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Mrs. Parrish from Nacogdoches TX is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Little Party Never Killed Nobody

Help me give my students costume pieces, roaring 20s props, decorations, and historical fashion ideas.

  • $216 goal

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My Students

When you think of a rural school, you probably picture our students. They wear hats, drive trucks, and say yes ma'am. They also don't get out much; few of our students visit outside of the county for anything other than sports. They are great kids who have very little exposure to the outside world. Our community is like an island. If we do not bring it in, it won't be available to us.

Bringing the world to my students is very important to me!

As a small campus, we have a small budget. We do not have a lot of technology or even a football team (in Texas!) What we do have are students who are eager to learn and experience all that the world has to offer. As the future leaders of our community, these kids need to be exposed to diverse viewpoints and new life experiences.

My Project

My students study The Great Gatsby and the time period. We read it at the same time that they study the roaring 20s in U.S. History. This murder mystery experience lets the kids unwind and learn at the same time.

We use our knowledge and inferencing skills to solve a murder - set within a party at Gatsby's mansion.

It is a memorable experience, but will be much more exciting with a better setting. These supplies, costumes, props, decorations and coloring books, will help us set the scene, and will help the students become more familiar with fashions of the time. Hopefully, students will be able to emulate the fashions presented in the pages of coloring books! We encourage them to dress up and really get into their characters.

Help us make this year the best yet!

Mrs. Parrish
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Fedora Gangster Hat Costume Accessory - Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $51.99 1 $51.99
BlueGarlic Sequin Headband Art Deco Party Accessory Party Feather Headband 10pcs • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Gold Glitter Plastic Classicware Glass Like Champagne Wedding Parties Toasting Flutes (1 Box = Quantity 30) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Beistle 59908 Great 20'S Backdrop, 4' x 30', Black/Yellow • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Sequin Headband Art Deco Party Accessory Party Feather Headband (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
2PCS 3' X 8' Gold and Black Metallic Tinsel Foil Fringe Curtain Halloween Party Decoration • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Gold Confetti Balloons 30 Pieces, 12 Inches Party Balloons With Golden Paper Confetti Dots For Party Decorations Wedding Decorations And Proposal • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beistle 52178 Great 20's Jazz Band Insta-Mural, 5' x 6' Party Decorations, Black/White • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Calm Art Deco Adult Coloring Book: Creative Art Therapy for Mindfulness • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Creative Haven Jazz Age Fashions Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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