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Ms. Rodriguez from Tucson AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools of the Trade

Help me give my students paper trimmers, glue guns, glue sticks, and cardboard cutters.

  • $331 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As you all know, children are full of natural curiosity. My scholars investigate, question, and process the wonders around them. We are especially riveted by meaningful and purposeful hands-on experiences. We love to explore.

We are always on the lookout for new experiences that might ignite a spark and inspire learning.

My students are able to hone their 21st century skills by analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information and then using that knowledge to tackle challenges that give them the opportunity to collaborate, communicate and be creative.

My Project

Our classroom does a lot of hands-on craft projects. We cut, glue and create. Just this week we made a hot air balloon prop for our winter performance- and the students had a difficult time cutting through the cardboard. We have used hot glue guns for too many projects to mention- but this week we realized that some are going bad... and getting only low temperature glue guns would be safer for the class to make things like our Happy Noon Year's celebration hats. And don't even get us started with cutting paper in straight lines.

We all could use the paper trimmers to help cut our student-made projects such as dance tickets.

Our tools need to be updated.

Ms. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 18 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLUE GUN STANDARD 40 WATT LOW TEMP WITH SAFETY FUSE • School Specialty $10.00 6 $60.00
GLUE STICK 0.43IN X 4IN LONG PACK OF 1150 • School Specialty $56.79 1 $56.79
TRIMMER PRO ROTARY 12IN BLDE 10.25X12X.75 GRY CUI12200 • School Specialty $43.44 1 $43.44
PAPER TRIMMER FISKARS SURECUT 12 IN • School Specialty $18.38 2 $36.76
TK24537080T Fixed Blade 5-38 Safety Cutter 10 PK • Grainger $14.44 1 $14.44

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