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Mrs. Whitaker from Tucson AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Thumbs-up for Expressing Creativity in the Technology Lab

My students need an assortment of 20+ craft supplies to bring their projects in the technology lab to life through hands on creative culminating projects.

  • $521 goal

This project expired on February 14, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you remember a time when a teacher let you express your learning through a creative project, and how exciting that opportunity was? I know I can. While I teach computers I would like my students to have a creative outlet to synthesize, apply, and share their learning.

My technology/21st Century Skills lab serves approximately 600 kindergarten through 5th grade students every week.

The student population deals with high poverty levels, a high percentage of English language learners, and a lack of computers and Internet access at home. A lack of parental involvement in their children's education is often a symptom of the problems faced by the families my school serves. I set the highest standards for every one of my students, and I would like them to be able to share what they have learned in the technology lab with others through creative hands on projects integrated into the units they complete in the lab. Student centered projects allow the children to apply and synthesize knowledge while using creativity and critical thinking skills. My students adore these opportunities when I am able to make them a reality at the end of a unit.

My Project

I would like to have a cabinet full of arts and crafts supplies to inspire my students to be creative in unit end culminating projects. Technology lab supply budgets do not allow for these types of supplies, so they come out of my pocket. While I am happy to do this, with about 600 students a week my ability to allow creative projects is very limited. This project will allow for a larger variety of supplies that will enhance creative projects, and help students remain engaged and motivated to learn new things. Despite low supply budgets, students should have the opportunity to get their hands on clay, pipe cleaners, beads, cardboard, markers, etc. at every opportunity! Children are our future and we need them to grow into creative and innovative thinkers who can do more than click buttons and write reports. Please help to make the world brighter for these students.

Your support of this project will help my students to soar!

Any amount you can give will get us closer to helping an average of 600 students a year become 21st Century thinkers who have the opportunities that many of us remember having when we were children. I remember making a map of the beach at Normandy, and a paper mache peach that James explored the world in. Help my students have these same memories of learning when they grow up!

Mrs. Whitaker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELMERS GLUE/GLUE ALL .21OZ STICK • Blick Art Materials $0.48 20 $9.60
ELMERS GLUE/4OZ SCHOOL • Blick Art Materials $0.63 10 $6.30
LECTURERS PAD/WHT 50SHT 27X34 • Blick Art Materials $11.62 2 $23.24
WOOD SHAPES/1000 PIECES • Blick Art Materials $13.43 1 $13.43
CRAFTSTICKS/BOX 1000 1ST QUAL • Blick Art Materials $5.04 1 $5.04
CRAFT PACK/CRAFT PACK • Blick Art Materials $5.77 3 $17.31
SKINNY STICKS/75/CT • Blick Art Materials $1.69 4 $6.76
CHENILLE STEMS/ASST 100/PK 6IN • Blick Art Materials $0.87 3 $2.61
CHENILLE STEMS/ASST 100/PK 12IN • Blick Art Materials $1.53 3 $4.59
CHENILLE STEMS/STRPPD STMS100PC12X9 • Blick Art Materials $2.72 2 $5.44
STRAW BEADS/SOLID CLR 1000PC • Blick Art Materials $10.75 1 $10.75
STRAW BEADS/STRIPPED CLR 1000PC • Blick Art Materials $10.75 1 $10.75
UNFIN COUNTRY BEAD/BOX240 NATURL • Blick Art Materials $6.41 2 $12.82
ASST PLASTIC BEAD/10OZ PLASTC • Blick Art Materials $5.24 3 $15.72
ALPHABET BEADS/BLK/WHT SQ 128PC • Blick Art Materials $2.59 3 $7.77
ALPHABET BEADS/BLK/WHT DISC 128PC • Blick Art Materials $2.59 3 $7.77
BLICKS BEAD ASST/100/PK ASST • Blick Art Materials $5.60 3 $16.80
RIBBON RAINBOW ECONO/CLASSRM PACK • Blick Art Materials $3.59 4 $14.36
CRAYOLA CLR PENCIL/BOX240 CLASSPK • Blick Art Materials $35.27 1 $35.27
CRAYOLA MODEL MAGIC/WHT 1OZ 75CLASSPK • Blick Art Materials $34.90 1 $34.90
CRAYOLA COMBO CLASPK/256CT CRAYON/MARKERS • Blick Art Materials $73.84 1 $73.84
CRAYOLA WASHBL MARKR/48CT FINE TIP • Blick Art Materials $20.10 2 $40.20

Materials cost

$375.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$442.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.13

Total project goal

$520.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.86

4 Donors

-$520.86

Donations toward project cost

-$442.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.13

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$0.00

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