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  • 3 donors
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Experience Culture Through Hands-on Projects!

Help me give my students the tools to create their own Chinese seal and hand-sewn book as a gateway to learn about the history of Chinese books and characters.

My Students

My students live in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Mateo, San Carlos, and Belmont. They come from various social-economic backgrounds.

My students are taking on the challenge of learning a completely different language: Chinese, in an area where Spanish is the dominating world language.

My students come in every day with high energy and eager to learn. They often comment that this is the class they look forward to every day because it is fun and full of laughter. It is very important for my students to have fun while learning such a different and challenging language.

Creative and fun activities are an integral part of our lessons to provide students the opportunity to "Shine" through their creative works! We utilize many tools, such as flashcards, whiteboards, whiteboard markers and erasers, poster papers, scratch papers for learning activities, as well as color markers, crayons, glue sticks, scissors, and other materials for creative activities.

My Project

There is no better way to learn culture through first-hand experience. While there is no way to experience all aspects of culture first-hand as a second-language learner, working on hands-on projects can help students experience some aspects of the culture and create better connections to the culture. It can also deepen the student's understanding of the culture while making the experience more memorable!

Carving your own seal, sewing and binding your own book in the traditional way, and use your carved seal to make your mark on your book would be a great project to discuss with the students about the history of Chinese books and the Chinese characters.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bookbinding Kits, VENCINK Bookbinding Supplies Hand Book Binding Starter Tools Kit with Genuine Bone Folder Creaser, Paper Awl, Large-Eye Needles, Waxed Thead, Binding Ribbon, Glue Brush, Steel Ruler • Amazon Business $15.99 10 $159.90
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Small, 36 Count • Amazon Business $10.34 4 $41.36
MasterChinese 100 Sheets (13x27 inches) Handmade Watercolor Practice Chinese Calligraphy Sumi Drawing Raw Xuan Rice Paper - 34x70cm • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Speedball Deluxe Block Printing Kit - Includes Inks, Brayer, Bench Hook, Lino Handle and Cutters, Speedy-Carve Block, Mounted Linoleum Block • Amazon Business $38.72 1 $38.72
Learning Resources Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 Assorted Colored Chips, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$285.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$345.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.05

Total project goal

$407.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.01

3 Donors

-$384.07

Donations toward project cost

-$345.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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