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Mrs. Salaz from Rio Rancho NM is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Native American Art Project

Help me give my students beads and beading materials to enhance their experience with our current Native American Unit.

  • $161 goal

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My Students

My students represent diverse backgrounds, learning needs, and strengths. Despite being in a Title I/low-income school, my students strive to show their leadership as active participants in their own learning. These amazing students have demonstrated a willingness to work hard in order to achieve success in all academic and social domains. We have an amazing community of families that reinforce the importance of education and character in order to find future success.

"Together we will learn and work together to succeed."

My Project

Students are in the midst of a Native American study in our English Language Arts curriculum. They are learning about the culture and traditions among various groups of Native Americans including lifestyle, rituals, and visual arts. The students in our class have learned weaving and beading techniques using plastic beads and yarn. Although they have enjoyed the experience, I would like them to enhance the experience and make the unit truly memorable.

It is my goal to be able to offer my students the opportunity to use authentic beading materials including stone beads, claps, and traditional hands on beading tools.

With your donation, each student in my class will be able to make an authentic wampum using turquoise and other natural stone beads on a beading loom with embroidery floss. They will then be able to use the beads in a "market" in order to trade for other goods in a trading post simulation. Students are eager to extend their beading skills, and with your help I will be able to make this a reality! Thank you for supporting our artistic endeavors!

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Mrs. Salaz
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Model Magic White, Modeling Clay Alternative, 2 lb. Bucket, Gift • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Natural Stone Beads 100pcs 8mm Fluorite Round Genuine Real Stone Beading Loose Gemstone Hole Size 1mm DIY Smooth Beads for Bracelet Necklace Earrings Jewelry Making (Fluorite, 8mm) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Song Xi Turquoise Beads 8mm Loose Round Beads for Jewelry Making 15inch Beads • Amazon Business $6.66 2 $13.32
LPBeads 100PCS 8mm Natural White Howlite Beads Gemstone Round Loose Beads for Jewelry Making with Crystal Stretch Cord • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Premium Rainbow Color Embroidery Floss - Cross Stitch Threads - Friendship Bracelets Floss - Crafts Floss - 105 Skeins Per Pack and Free Set of Embroidery Needles • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Natural Black Labradorite Round 12mm Gemstone Jewelry Making Beads Findinds Supplies • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Beaditive Bead Crimping Plier for 2mm & 3mm Beads and Tubes | 5-Inch (Red) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pandahall 6 Color Column 2x2mm Tiny Brass Tube Crimp Beads and 4x3mm Brass Crimp Knot Covers for Jewelry Making (540pcs/box) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Beadalon 7-Strand 0.018" (0.46 mm) 100 ft (30.5 m) Bright Bead Stringing Wire • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75

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