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Ms. Morris from New York NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knit One (Teacher) and Purl Together 30 (Students)

My students need 40 sets of yarn for their knitting and crochet projects.

  • $1,204 goal

This project expired on October 7, 2008.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work as a Librarian in a dual language school that serves deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students. For the past two years I have worked with students to teach them the skills they need to crochet and knit. At the beginning, the focus was on basic skills but as the students have mastered these, they have progressed to harder projects. It is not unusual for our students to look through the knitting books in the library and select a pattern that is a bit of a reach for them. I sit with them to help them begin the project and then monitor their progress. Each day, they show up at lunch or at our weekly club time holding their knitting bags and showing me what they have managed to accomplish on their own at home. Sometimes, they bring along their friends who want to learn to knit or crochet. These new students end up joining the club and need their own materials and guidance. Supplies are always limited. The needles and yarn are kept in the library and the students come by to select what they need for their latest projects. With some money from the principal I managed to buy enough needles to rotate among the students but for the yarn, since it cannot be reused, I have had to rely on donations or my own money. Since my students have limited spending money of their own, they have never visited a yarn store on their own, and would not be able to afford it if they did. The more resourceful students have discovered the bargain stores but even there, it gets expensive to get enough yarn for their projects. For them, the shelves in the library are their only yarn store. I love seeing the look on their faces as they finger the various yarns and choose the one they like most. I find it very hard to send students away without yarn but I cannot afford to stock enough to supply them. I am constantly in danger of running out of yarn and being unable to teach new skills to my students, or even being able to teach new students the basic skills. Several students are eager to make sweaters or blankets but I have to discourage them as we do not have enough yarn for to complete those projects. What I have discovered over the past two years is that students are learning far more than just a set of crafting skills. They also learn to slow down and focus on something small. In doing so, they are able to relax. They start conversations among themselves and with the teachers supervising the club. The conversations are less structured than a classroom discussion but can be just as full of teachable moments. The students become calmer and more focused, with the ability to sustain longer spans of attention as they progress to working on harder projects. This teaches them patience and problem solving skills, as they sometimes must figure out directions on their own instead of relying on me to explain them. If I run out of yarn, the knitting and crochet program is seriously in danger. It would be terrible to have to turn away students or to limit their choice of projects just because I do not have enough yarn. Your donation will make it possible for my students to continue to learn and acquire skills. Without you, it would be impossible.

Ms. Morris
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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34 donors34 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/YELLOW 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SUNSHINE 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SPRING SWIRL 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SOFT VIOLET 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SHADED GRNS 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SHADED DENIM 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/SAGE GREEN 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/ROSE PINK 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/RED 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/RAINBOW 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.61 12 $19.32
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/PRETTY PASTEL 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/MIDNIGHT 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/GRAPE 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/EMERALD GRN 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/DELFT BLUE 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/DK PINE 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/DAISY 2OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/CORNFLOWER BLUE 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
SUGAR & CREAM YARN/BRT NAVY 2.5OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.98 10 $19.80
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/WHT 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/TAUPE 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/SOFT SAGE 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/SOFT PNK 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/SOFT LILAC 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/SKY BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/SCARLET 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/BLU RYL 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/OFF WHT 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/NAVY BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/LT ROSE 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/YLW LEMN 4PLY 3OZ • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/KELLY GRN 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/FOREST GRN 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/DP VLT 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/CNTRY ROSE 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/CLARET 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/CAPE CD BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/BLK 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/AZURE BLU 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.46 10 $14.60
KLUTZ BOOKS/KNITTING • Blick Art Materials $12.99 15 $194.85

Materials cost

$862.57

Vendor shipping charges

$86.26

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$987.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$216.66

Total project goal

$1,203.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,203.66

34 Donors

-$1,159.94

Donations toward project cost

-$987.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$172.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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