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Ms. Wagner from Milwaukee WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Creativity and Critical Thinking in Project-Based Learning

Help me give my students paper, scissors, stencils, tape and poster board for classroom projects.

  • $238 goal

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My Students

I teach 16, 21-year-old young adults who are classified as at-risk in a large urban school district. They have faced a myriad of obstacles in their lives that have put them behind in their academic career. My students are focusing on completing their high school diplomas and for many my school has become their last chance.

One hundred percent of my students are at risk.

This means they meet two of the following criteria to be accepted: one or more years behind their age group in the number of high school units obtained, two or more years behind their age group in basic skill (reading or math) levels, a habitual truant, a teen parent or an adjudicated delinquent. The population is primarily of African American and Hispanic descent.

My students have faced significant trauma in their lives and their social emotional needs have not been properly addressed. I make it my mission to build rapport and get to know them on a personal level. For many, they haven't had people in their lives who have believed in them.

My Project

As an alternative high school, my students have different learning styles and so we focus on project based learning. In order to do this we need the materials for students be creative.

All students—no matter where they live or what their background— should have access to quality project based learning to deepen their learning and achieve success

These students haven't had success in traditional high schools and so I need to adapt to their needs. As students demonstrate their mastery of the standards in different ways, these items will help students show me what they know. The poster boards, paper, tape, markers, stencils and other various supplies that were requested are needed for my students to complete classroom projects.

Ms. Wagner
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Railroad Board, 4-Ply, 22 x 28 Inches, Assorted Colors, 100 Boards • Amazon Business $37.03 1 $37.03
SunWorks PAC6518 Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 18" x 24", 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Strokes Office Supplies 12 Paper Edger Scissors with Organizer Stand! Great for Teachers, Crafts, Scrapbooking (SBA5115) • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Post-it Pop-up Notes Original Refill, Alternating Colors, 3"x3", 100 Sheet, Pack of 12, Cape Town Collection (R330-N-ALT) • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
36PCs Letter and Number Stencils DIY Drawing Templates Bullet Journal Stencils with A Storage Bag for Notebook, Diary, Scrapbook • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dual Tip Brush Marker Pens, Tanmit 0.4 Fine Tip Markers & Brush Highlighter Pen Set of 36 for Bullet Journal Adults Coloring Book Note Taking Writing Planning Art Project • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Artlicious - 50 Premium Distinct Colored Pencils for Adult Coloring Books - Bonus Sharpener - Color Names on Pencils • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BSN 43575 Transparent Tape, 3/4 by 1000-Inch, Clear, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
ROYLCO INC. R15203 Decorative Hues Paper (Pack of 192) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
24 Rolls Washi Tape Set, 8mm Wide Decorative Masking Tape,Festival Gift Wrapping Party Supplies • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
6 color glitter glue set 20 milliliter bottles - classic colors - green, gold, red, silver, blue, and purple • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Aleene's 28069 Tacky Glue Fast Dring Glue Pen, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
ColorBok 73470B Designer Paper Pad Mixed Media, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Hygloss Products 9401 Sequins and Spangles Variety Pack– Add Shimmer and Shine to Any Surface – 1 Ounce Bag • Amazon Business $4.27 1 $4.27

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