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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Mr. Franz from Lucerne Vly. CA is requesting materials related to food, clothing & hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Stapler Pin Work Spaces and Shadow Puppet Paper Linkages

Help me give my students cork roll and brads for modular paper structures.

  • $497 goal

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This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I serve the middle school students learning visual art in San Bernardino county. Three-fourths of our students are economically disadvantaged. We have our own counter-culture and feel to our community. The grunge desert road led to a quarry that set the backdrop on our inland plateau behind Southern California's sixty-five hundred foot Bernardino mountain range art.

Students who struggle to participate in central tabletop craft and desk routines find their classroom connection to novel crafts like STEM toys, plastic maker printers, and rubber casting.

Art is the base station from which we deploy our exploration starting from paint, paper, and pencil, advancing beyond the ecosystem of self, social, environmental, and technical expression.

My Project

We are making the rounds surveying every art project known to public school. We need to enjoy modular shadow puppet design next. All we need is copious amounts of brads to pair with our paper thickening laminated model parts and hole punchers we received previously. I love when students bash together different models to make dragons with barbie doll accessories or half zebra half mermaid with posable chicken wings.

We can also make rudimentary kinematic structures like a pantograph and grabbing claws if we reinforce the paper with lamination and perhaps thin popsicle sticks: accomplishing another hybrid science gesture art project.

Our class collection of staplers has gotten us two or three lessons so far. I though of how we could use staplers like open neck tools and we need a backing material like cork to form the designs leaving the teeth to poke harmlessly through the cork backing board. Then we can peel the paper off and laminate the papers to hide all the sharp staples. We might discover a new textural treatment but at the very least we will make a further dent in the supply of 1/4 million staples we got from previous donations.

Mr. Franz
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flipside Cork Roll, 4' x 12', 6mm Thick, FLP38007 • $105.29 2 $210.58
Officemate Round Head Fasteners, Gold, 100/Box (99814) • $3.59 40 $143.60

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