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Mrs. Waelty from Sonora CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spread Some Holiday Cheer!

Help me give my students candle making supplies so they can create holiday gifts for their families.

  • $355 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

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My Students

I teach fifth grade at a K-8 elementary school in the Sierra Nevada foothills. My students are growing up together in a small, tight-knit community school. I have diverse learning needs throughout my classroom but all of my students are eager, enthusiastic and innovative despite our low socioeconomic and Title I status. They are enjoying collaborative, hands-on projects and working together to accomplish a goal.

This is my first year teaching fifth grade.

I'm excited to have students participate in their growth and education throughout the year.

My Project

My students love creating, especially for others. That is why this holiday season, they will be making candles as holiday gifts for their families.

It is very rewarding to give to others during the holidays.

My students need a hot plate, wax, wicks, tins and oils to create these gifts. This is a great opportunity to teach my students about how to think about others and to give to people that love them unconditionally.

The students will be part of the candle making process from beginning to end. The hot plates will be used to melt the wax, the wicks will be placed in the tins with the glue gun and the oils will be used to create a holiday scent.

I am also requesting cocoa, chocolate chips and marshmallows for our holiday party before our school break.

Mrs. Waelty
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Secura 9100MC 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
CandleScience 12 Piece Small Candle Tin, 4 oz • Amazon Business $15.29 3 $45.87
The Candlemaker's Store Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag • Amazon Business $26.05 1 $26.05
Chandler Tool Large Glue Gun - 60 Watt - Hot Glue Sticks & Patented Base Stand Included • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Miniature Dark Chocolate Chips, 2 LBS (68% Cacao) by Gerbs - Top 12 Food Allergen Free & NON GMO - Product of Canada • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EricX Light 8 inch Candle Wick with Candle Wick Stickers and Candle Wick Centering Device,60 pcs, Low Smoke&Natural, for Candle Making • Amazon Business $6.65 2 $13.30
CandleScience Candle Making Pitcher, Small • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Kraft Jet-puffed Mallow Bits Vanilla Flavor Marshmallows, 3 OZ Bottles (Pack Of 3) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Artizen Peppermint Essential Oil (100% PURE & NATURAL - UNDILUTED) Therapeutic Grade - Huge 1oz Bottle - Perfect for Aromatherapy, Relaxation, Repel Mice & Pests, & More! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ghirardelli Chocolate Unsweetened Cocoa Pouch, 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $4.19 2 $8.38
Natural Cotton Bakers Twine, Red and White Packing String, Durable Rope for Gardening, Decoration, Tying Cake and Pastry Boxes, Silverware, DIY Crafts & Gift Wrapping, for Art and Crafts • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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