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Mrs. Wright from Yuma AZ is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elvis Lives!

Help me give my students the props and costume accessories needed for their holiday performance about an elf who wants to be Elvis. They need an Elvis costume, Elvis wigs, red scarves, glow necklaces, and blue shoe covers.

  • $1,245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students live in a rural school district. 80% are low-income, 5% are special needs, and 5% are English Language Learners with 3% identified as gifted. We live near the border of Mexico and in-between 2 Indian Reservations.

Due to the fact that the majority of these students come from low-income households, they lack the basic necessities that would make their life much more manageable.

I feel if some of these needs were met, they would come to school with less stress and be able to learn at a greater pace.

But regardless of their backgrounds, my students are fun, energetic, loving children who are excited to learn and want to come to school everyday. They enjoy a great lesson. They are learning to be collaborative, creative, cooperative learners in a classroom that promotes project based learning for the 21st century.

My Project

The fifth graders in my classroom will be doing a performance for the holidays, along with several kindergarten students in their buddy class. They will be wearing Elvis wigs and red scarves just like the king of rock'n roll did. Their shoes will have blue covers to resemble the blue suede shoes, and one student will even dress exactly like Elvis Presley! When the lights go down, they will glow on stage using the glow accessories.

Creativity and collaboration explode on stage as students work cooperatively to sing, dance, and spread good cheer this holiday season pretending to be elves, Elvis Presley, and more.

This year's performance for the holidays will have children rocking to Elvis Presley tunes as they discuss kindness and the meaning of Christmas. All the students will be excited to get up on stage and act in front of their peers and parents because they have what they need to shine! This is an awesome STEAM project my fifth graders are super excited to work on and perform.

Mrs. Wright
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kangaroo Costume Wigs; 1960s Rock 'n Roll Black Wig; • Amazon Business $9.95 50 $497.50
Rubie's Costume Red Elvis Scarves • Amazon Business $4.93 50 $246.50
30 Pack Light Up Glasses,Glow LED Glasses Bulk Glow in The Dark LED Party Supplies Favors for Adults Kids Neon Party Led Sunglasses Shutter Shades Carnival Rave Halloween Birthday Party Supplies • Amazon Business $40.99 2 $81.98
Glow Sticks Bulk Party Supplies - 50 Light Stick Necklaces - Extra Bright Glow in The Dark Party Favors - 22 Inch Necklace Strong 6mm Thick - 9 Vibrant Neon Colors - Stuffers for Kids (Blue) • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Glow Sticks Bulk 100ct 22'' Glow Necklaces with Connectors, for Party Festivals Raves Birthday Wedding, Red • Amazon Business $36.97 1 $36.97
Rubie's Deluxe Elvis Child Costume, Large Size, One Color • Amazon Business $26.28 1 $26.28
Premium Shoe Covers Disposable & Boot Cover,100Pack (50 Pce Protects Carpets/Floors and 50 Pce Water Resistant), Protect Floor Fit Indoor/Outdoor,Thick Material Dustproof, Durable | One Size Fits Most • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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