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Ms. Peterman from Wichita KS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knitting Achievement

My students need a supply of yarn in a variety of colors and textures.

  • $724 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach K-5 Art to over 400 students in a high poverty Kansas school with a diverse student body and many English Language Learners. My students are exuberant, tactile, and visual learners where Art is a safe and exciting place to be.

I began a Knitting Club with volunteering 4th and 5th graders last Spring. Despite the brevity of weekly 15 minute meetings during a lunch recess and the limited resources, my Knitting Club churned out a number of enthusiastic new knitters! Participation was across the board- boys and girls, ethnicities, languages, and physical abilities. They developed such a sense of accomplishment and confidence in their new skills. Early on in this school year, I asked my 4th and 5th graders if they'd like to have a Knitting Club. I got a resounding YES- which only increased when they began on a weaving project in their Art class and I showed them some articles I'd woven and knitted.

Funds at my school are very short this year. My Art budget has already been spent on the Art supplies I use in my regular classes. I've puchased some skeins on yarn and needles out of my own pocket, both last year and this one. The school cannot afford to pay stipends to teachers that wish to do special clubs. I saw what success my students had last year with a Knitting Club, so I am prepared to teach it "pro bono". I plan on making the weekly club meetings 45 minutes long which is triple the amount of time my Knitting Club members had last year! I can only imagine what we can make this year with extra time to teach and learn. I've asked for yarn on this marvelous website, but I also need more sets of knitting needles.

The joy, success, and accomplishment my students found in the time honored tradition of knitting was radiated out to all involved in their lives. One student taught her 28 year old sister how to knit. Students regularly ran to the principal's office to show her their new scarves. Students who spoke limited English connected with their peers as they learned from each other, bent over needles and balls of yarn. Some students were allowed to knit in their grade-level classrooms as rewards for doing well in class. One boy who struggles with interpersonal relationships made a strong connection with me and his knitting grandma earlier this year when I taught him. Aside from math skills utilized, knitting isn't on tests, but confidence, creativity, dexterity and motor skills, friendship- these qualities aren't quantified by filling in a bubble with a #2 pencil. Thank You!

Ms. Peterman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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27 donors27 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FUN FUR/BLACK • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/VIOLET • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/TURQUIOSE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/TANGERINE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/SANDSTONE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/KELLY GREEN • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
DB YARN BARN W/YARN/!-20/PK BARN • Blick Art Materials $55.64 2 $111.28
FUN FUR/WHITE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/SHERBERT • Blick Art Materials $4.29 2 $8.58
FUN FUR/SAPPHIRE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/RED • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/RASPBERRY • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/RAINBOW • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/MANGO • Blick Art Materials $5.45 5 $27.25
FUN FUR/LIME • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/LIGHT BLUE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/LAVENDER • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/IVORY • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/INDIGO • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/HOT PINK • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/COPPER • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/CITRUS • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/CHOCOLATE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/CHAMPAGNE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
FUN FUR/BRIGHT BLUE • Blick Art Materials $5.45 2 $10.90
CARON NATURA ONE PD/WHT 1LB 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
CARON NATURA ONE PD/SCARLET 1LB 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
CARON NATURA ONE PD/ROSE 1LB 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
CARON NATURA ONE PD/BLK 1LB • Blick Art Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
CARON 4PLY DEL YARN/BLU RYL 3OZ 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $1.64 5 $8.20
JUMBO ROVING YARN/ORG 4PLY • Blick Art Materials $12.66 3 $37.98

Materials cost

$489.01

Vendor shipping charges

$48.90

State sales tax

$25.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$593.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.17

Total project goal

$723.17

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.17

27 Donors

-$697.65

Donations toward project cost

-$593.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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