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Mrs. Willis from Trinity AL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Walk a Mile in Their Moccasins

Help me give my students the supplies needed to create models of various types of Native American homes. Students will learn so much from this hands-on project!

  • $323 goal

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My Students

I teach and live in a rural community in Morgan County. Our school consists of fifth through eighth grade. We are departmentalized; I teach fifth grade social studies and reading. I have four classes with about 30 students in each. Our school is a Title I school and contains the highest number of Hispanic students in our system. The culture and motto of our school is "One Family." We want our school to be a family atmosphere, and that is what we strive to create daily. I love our students, they deserve the best!

My Project

After completing our unit on Native American, students will be divided into groups for this project. They will work in groups to learn about various Native American tribes through research, construct models of their homes from these supplies, create a google slide show presentation, and present all parts of the projects to their peers. Through the presentations, they will compare and contrast the various tribes thus learning from each other. They learn how these natives once lived throughout the early American terrain. Once complete, we will also display their model homes in the library for the entire school to see.

Both in the classroom and at home, students don't work with their hands as often due to so much advanced technology.

This project allows them to plan, be creative, share ideas, learn from trial and error, and produce masterpieces that they can be proud of. It also allows for the students to show various strengths that may not normally be obvious in everyday academics. They love this project and learn so much, but it is extremely costly to supply all these materials to 130 students. Please help me make this a possibility for my students so they can learn to walk in someone else's moccasins.

Mrs. Willis
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 125 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TKOnline 100Pcs 10cm 0.1-0.2 Inch in Diameter Wood Log Sticks for DIY Crafts Photo Props • Amazon Business $8.59 3 $25.77
School Smart Poster Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $10.21 2 $20.42
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 6 Dispensered Rolls, Writeable, Invisible, The Original, Engineered for Repairing, Great for Gift Wrapping, 3/4 x 650 Inches (6122) • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Handy Art® Little Masters Washable Tempera Paint Gallon Brown • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
25 Sheets Chipboard 30 pt (point) | Medium Weight Scrapbook Sheets | Brown Kraft Cardboard | 25 Sheets per Pack | 8.5 x 11 Inches • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Eecotick Bamboo Skewers 6 inches(15.24cm)+4 inches(10.16cm)+10 inches (25.4cm), Set of 300, 100 Pieces per Pack,3 mm Thick, no Splinter nor Flimsy, Great for shish-kabobs, Seafood and All Grilling • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
American Made 100% Recycled Brown Kraft Paper Roll 17.75" x 1800" (150 ft), Multipurpose Arts & Crafts, Gift Wrapping, Packing and Shipping, by NY Paper Mill • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
GiftExpress 9 feet X29 Luau Grass Table Skirt, Hawaiian Luau Libiscus Table Skirt for Hawaiian Party, Luau Party Supplies, Luau Party Decorations, Moana Birthday Party (Natural Hay Grass) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Natural Wood Craft Sticks (Pack of 1,000) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
100% Natural Cedar Shavings (4 quart) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
WIWAPLEX 200pcs 12" X 6mm Creative Arts Chenille Stems Sparkle Pipe Cleaners for DIY Craft Projects (Brown) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Artlicious - Foam Paint Brush Value Pack (One Inch - 25 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Earth's Natural Alternative Wheat Straw Fiber, Bagasse (Sugarcane) Tree Free 11.5oz Bowl, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Coffee Stir Sticks, Plastic Stirrers: USA Made, BPA Free: Cocktail Straws, 5.25" Black, 1000ct • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Diamond Round Toothpicks, Pack of 250 • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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