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Mrs. Aldridge from Crystal Lake IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blankets for Shelter Animals

My students need books about rescue animals, scissors, and fabric to create blankets for dogs and cats living in local shelters.

  • $420 goal

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My Students

I am always looking for new and innovative ways to meet each and every one of my students' diverse learning styles. One way I do that, is by having a large selection of texts for students to choose from.

Many of my fifth grade students might not have an abundance of financial resources, but what they do have is an abundance of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, especially when it involves reading.

My students are very diverse learners. Recent test scores shows them at various levels, with some well below grade level, while others are scoring high above grade level norms. Some of them need additional support to learn the English language, and some of them need additional support to become strong mathematicians.

My Project

I am running an after-school Kindness Club. The students involved in the club will be making our school and local community better, by helping others through Random Acts of Kindness. One "mission" that our club will be working on, is making blankets for dogs and cats in local animal shelters.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

We are asking for your support to purchase fabric, fabric scissors and books about animal rescue.

We will use the fabric to make blankets for the shelter animals. We will take a day to visit a local shelter and give our blankets to the shelter.

Mrs. Aldridge
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KYC 6 pack Mixed Puppy Blanket Cushion Dog Cat Fleece Blankets Pet Sleep Mat Pad Bed Cover with Paw Print Kitten Soft Warm Blanket for Animals • Amazon Business $15.39 5 $76.95
KYC 3 pack Puppy Blanket Cushion Dog Cat Fleece Blankets Pet Sleep Mat Pad Bed Cover with Paw Print Kitten Soft Warm Blanket for Animals (3 X Paw, 40in 28in) • Amazon Business $13.98 5 $69.90
Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors, 8" Bent • Amazon Business $5.43 6 $32.58
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Dark Grey Fabric By The Yard, Dark Grey • Amazon Business $6.33 4 $25.32
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Purple Fabric By The Yard, Purple • Amazon Business $7.00 3 $21.00
Newcastle Fabrics Polar Fleece Solid Black Fabric By The Yard, Black • Amazon Business $6.65 3 $19.95
The Dog Who Belonged to No One • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
Maggie's Second Chance (Sit! Stay! Read!) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Peanut The Pitbull (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Before You Were Mine • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Max, The Shelter Dog • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
OTRON Premium Pet Blanket - Classic Plaid Fleece Throw For Dogs Of All Kinds & Sizes - 3 Colors & 3 Sizes To Choose From - [Brown] - [60 in x 40 in (155 x 105 cm)] • Amazon Business $3.30 3 $9.90

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