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Ms. Gonzalez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are all One, but Many...

My students need a Cricut Explore Air and a Heat Press and materials, to create sense of belonging during this last year of elementary by making t-shirts with our class motto and school mascot.

  • $916 goal

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My Students

Our Title I School has 900+ students with a free lunch rate of over 90%. Most of the students in my classroom are English Language Learners and have learning disabilities. Along with the difficulty in learning, many struggle to focus during class. They are so energetic that they get easily distracted during class. Most of my fifth grade students come from low-income backgrounds and come from single parent families. Technology is very limited at our school but our students are eager to learn about everything. Many students don't have access to technology at home. At school, we aim to provide my students the inspiration to be lifetime learners in any area of their choice by offering them the technological tools and skills they need via hands-on opportunities to develop 21st century skills.

My Project

This project idea came about because my students have inspired me to reflect on building a sense of community in our classroom. I realized this is possible with a Cricut Explore Air, a Heat Press machine and the materials, which include vinyl for the iron ons and some tools to remove them the shirts. Since most of my students come from a low socioeconomic background and can't afford the t-shirts sold at school to promote school spirit. Some students try to participate by wearing any shade of blue, although our school color is more of a royal blue. The act of my students trying to be involved in school spirit days, gave me this idea to help them be part of the greater community of our school.

My students are motivated to attend school and eager to be part of the classroom and school community.

I want to foster that motivation by making t-shirts for my fifth graders so that they too can wear our school mascot shirts on Fridays and on field trips. The Cricut machine and the Heat Press and the additional materials will bring me closer to my goal of fostering a sense of belonging.

Through your donations, my students will not only be filled with joy but also will develop a sense of belonging as a class, and to the greater community of our school.

Ms. Gonzalez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine • Amazon Business $227.00 1 $227.00
PowerPress Industrial-Quality Digital Sublimation T-Shirt Heat Press Machine, 15"x15", Black • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
MAREA Premium Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Sheets - 16 Color Bundle Pack, multi-colors, Vinyl Heat Transfer, HTV Bundle for T-shirts & Iron On, Silhouette Cameo, Heat Press & Cricut Machines • Amazon Business $35.85 1 $35.85
ZELIN 12" x 3' Iron on Heat Transfer Vinyl Roll HTV Permanent Adhesive-Backed Vinyl (White) • Amazon Business $11.19 3 $33.57
HTV Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle 12x10 - 20 Multi-Color Sheets for Cricut Silhouette Cameo or Heat Press Machine - Bonus Teflon Sheet Iron On vinyl for DIY T-shirts • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Fame Crafts Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle 12"x10"- 20 Pack of Assorted Color DIY T-Shirt Vinyl Transfer Sheets -Best Iron On HTV Vinyl for Silhouette Cameo, Cricut - or Use with Heat Press Machine Tool • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Heat Transfer Vinyl Bundle 15"x12 "- 12 Multi-Color Sheets for Cricut Silhouette Cameo or Heat Press Machine • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cricut Basic Tool Set, Mint • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Heat Transfer Vinyl for T-Shirts 12x15" 12 Sheets-Iron On Vinyl HTV Bundle for Silhouette Cameo, Cricut or Heat Press • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x24", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer, P-JING IR Temperature Gun Laser Instant-read Maximum Measure For Kitchen Cooking Automotive • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
5 Pack PTFE Teflon Sheet for Heat Press Transfer Sheet Non Stick 16 x 24" Heat Resistant Craft Mat • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cricut 2003534 29-0002 Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Cricut Standard Grip Mat, 12"x12", 2 Mats • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Cricut Premium Fine Point Blade • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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