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Ms. Jessica from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity and Sewing for Preschoolers

Help me give my students a scissor caddy and school scissors, safety lacing needles, wooden hoops, embroidery floss, a natural burlap roll, and multi color beads for our sewing project.

  • $163 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of 20 enthusiastic and inquisitive young learners with active imaginations and kind hearts. Many of the children are English language learners while encountering their first classroom setting. I work in partnership with my assistant teacher to create a safe, supportive environment for my students with a focus on literacy and language development. Together, we set the foundation for learning through small group literacy, art, mathematics, and science activities while balancing the school day with social-emotional problem-solving and self help practices. Our activities also promote kinetic movement for active learners as well as whole child free choice centers.

My Project

For our upcoming family living theme, we will explore the book Owen by Kevin Henkes in which Owen's worn out blanket is transformed into a handkerchief for him to use as a comfort object through his mother's sewing. We would like to introduce the children to beginner sewing in order to support fine motor development, eye-hand coordination and creativity.

We also would like to promote the value in creating and making something by hand.

The children will turn the burlap fabric pieces into a work of art through the use of colorful embroidery floss and beads while sewing together at the art center as a community. The plastic sewing needles will allow children to safely explore and the wooden hoops will help to hold their sewing projects in place. The alphabet and color beads will add literacy and language to the experience. Additionally, the scissors will help the children to cut their burlap piece along with the embroidery floss throughout the project.

Ms. Jessica
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Westcott School Scissor Caddy and Kids Scissors With Anti-microbial Protection, 24 Scissors and 1 Caddy, 5-Inch Blunt (14756) • Amazon Business $27.97 1 $27.97
CleverDelights 12" Natural Burlap Roll - 10 Yards - Eco-Friendly Jute Burlap Fabric - 12 Inch • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Caydo 12 Pieces 6 Inch Wooden Embroidery Hoops Bulk Wholesale Bamboo Circle Cross Stitch Hoop Round Ring for Art Craft Handy Sewing • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery Floss - Cross Stitch Threads - Friendship Bracelets Floss - Crafts Floss - 105 Skeins Per Pack and Free Set of Embroidery Needles • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
mDesign Art Supplies, Crafts, Crayons and Sewing Organizer Tote - Clear • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
JPSOR 800 Pcs Letter Beads Alphabet Beads for Jewelry Making with Colorful Letters for Kids DIY Bracelets, Necklaces, Children's Educational Toys, Handmade Gift (White Beads with Colorful Letters) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LoveInUSA 100 PCS Safety Plastic Lacing Needles for Sewing Handmade Crafts • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

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