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Crafty Creativity! Let Our Right Brains Shine!
My students need a hot glue gun with glue refills, colored tissue paper, oil pastel sets, colored pom poms, a variety of colored yarn, wiggle eyes, craft sticks, colorful buttons, craft fluffs and tacky glue!
I have a classroom full of creative first graders! My school has a high percentage of English as a Second Language students, and students on free and reduced lunch. We work hard to give the less advantaged students opportunities that they might not otherwise have!
Some of the things that we like to do in first grade involve more than pencil and paper. We love to do projects that allow students to create. These projects sometimes go along with a holiday, sometimes with a book we read. On special occasions such as Christmas, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day, we like to give the kids a chance to make something special as a gift to take home. This way, they are being creative AND having a chance to practice generosity.
With our classroom budgets cut to a bare minimum, there is no longer money for the extras like craft supplies. If we want to provide projects we often have to supply the materials ourselves.
You can help by supplying my classroom with a large variety of craft supplies. There are many projects we do throughout the school year that the students take home to give as gifts or keep for themselves. At Christmas, we make Reindeer ornaments for gifts that require craft sticks, yarn, and wiggle eyes. At Valentines Day we make picture frames from CD cases and decorate them with items, including the colorful buttons you will provide. By supplying us with the tacky glue and glue gun, we will not need to run out and purchase these items, they will last for a whole school year, probably longer. You will provide a set of oil pastels for each table group to share, allowing us to create illustrations for the stories we write in class, as well as other fun pictures to decorate our walls. These are just a few examples of how your generous donation will be used. In addition, I plan to share these supplies with the other two first grade teachers in my building, so you will be helping even more first graders with their CRAFTY CREATIVITY!
Thank you so much for considering my proposal on Donorschoose.org! Sometimes with budget cuts the arts and crafts items are the first to be eliminated. Thanks to you, the kids can continue to create! The students will benefit so much from your generosity!
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