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Mr. Helbig from Chicago IL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Tiki Tiki Turn That Ugly Mug Upside Down

My students need ceramic clay and clay tools. They will use these materials to construct and sculpt one of a kind art pieces that are functional. Students will make Tiki Mugs.

  • $558 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

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

My school and students are awesome! Our school is performing at the highest performance rating available in our large urban district.

"We believe in the education of the whole child".

We are a neighborhood school with a mostly Hispanic population. Our school also serves a population in which 90% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Students are driven, energetic, well-mannered, and have great humorous personalities. My students, parents, and school's administration value the creative and performing arts and strive to offer as many fine and performing arts classes as we can afford.

My Project

My students love the ceramics projects I do with them. During the past couple of years due to budget cuts the ceramics projects I have done with my students have had to be limited. My students need ceramic clay and clay tools. I really want them to make projects that will capture their creativity and serve a purpose as a functional art piece. Because the ceramics projects are limited to usually one during the year I wanted to pick something that would capture my students creativity, be fun, and have some expressive qualities.

My students have a great sense of humor and I'd like for them to be able to reflect that in their art work.

Mr. Helbig
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
30527-1050: Amaco No. 58 Stoneware Clay - 50 lb • Blick Art Materials $20.83 10 $208.30
30330-1206: Kemper Ribbon Tool - 6", R3 • Blick Art Materials $3.12 25 $78.00
34920-1063: Pro Needle Tool • Blick Art Materials $2.54 28 $71.12
30314-1318: Kemper Rubber Finishing Tool - Hard • Blick Art Materials $2.70 15 $40.50
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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