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Ms. Barnes from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM and Paper Making Creative Center

Help me give my students a paper making experience. We will make paper for collage projects and learn about recycling at the same time. I am also including some engineering building manipulatives to create steam centers.

  • $997 goal

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My Students

I am returning to this school after teaching somewhere else for a year. I feel like I am coming home, as I know most of the students and I am familiar with the school structure. I am going to provide these students with consistent creative learning experiences to strengthen their creative problem solving skills.

My students live in an impoverished community.

Gang activity is high and these students have many challenges to face at very young ages. I want to inspire my students to rise above these challenges, to meet or exceed any expectation of anything less than success.

My Project

My students will learn about paper making as an art form from recycle paper. We will learn how to make paper and encorporate paper into collage and paintings. The grant includes two molds and a paper press as well as other paper making supplies. We will learn a new art form as we learn about recycling.

My grant includes engineering building manipulatives.

These building manipulatives will teach students to make something from nothing. through creative play, students will work together to build with gears, shapes and colors. My students will use their creative problem solving skills as they make and build together.

Ms. Barnes
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER PRESS ARNOLD GRUMMERS 11X14 IN • School Specialty $302.95 1 $302.95
INCASTRO - 500 PIECES • School Specialty $118.35 1 $118.35
PLAYSTIX SUPER SET OF 400 • School Specialty $72.91 1 $72.91
PAPERMAKING POUR HAND MOLD MEDIUM • School Specialty $28.68 2 $57.36
GEARS GEARS GEARS MACHINES IN MOTION • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
ACTION-STACKER BIG BUILDER SET OF 125 • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
ACTION-STACKER BIG BUILDER SET OF 125 • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
GEARS GEARS GEARS CASTLE GEARS • School Specialty $17.96 1 $17.96

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