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Mrs. Otto from Saint Paul MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Has Sprung!

Help me give my students arts and craft supplies for fun spring projects.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3rd grade. I love the transition my students make from primary to intermediate grades. They are figuring out how important school is and learning to be more independent! They also are perfectionists and go through tons of materials at this age.

My third graders come from diverse backgrounds and bring so much personality into the classroom.

Unfortunately, as most teachers know these days, the money for extras, let alone basics are just not there. My 3rd graders are grateful as am I for any outside support we receive through projects.

My Project

We are heading into a difficult stretch of the school year. There is a lot of groaning and moaning as we push forward and get ready for our spring testing. I want to have some fun projects lined up to help kids relieve some stress and get their creative energy going. We will use these art supplies, such as yarn, glue sticks, and markers to create some fun art projects to brighten our entryway. We end up inside a lot for recess in spring because our playground is slippery and often too wet to play on. I have some fun indoor fun projects planned that these materials will help us accomplish. School is hard work but also needs to be fun and creative.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mira Handcrafts 60 Yarn Skeins – Total of 1312 Yard Acrylic Yarn for Knitting and Crochet - Yarn Bag for Storage and 7 Ebooks Included with Each Pack • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Mira Handcrafts 60 Yarn Skeins – Total of 1312 Yard Acrylic Yarn for Knitting and Crochet - Yarn Bag for Storage and 7 Ebooks Included with Each Pack • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
BIC Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack, 0.5mm/0.7mm/0.9mm, 60-Count • Amazon Business $15.65 1 $15.65
Adorox (6 x 3.5 x 3.25, Assorted 24Pk) Large Lightweight Assorted Bright Rainbow Colors Cardboard Favor Boxes Treat Goody Bags Birthday Party Event Gift • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40 Classic Colors, Gift For Kids • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
TINYMILLS 24 Pcs Building Blocks Brick Multi Point Pencils • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fun Express 3 Roll Flower Stickers (300 Piece), 1.5" • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82

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