Help me give my students an opportunity to learn riveting techniques in the jewelry studio with riveting hammers for each child per class, as well as all of the necessary supplies such as wire, drill bits, and tubing.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Hooray! This project is fully funded
I am a teacher in a school district that serves students in a community affected by low-income/high poverty. While my students face difficult situations and challenges outside of the classroom, each day I strive to make school and learning one experience where my students are always happy, excited and positive. I consistently aim to provide my students with relevant learning experiences that will lead them to be intrinsically driven to learn.
Positive, relevant and enlightening learning experiences are what drive my students to come to class every day prepared to learn.
I find it incredibly important to create a classroom environment that drives students to want to be in school, especially teaching in a high school. Teaching jewelry making is a great way to teach my students a skill such as soldering while working with their hands and seeing the amazing things that they can create. It is such a rewarding experience to be able to provide my students with this opportunity.
My students utilize soldering techniques on a day to day basis in my classroom using brass, copper and nickel sheet metal. My students love soldering their metals, but I think it would be incredibly valuable for them to learn cold connections and riveting as this would provide them with an opportunity to expand on their skills and knowledge. Without this donation, my students will not have the opportunity to learn riveting, as we do not have any of the necessary materials. I'm requesting Renaissance polishing wax, copper round wire, riveting hammers, and High speed steel twist drills to begin learning riveting.
My students value and respect their time in the studio as sometimes it is the only time throughout their day to relax and fully exercise their right side of the brain.
I want my students to be able to learn riveting to also help them with life skills such as attention to detail and patience. Riveting can be very tedious as jewelers are working with very tiny materials and have to be incredibly precise and exact as they work. I know my students would be immensely grateful to have this opportunity.
This project will also help reach some of my special needs students who are unable to use the torches and solder their metals. Riveting metals and cold connections will provide these students with an opportunity to make jewelry alongside their peers without having to completely differentiate the project that they are doing. I also have one student in particular who is in a wheel chair and cannot get to the soldering station as my room is not handicapped accessible. This would provide students such as him with any physical disabilities the opportunity to be able to create pieces of jewelry right in their seat and not have to worry about soldering.
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