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Mrs. McGowan from Las Vegas NV is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathematical Sewing

My students need real world exposure with fractions. Having a sewing machine will give them a chance to use the math that they're learning.

  • $418 goal

This project expired on September 21, 2018.

This project expired on September 21, 2018.

My Students

I work at a Title I school in a very low-income area in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, too many students are homeless (living in cars, shelters, or on the streets). Many students come to school wearing the same clothes all week. Eighty-five percent of our students receive free lunches, all students are provided with free breakfast, and some students qualify to receive bags of food over the weekend, to feed them and their families. My school's diverse population of students come from all over the world and speak a variety of different languages. In fact, many students come to my school hearing English for the first time. Since my students are very underprivileged, they usually do not have access to technology at home.

It doesn't matter what they are wearing or where they slept the night before; when my students walk through my classroom door, they are greeted with a smile and enter a new world where anything is possible.

Despite so many hardships, my students are excited about school and eager to learn. I have a passion for teaching and they have a passion for learning! Coming to work doesn't feel like work at all!

My Project

My students need to experience real-world applications of what they are learning. Our students will use this sewing machine to make math come alive and explore their creative sides! Sewing projects will be used during Math Learning Center times throughout the day as a way to reinforce fine motor skills, measurement, estimation, fractions, and creative thinking . Students will be able to use the sewing machine to construct anything that they can design and dream up. Your generous donation to our project will improve our 3rd grade classroom by providing a way for students to use the math they've learned in a concrete way. This will change our students' lives for the better. They will be able to practically apply math skills and will have fun while they are learning!

Your generous donation to our project will improve our 3rd grade classroom by providing a concrete way for students to use the math they've learned.

Mrs. McGowan
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother HC1850 Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine with 130 Built-in Stitches, 8 Presser Feet, Sewing Font, Wide Table, and Instructional DVD • Amazon Business $160.03 1 $160.03
Everything Mary Rolling Sewing Machine Tote (Cheetah) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Omnigrid 12-Inch-by-18-Inch Fold-Away Portable Cutting & Pressing Station • Amazon Business $33.49 1 $33.49
60 Pcs Assorted Craft Fabric Bundle Squares Patchwork Fabric Sets for DIY Sewing Scrapbooking Quilting Dot Pattern • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Paxcoo 72 Pcs Bobbins and Sewing Thread with Case for Brother Singer Babylock Janome Kenmore (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Euro-Notions Universal Machine Needles, 10-Pack (2 pack) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44

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