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

Sew Good!

My students need to practice their math skills by creating hand sewn creations with felt sheets, thread, needles, buttons and glue.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a great group of 2nd graders at a school which emphasizes becoming well-rounded global citizens. While we are diverse in many ways, as a whole, our school's population qualifies us as a Title I school. This means we have a large population of students who rely on assistance from resources like our free lunch program.

My class is full of energetic, curious and kind 2nd grade ladies and gentlemen.

They love to learn, investigate and teach one another.

My Project

My students ask to make things in class all the time. When I asked them what they were interested in, they all said they want to make something. They took it a step further and started to discuss what they have been learning about on YouTube. The conversation took an unexpected turn when they started to discuss that they liked watching people sew things. I asked if they have ever sewn before. Very few kids have had this experience. What a great way for the students to practice measurement, addition, subtraction, spatial relations and fractions!

"Are you really going to give us needles to make things Mrs T?" Absolutely because you can learn how using it will unleash a world of possibilities for you.

What a teachable moment and life skill for my students to learn and experience.

We are requesting the felt sheets, fabric glue, buttons, thread, needles, pipe cleaners and stuffing in order to create our very own creatures that we can sew together. Some students mentioned that they want to make things for themselves and others want to make it to give away.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Edukit Acrylic Felt Jumbo Pack - 60 Sheets - 8.3 x 11.7 Inch - 15 Assorted Colours • Amazon Business $19.95 3 $59.85
Paxcoo 30 Assorted Color Polyester Sewing Thread Spools 250 Yards Each with Sewing Needles and Soft Measuring Tapes • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Large Eye Blunt Needles - LeBeila Steel Yarn Thread Knitting Needle, Large-eye Sewing Needles For Crochet Darning Beading Quilting Weaving Tapestry Crafts-18pcs Metal+12pcs Plastic (2PK, Siliver) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Caydo 500 Pieces Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design for DIY Art Craft • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Aleene's 36116 Original Tacky Glue 3 Pack, 8 Oz • Amazon Business $5.13 2 $10.26
700 PCS Assorted Mixed Color Resin Buttons 2 and 4 Holes Round Craft for Sewing DIY Crafts Children's Manual Button Painting,DIY Handmade Ornament • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$141.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$186.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.84

Total project goal

$218.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.91

3 Donors

-$218.91

Donations toward project cost

-$186.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.84

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$0.00

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