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Mrs. S. from American Cyn CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Quilts: Stitching A Curriculum Together

The cost of a small library of quilting books from Barnes and Noble is $228, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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My students are very special in many ways. All of them range in ability and areas of talent. Every one of the children in my Special Day Class have wonderful ideas and unique ways of interacting with their environment and other people. I teach a kindergarten, first, and second grade group of students in American Canyon, California. My students are diverse in their heritage and need to feel that they are an important part of their classroom, their home life, and their community. Quilting projects are a perfect spring board for my students to get interested and be successful in their academic environment. They can express themselves through art, math, science, writing, history, and social skills. Their speech abilities can be shown both non-verbally as well as verbally, allowing them to feel comfortable and confident at any level of language acquisition. Monthly quilting activities can provide easy access to curricular goals and standards, linking them together through a multi-sensory approach. You can feel and see a quilt as you work with it, as it takes shape. You can hear stories about it and link a quilt directly to your own life, your heritage, your hopes and your dreams! The children can make ABC quilts, color patterned quilts, story quilts, vocabulary quilts, literary response quilts, and many more based on their curriculum, but on a level they can clearly understand. The students will feel a sense of pride in a completed project, and a sense of joy as others reward their work with praise and admiration. In order to achieve great success in our quilting adventure, my class is requesting a set of children's picture books that relate to the subject of quilting. We will stitch together a strong bond: with one another, with our families, with our heritage, and with our future. Quilts can provide windows into the past, the present, and the future, enriching and empowering the lives of very special students and those who know and love them.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
Luka's Quilt Georgia Guback • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
No Dragons on My Quilt Jean Ray Laury,Victoria Faoro,With Lizabeth Laury • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Name Quilt Phyllis Root,Margot Apple (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
The Quilting Bee Gail Gibbons • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Patchwork Quilt Valerie Flournoy,Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator),Jerry Pinkey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco,Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cassie's Word Quilt Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Deborah Hopkinson,James Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Boy and the Quilt with Other Shirley Kurtz,Cheryl A. Benner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Quilt Ann Jonas • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Quilt Story Tony Johnston,Tomie de Paola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet Ann Whitford Paul,Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Oma's Quilt Paulette Bourgeois,Tara Walker (Editor),Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator),Designed by Karen Powers • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Josefina Story Quilt: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Eleanor Coerr,Bruce Degen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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