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Mrs. Smith from Riverside CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Your Grandma's Crochet Club

Help me give my students the tools and resources to use to learn how to crochet and give back to other children.

  • $459 goal

This project expired on January 11, 2019.

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My Students

My students come mostly from low income homes. And though our school is located across the street from a junior college, most have never considered higher education as a possibility for their lives. My students are eager and capable of pursuing college and beyond. Our campus is one of the oldest campuses in our district. The buildings and the art deco speak of a long history and established respect in the community.

As a district, our desire is to see our students invested in their school.

As a result, we have started an enrichment block at the end of the day. This is an opportunity for teachers to develop an enrichment club that goes beyond their academic expertise. Clubs like cross country, card making, college exploration, yearbook, and more have been the results. It is a time within the day for teacher and student a like to learn more about their hobbies and interest and connect as people. For me, it matches my classroom mission: to strive to become contributing citizens living purposeful lives in a global society.

My Project

During the course of the school day, my students are able to participate in an enrichment club that helps their connection to the school and their learning. I host a crochet club with the goal of teaching students how to use their whole brain to create projects with yarn. As the school year progresses and their skills progress, the students begin to give back to society in the form of crocheting beanies for babies in the neonative intensive care.

Crochet loops students into school and gives them something new and exciting to look forward to at the end of the day.

Crochet allows for equity for all, as it is a skill accessible to all students from all backgrounds. The materials within this projects are the tools necessary to complete various projects and construct the beanies for sick children. The yarn will be used daily as students build their skills and give back to the community.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spinrite Coastal Collection Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn, Dorset (161110C-10806) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball Yarn, Go Go Green (161212-12004) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball Yarn, Royal Blue (161212-12006) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Variegated Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball Yarn, Rainbow Shine (161212-12016) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Variegated Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball Yarn, Surf (161212-12009) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Blue Twist Baby Blanket Twists Big Ball Yarn (161210-10002) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Sailors Delight Bernat Blanket Big Ball Yarn (161110-10136) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Spinrite Variegated Bernat Blanket Brights Big Ball Yarn, Raspberry Ribbon (161212-12014) • $8.49 3 $25.47
Macmillan Publishers 200 Fun Things To Crochet St. Martin's Books (SM-11739) • $16.57 1 $16.57
Lion Brand Black Pound Of Love Baby Yarn (550-153) • $9.77 1 $9.77
Lion Brand Charcoal Pound Of Love Baby Yarn (550-149) • $9.77 1 $9.77
Taunton Press "How to Crochet" Book • $9.60 1 $9.60
Leisure Arts More Cute Little Animals To Crochet (LA-5125) • $9.34 1 $9.34
Coats Yarn Cerise Shimmer Red Heart Comfort Yarn (E707D-5004) • $8.49 1 $8.49
Coats Yarn Hot Pink Red Heart Comfort Yarn (E707D-3207) • $8.49 1 $8.49
Coats Yarn Coral Red Heart Comfort Yarn (E707D-3242) • $8.49 1 $8.49
Coats Yarn Red Heart Comfort Sport Yarn, Navy (N399-4307) • $8.49 1 $8.49
Spinrite Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn, Ocean • $8.41 1 $8.41
Leisure Arts "A Fun Way to Learn to Crochet for Kids" Book • $8.24 1 $8.24
Spinrite Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn, Persimmon • $8.07 1 $8.07
Spinrite Caron One Pound Acrylic Yarn, Deep Violet • $7.81 1 $7.81

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