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Mrs. Smith from West Valley City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nautical Props for Our Play

Help me give my students amazing hats and props for our elementary school musical.

  • $293 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Rambunctious, energetic, wiggly, noisy, curious, creative, diverse. These are the synonyms for the students at my school. They all come with their own background and stories, their own struggles. Many are trying to learn English. Most eat breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner at school. Some are struggling readers, while others are still working on their basic math facts.

Giving these kids an opportunity to shine and make their voices heard through musical theater is my passion.

For some, this is the only place they feel success at school.

My Project

Some of the most at-risk students in our district attend my school. I have watched these kids as we’ve started to build up our performing arts programs at our school. I have seen the hardest to reach students bloom and thrive as they choose to participate.

“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface.

They (children) have an enthusiasm for life, a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training--training that prepares them to become confident young men and women,” said Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education.

With your help, we will provide some of the necessary costume pieces and props to this very poverty stricken and diverse group of kids. We'll bring the seafaring/mermaid world to life with sailor caps, fish hats, a nautical ship wheel, and clear umbrellas with fairy lights (to make large jelly fish).

Your donation will help the students performing in this play and bring pride and joy to the audience—including those from the community and over 900 students who will be watching. Thank you for helping us to build our performing arts program and giving students a valuable and memorable experience! You are making a difference!

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 900 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
totes Women's Clear Bubble Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.00 4 $56.00
Bottles N Bags White Nautical Captain Sailing Hats (4 Pack) Great Cruise Accessory by • Amazon Business $21.29 2 $42.58
Benzara Finely Designed Sheesham Wood and Brass Ship Wheel, 24", Brown • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
4 Pack Fairy Lights Fairy String Lights Battery Operated Waterproof 8 Modes Remote Control 50 Led String Lights 16.4ft Silver Wire Firefly lights for Bedroom Wedding Festival Decor (Cool White) • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Blue Squid Hat Mix - Large Squid Hat In Blue With Crazy Eyes • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Funny Party Hats Yellow Hat - Yellow Squid Hat , Octopus Hat , Funny Hats - Sea Animal Hats • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Green Squid Hat Mix - Large Squid Hat In Green With Crazy Eyes • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Squid Hat - Pink Squid Hat - Crazy Hats - Costume Hat - Squid Costume by Funny Party Hats • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Jacobson Hat Company Blue Tang Fish Hat (Poly) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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