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Ms. Colbert from Indianapolis IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Voting on Their Future and Ours!

Help me give my students the opportunity to understand they have a voice and eventually will have a vote!

  • $1,335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every morning when my students enter the classroom they are ready and eager to learn. Our school is a very diverse setting where all students are welcome and loved. My classroom alone is full of students from over five countries. Many of whom are first-generation Americans. My students have to translate their homework to their parents, meet the social and cultural expectations at home and at school, and still find time to give me a hard time when I make a spelling mistake on a presentation. These kids are incredible. After taking an overnight camping trip with them earlier this year, I can honestly say I am truly excited for the future of the world. With these students leading us, it is going to be more innovative, full of kindness, and safer than ever before.

These 5th grade students are creative, hardworking, and have a strong desire to learn.

They have a lot of passion: trying new things in and out of the classroom, constant movement, collaborating, and making the world a better place!

My Project

This project will allow all of fifth grade to hold a school wide election on May 7, 2019. This is such an important topic to cover in a school as diverse as ours that is full of students who are the first American citizens in their family. We will vote on presidential candidates, but also we will vote on a mural that will be painted in the 5th grade hallway. The unit will start off with the fifth graders learning about the candidates, the way elections work, and forming opinions of their own!

While these students may seem really young, they will be a part of selecting the leader of our country in just over eight years.

Even writing that down makes me excited! They can truly change the world!

The materials from this project will give the students the supplies they need to run the school wide election. The 5th graders will register all 854 students at our school to vote, creating voter registration cards for each. The weeks leading up to the election the students will have an infinite amount of exposure to activities that will prepare them for college and future careers. They will design campaign posters for candidates and the murals, use graphic design programs to create t-shirts, flyers, posters, and campaign videos, they will turn our large group instruction room into a polling booth, and will get to experience the election process as a whole. All of those opportunities will be made possible through this project!

Only 46% of 18-29 year olds voted in the last presidential election. My personal goal is to change that. I want these bright, loving, open minded students to lead our country, and to do that, they have to use their voice and their vote.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon Essentials Men's 6-Pack Crewneck Undershirts, White, Large • Amazon Business $19.50 10 $195.00
Cricut Easy Press 2 - Heat Press Machine For T Shirts and HTV Vinyl Projects, Raspberry, 12" x 10" • Amazon Business $189.00 1 $189.00
PVC Pipe 1 inch 5ft Schedule 40 PVC Pipe, Furniture Grade,Size Pipe 5' long, White [2Pack] • Amazon Business $20.99 7 $146.93
Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, XL • Amazon Business $12.50 9 $112.50
N&Y HOME Fabric Shower Curtain Liner Solid White with Magnets, Hotel Quality, Machine Washable,70 x 72 inches for Bathroom, 70"x72" • Amazon Business $7.83 12 $93.96
Avery Printable Business Cards, Inkjet Printers, 200 Cards, 2 x 3.5, Clean Edge, Heavyweight, Ivory (8876) • Amazon Business $11.79 5 $58.95
GREEN LIFESTYLE 12 Pack Bib Apron - Unisex Apron Bulk Machine Washable for Kitchen Crafting BBQ Drawing Outdoors (White) • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Eygoo HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl 12Inch x13Feet Rolls,Iron On Craft Vinyl for Cricut and Other Cutters,Easy to Cut & Weed,Permanent Adhesive HTV Vinyl for T-Shirts(Black) • Amazon Business $16.95 3 $50.85
Sustainable Village - PVC Pipe Fittings for Building Furniture and Cool Structures | (1 Inch, 3-Way Elbow, 24) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Handy Art 8 Color - 8 Ounce Primary Acrylic Paint Set, Assorted • Amazon Business $34.01 1 $34.01
White Kraft Arts and Crafts Paper Roll - 18 inches by 175 Feet (2100 Inch) - Ideal for Paints, Wall Art, Easel Paper, Fadeless Bulletin Board Paper, Gift Wrapping Paper and Kids Crafts - Made in USA • Amazon Business $13.57 2 $27.14
Crepe Paper Streamer Rolls Hanging Party Decoration Total 490-Feet, 6Rolls, Theme Party Streamer for Wedding Bridal Baby Shower Birthday Art Project Supplies, by BllalaLab(White, Red, Blue -Patriot) • Amazon Business $8.92 3 $26.76
30 Colors Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, Works on Plastic,Wood,Stone,Metal and Glass for Kids Adult Coloring Doodling Marking by Shuttle Art • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Hybsk I Voted Today with Red, White, and Blue Circle Stickers 1.5 Inch Round 500 Labels Per Roll • Amazon Business $7.88 2 $15.76
Juvale Be a Voter Sticker Roll (1000 Count), 1 Inch • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
BTNOW 30 Pieces Kids Paint Brushes Colorful Artist Paint Brush Set Assorted Sizes for Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic & Tempra Paints and More • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$1,087.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,134.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.13

Total project goal

$1,334.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,334.20

1 Donor

-$1,187.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,008.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$178.05

match offer

-$147.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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