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Mr. Lavezzo from San Francisco CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Needlepoint for kids

The cost of cross-stitch patterns is$149, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on June 25, 2007.

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I am proposing to introduce my students to a craft skill (beginning needlepoint), as a way to help me teach them about American traditions. This is part of my district mandated social studies curriculum. I believe that this simple craft activity can enhance their understanding of the historical importance of sewing and needlecraft that played an important role in commerce and society in revolutionary America up through the industrial revolution. My intention is to provide them with a hands-on activity that not only teaches them the skill, but allows them to participate in the historical activity. I plan to introduce "the sewing circle", and tie in quilt-making and the Betsy Ross story (folklore). I work in an inner city school, where most of my 19 3rd grade students come from homes where both parents work, or from single parent environments that leave little time for teaching their children a craft like sewing. I am asking for 40 children's beginning needlepoint kits. These kits come with everything the children will need, and are simple enough for each child to be successful. In addition to the historical context, this activity will teach them a craft that they might choose to continue throughout their lives.

Mr. Lavezzo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STMPD CROSS STITCH PK/12 • Nasco $24.00 1 $24.00
CROSS STITCH-FRIENDLY FROG • Nasco $2.36 10 $23.60
CROSS STITCH-DOLPHIN • Nasco $2.36 10 $23.60
CROSS STITCH-WHALE STAMPED • Nasco $2.36 10 $23.60

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