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