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  • $229 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

California Dream Weavers

My students need weaving and art supplies, including cardboard looms, needles, and assorted yarns.

My Students

Did you ever wonder what everyday life was like during the early 1800s? People living in and around the California missions often made their own clothing, rugs, and blankets. How did they do that? They were weavers!

My fourth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Most of them are learning English as a second language. Some have special needs, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids, who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

My kids are going to explore the lives of people living at the California missions and pueblos during the early 1800s by learning the art of weaving. They will design and create their own tapestries using cardboard looms and colorful yarns. Not only will this activity teach them about life at the missions, but it will also expose them to a fourth grade art standard that is often overlooked -- weaving. After everyone has completed their tapestry, we will patchwork them together to make our own classroom flag. This project will touch many academic areas -- visual arts, social studies, and even math -- where they will plan out and predict how much yarn they will need to cover a certain area. This project is a winner on many counts. We are asking for cardboard looms, yarn, and needles. There will be enough yarn to complete a few projects throughout the year.

With your help, my students will become "California Dream Weavers." They will step into the moccasins of their Californian ancestors as they go through the painstaking process of weaving a piece of fabric.

Visual arts, social studies, fine motor skills, this project has everything to give them a memorable learning experience. My students and I thank you!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/SAND BEIGE • Blick Art Materials $1.35 2 $2.70
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/SPICE • Blick Art Materials $1.35 2 $2.70
CARON CRAFT/RUG YARN/VANILLA • Blick Art Materials $1.35 3 $4.05
DOUBLE WT RUG YARN/4PLY BRITE • Blick Art Materials $87.93 1 $87.93
WIDE NOTCHED LOOMS/3-1/4X13 12/PK • Blick Art Materials $4.72 3 $14.16
WIDE NOTCHED LOOMS/4INX6IN 12/PKG • Blick Art Materials $3.31 3 $9.93
BENDBLE BLUNT NEEDLE/PLASTIC PK12 • Blick Art Materials $0.59 3 $1.77
MAYSVILL COTTON WARP/NTRL • Blick Art Materials $4.29 1 $4.29
BLUNT TAPSTRY NEEDLE/PK12 NO13 • Blick Art Materials $4.29 3 $12.87
CARDBOARD LOOMS/3.25X13 12/PKG • Blick Art Materials $2.74 3 $8.22

Materials cost

$148.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$194.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.31

Total project goal

$228.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$228.76

2 Donors

-$114.38

Donations toward project cost

-$97.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.15

match offer

-$114.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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