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Ms. Alicia from Provo UT is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sew Much Fun!

Help me give my students the chance to increase executive functioning while improving social and emotional health through the process of accomplishing self created sewing projects.

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My Students

My classroom is a multi-age (6-9 yrs.) learning community based on the Montessori philosophy of learning. The students contribute with their unique backgrounds; we are diverse in many ways, which helps us to learn about one another through life skills, peaceful interactions and contributions of service to others. Our school is a Title I school, including many students with particular needs. We focus on the positive and celebrate our individuality in our community.

The students love coming to school each day to see what's next.

They thrive on the freedom of expression, discovery and knowing they can make mistakes and do hard things without negative judgment. Acceptance, patience, nurturing, fun and respect are modeled daily to create a menagerie of bright minds, busy bodies and caring souls. Honestly, we are like a real family.

My Project

Preparing students for success involves the development of executive function. Learning to plan and create projects supports the development of emotional control, flexibility, persistence, metacognition, organization, planning, prioritization, self-control, tolerance for stress, focus, initiative, time management and more. Through this grant, each student will learn to use a sewing machine, measuring tools (tape measure, a rotary cutter and board), along with various types of fabrics, thread, ribbon, and buttons to make an individual quilt block while incorporating mathematics, science and technology.

The Initial project, uniquely created quilt blocks, will be sewn together to create a wall decoration to demonstrate how each unique individual student comes together (supporting social-emotional learning along with the above mentioned academic skills).

This simple activity will also serve as building blocks for increasingly more complex projects planned and created as part of our makerspace STEAM curriculum.

Ms. Alicia
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother CS7000X Computerized Sewing and Quilting Machine, 70 Built-in Stitches, LCD Display, Wide Table, 10 Included Feet, White • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Sew Ready Folding Multipurpose/Sewing Table Craft Table Sturdy Computer Desk, Silver/White • Amazon Business $119.98 1 $119.98
Fiskars Crafts 952301010 Rotary Sewing Cutting Set (3 Piece), Grey • Amazon Business $27.64 2 $55.28
Fiskars Cutting Sewing Rotary Set White/Grey • Amazon Business $47.21 1 $47.21
Sewing Thread 100 Colors 40S/2 250 Yards Per Spool 3 Color Sets Options (100 Colors with Storage case) • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Montada Pattern Paper for Sewing - Alpha Numeric Dotted Marking Paper (45 inches x 10 Yards) - Made in The USA • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
flic-flac 28pcs 12 x 8 inches (30cmx20cm) 1.4mm Thick Soft Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Sewing Squares Nonwoven Patchwork • Amazon Business $12.88 2 $25.76
Dritz Extra-Fine Glass Head Pins, 1-3/8-Inch (250-Count) • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
56pcs/lot 9.8" x 9.8" (25cm x 25cm) No Repeat Design Printed Floral Cotton Fabric for Patchwork, Sewing Tissue to Patchwork,Quilting Squares Bundles • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
15.7"x19.7" Bright Solid Colors Printed Cotton Fabric Bundles Assorted Patchwork Cloth DIY Sewing Quilting Crafting Fabric for Baby Childrens, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
56pcs/lot 9.8" x 9.8" (25cm x 25cm) No Repeat Design Printed Floral Cotton Fabric for Patchwork, Sewing Tissue to Patchwork,Quilting Squares Bundles • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
50 Schmetz Universal Sewing Machine Needles -  Assorted Sizes - Box of 5 Cards • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
SINGER ProSeries Sewing Scissors Bundle, 8.5" Heavy Duty Fabric Scissors, 4.5" Detail Embroidery Scissors, 5" Thread Snips with Comfort Grip • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
Fiskars Crafts 8190 RazorEdge Fabric Shears, 9-Inch • Amazon Business $18.26 1 $18.26
100% Natural Cotton Muslin Fabric - 63in Wide X 3yds Long (Medium Weight) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
flic-flac 20 x 20 inches (51cmx51cm) Fat Quarter Cotton Quilting Fabric Thick Craft Printed Fabric High Density Bundle Squares Patchwork Lint DIY Sewing (14pcs, Pattern A) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Fast Dry Sew Fabric Glue Liquid 1 Min Quick Bonding Reinforcing Adhesive Speedy Fix for All Fabrics Clothing Cotton Flannel Denim Leather Polyester Doll Repair - (60ml) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Dritz Original Liquid Stitch, 4-Fluid Ounce • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Sewing For Kids: 30 Fun Projects to Hand and Machine Sew • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
MumCraft Multipurpose Sewing Clips with Tin Box Package, Assorted Colors, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
1Pcs Hedgehog Shape Cute Pin Cushion for Sewing with Pins,200Pcs Pearlized Pins Straight Pins with Colored Heads for Quilting • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brother Sewing and Embroidery Bobbins 10-Pack, SA156,Clear • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Warm Company Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick Fusible Web-9"X12" Sheets 5/Pkg (5517) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
96 Yard Grosgrain Ribbon , 3/8" X 4 Yard/Roll, 24 Colors Fabric Ribbons Roll Perfect for Wedding, Gift Wrapping, Bow Making & Other Projects • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
Mahaohao 100pcs Mixed Random Flower Painting Round 2 Holes Wood Wooden Buttons for Sewing Crafting 20mm • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seam Ripper and Thread Remover Kit,2 Big and 2 Small Sewing Stitch Thread Unpicker and 1 Sewing Trimming Scissor Nipper Tool for Thread Remove(Multi-Color) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mr. Pen- Tailors Chalk, 8 Pack, Fabric Chalk, Sewing Chalk, Sewing Chalk for Fabric, Tailors Chalk for Fabric, Fabric Chalk for Sewing, Fabric Marker for Sewing, Sewing Supplies, Sewing Accessories • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Pellon Lightweight Sew-in Interfacing (PLS36) • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
SINGER 00218 Tape Measure, 60-Inch • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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