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Ms. Townsend from High Ridge MO is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoebox Room

Help me give my students the means to use these materials, craft sticks for creating furniture, paper for walls, pom poms for lights, pillows, etc., and glue to put it all together, to create something of their own.

  • $321 goal

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My Students

My students enjoy creating their room design. They are very excited to make the room the way they want and not what their parents want. The students use their creative skills to make furniture for the room, as well as windows, doors, curtains, pictures, lights, and all the required items for their grade.

The students are very good at improvising, thinking on their own, about what they need and how to make it work with the supplies given to them.

100% of my students do this project, and by the due date! The students are very helpful to one another when asked to help a peer, clean up, or straighten supplies. They want to be successful and help others to be successful too. I wasn't able to take pictures as the students worked, but I have a picture of four of the finished products.

My Project

Our Interior Design Unit will allow students to use these materials to create a "ROOM IN A BOX", basically a bedroom, but can be any room. The craft sticks have been used to construct furniture, doors, windows, dressers, tables, etc. The printed paper is used for wallpaper, flooring, and whatever they think of to use it for. The pom poms, students have used for lights, pillows, bean bag chairs. They hot glue or glue everything together as well as to the shoe box. However, the students come up with their own ideas for these materials too.

This project brings out the creative side of the students and allows them think beyond their level.

Ms. Townsend
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
23602-1004-Glue Sticks for Mini-Trigger Guns - 5/16" x 4", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $5.64 10 $56.40
60406-0500-Creativity Street Jumbo Craft Sticks - Box of 500, Natural • Blick Art Materials $6.64 6 $39.84
28981-1100-Natural Wood Craft Sticks - Box of 1000 • Blick Art Materials $4.25 8 $34.00
60950-0000-Pom Pon Assortment - Assorted Colors and Sizes, Classroom Pack of 300 • Blick Art Materials $7.00 4 $28.00
12440-1001-Decorative Paper - Assorted, 1 lb, • Blick Art Materials $13.59 2 $27.18
23810-1109-Elmer''s Washable School Glue - 128 oz • Blick Art Materials $12.97 2 $25.94
12440-1005-Decorative Paper - Assorted, 1/2 lb • Blick Art Materials $8.79 2 $17.58

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