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Mrs. James from Greenwood IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fiesta with Spanish Club

My students need tissue paper, balloons, sharpies, banners, photo booth props, and snacks to make Day of the Dead and New Year decorations.

  • $189 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with about 50% of our students receiving free lunch. The program is fairly new at our school and students are craving more culture and language exposure.

My students are inspiring, creative, full of life, and eager to learn.

They become global citizens as soon as they step into the classroom. Cultural days in our classroom are the best. Students await for the extensive culture exposure including games, food, stories, activities, and crafts. They are inquisitive and like to explore their world and those around them. I hope to provide rich opportunities to continue to grow in a creative and positive way.

My Project

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

The best way to learn about another culture is by EXPERIENCING the culture.

Creating artifacts and providing opportunities for students to experience Latin American culture in a real way is essential for becoming global citizens. The tissue paper will be used to create Day of the Dead decorations, pinatas for Christmas, and flowers for Cinco de Mayo. The requested candy is authentic from other countries with banners and props for holiday decorations will allow students to experience cultural explorations in a realistic way. All of the requested materials are needed to set the tone for celebrations. This will help students feel like they are in the middle of the action.

Mrs. James
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiesta Photo Booth Props by PartyGraphix. Perfect for Mexican Photo Booth Props Stand. Fiesta party supplies. Kit includes 32 Pieces. • Amazon Business $17.77 1 $17.77
Sharpie 1949557 Color Burst Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24-Count • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Creative Balloons 12" Latex Balloons - Pack of 100 Pieces - Decorator Ivory White • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
100 CT Primary Colored (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Light blue, Purple, Magenta, Black, White), 17GSM ( thick, durable & crispy) Premium Quality TISSUE PAPER (Primary) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Feliz Navidad Gold Glitter Party Banner • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
De La Rosa Marzipan Peanut Candy, 1 OZ each - 30 Packs • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Mini Obleas with Cajeta (20 Delicious Wafers with Goat's Milk Candy) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Fun Express Plastic Fiesta Couple Photo Door Banner • Amazon Business $7.07 1 $7.07
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Tattoos, 72 Count • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Gift Wrap Tissue Paper 20" X 30" - 48 Sheets (Yellow) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
De La Rosa Candy Bar Pulparindo Rglr • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90

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