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Ms. Shefsky from Thiells NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Look the Part!

Help me give my students student-created t shirts for our classroom zoo! Zoologists need to look the part!

  • $164 goal

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My Students

My first grade students are like little sponges, ready to soak up any and all new knowledge and experiences. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, culturally and socioeconomically. But the common thread among them is they love being in our classroom. They love learning in our hands-on, experiential classroom where they are totally immersed in their learning which allows them to grow and thrive both in our classroom and beyond. They love creating and doing as they learn.

My Project

As part of our zoo curriculum, our first graders learn that zookeepers not only take care of the animals in the zoo, but they are also knowledgeable about the animals they care for. As part of our classroom zoo (yet to be named by our class), students have chosen a zoo animal to study in a team. They have researched their animals using non-fiction texts and text features to help them isolate important pieces of information about their zoo animal. They will be building zoo animals and habitats with materials funded through another project (thank you, Donors Choose supporters!) and now our class zoologists need to look like zoologists -- they need zoologist uniforms! The students will be designing their own zoo t-shirts emblazoned with images of their zoo animals on them. Students will be drawing, coloring, and printing their designs onto t-shirt transfer paper. Then, their parents will help to iron the image on a white t-shirt. The students will be wearing their designs at our classroom zoo at the end of May! We can't wait to show everyone what we have learned and we need to "look the part" in order to do that.

Ms. Shefsky
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery T-shirt Transfers for Inkjet Printers 8938, 8-1/2" x 11", 18/Pack • Staples Advantage $36.59 2 $73.18
Crayola 587861A000 Ultra-Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40 Classic Colors Non-Toxic Art Tools for Kids & Toddlers Multicolor • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96

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