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Mrs. Willis from Phoenix AZ is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing a Family Tree

My students need supplies to make ornaments to memorialize one of their ancestors and items to make a permanent keepsake of their family tree .

  • $500 goal

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My Students

My small school is a Title I middle school that is located in the suburbs of Phoenix. It has 750 sixth and seventh grade students from lower to lower-middle class families. The school is located in the middle of the neighborhood school. It is the community hub and gathering spot for the individuals who live in this area.

Our students are eager to learn about all things.

They want to learn about things that happened in the past, things that are happening in the present, and what is going to happen in the future.

My Project

My hobby is researching my ancestry. I first started this hobby when it was assigned as a project by my sixth grade teacher. i still have my family tree notebook. This led to me deciding to share my expertise in an enrichment class that I will run after school.

Students will learn how to research and record their family tree.

They will research their family on a free site, that I personally use. They will upload pictures to the site using a wand scanner. Next, they will print their family tree, complete with the uploaded pictures, onto parchment paper. They will hole punch the pages for a three ring binder that i will provide for them. This will become a family keepsake.

This class will last for at least a quarter. We need the storage unit to keep our supplies and binders organized and separate from the rest of the room. I hope the students enjoy it so much that the class continues past the designated time. I also hope that the parents will become involved with their child in researching and attend the class with them. I would love for it to become a family activity.

We will end the unit by watching the movie Coco and making keepsake ornaments. They will decoupage copied pictures of one of their ancestors onto chandelier crystals, paint the back with silver paint, add wire and beads to make an original keepsake ornament.

Mrs. Willis
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tespo Metal Wire Storage Cubes, Modular Shelving Grids, DIY Closet Organization System, Bookcase, Cabinet (20 Cubes) • Amazon Business $68.98 1 $68.98
VuPoint PDS-ST415T-VP Handheld Document Scanner • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Swingline 3 Hole Punch, Electric Paper Punch, Portable, Desktop, 15 Sheets Capacity (74515) • Amazon Business $40.17 1 $40.17
FolkArt Enamel Glitter and Metallic Paint in Assorted Colors (2 oz), 4034, Metallic Silver Sterling • Amazon Business $5.29 5 $26.45
Aiskaer ® 15 Pieces Clear Teardrop Crystal Chandelier (Gold Pinning,"Angel Tears" Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Magic Wand Portable Scanner Accessories Bundle for VuPoint Magic Wand Scanners - Protective Carrying Case, USB Cables, 8GB Card, and Optical Cleaning Cloth -Fits Most Portable Wand Scanners • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Southworth Fine Parchment Paper, 24 lb , Ivory, 500 sheets (984C) • Amazon Business $19.61 1 $19.61
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (2-Ounce), CS11215 Clear • Amazon Business $5.96 3 $17.88
Cousin 4460 Craft and Jewelry Tool Kit, 3-Piece • Amazon Business $7.89 2 $15.78
Sea Glass Bead Assortment, Ocean Wave • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
BENECREAT 12 17 18 Guage Aluminum Wire Anodized Jewelry Craft Making Beading Floral Colored Aluminum Craft Wire (18 Gauge,492 FT,Silver) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mandala Crafts Bead Charm Pendant Metal Clasp Connector Pinch Clip Bail Finding Kit for Jewelry Making, Pack of 50 (Silver, 5 X 14mm) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (2 oz), 662, Silver Sterling • Amazon Business $2.41 4 $9.64
Bingcute 300Pcs Mixed Colors 6x8MM Briolette Crystal Faceted Rondelle Beads • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
33 Cream Antique Off- White Glass Pearls Beads By The Strand- Jewelry Making, Beading,Weddings, Embellishing (6mm, Antique White) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
JARTC Natural Stone Beads Multicolor Amazonite Round Loose Beads For Jewelry Making Diy Bracelet Necklace (4mm) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beads Direct USA's Glass Pearls Mix 200pcs 6mm - Ocean Mix • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Beadsmith Crimp Tubes 2.5x2.5mm 100-pieces Silver Plated • Amazon Business $5.25 1 $5.25
Real Silver Plated Crimp Bead Covers 3mm (144) • Amazon Business $4.85 1 $4.85

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