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Mrs. Braatz from Green Bay WI is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sew Your Way to Success!

Help me give my students the chance to learn the important skill of sewing with a sewing machine. This is a skill that can help them budget their clothing better.

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My Students

Our student population is innovative and loves to be hands-on. Any challenge you give them that involves creating or the final product will engage them and they will meet it head-on. Considering the majority of the students at our school receive free or reduced-price lunch, many of our students lack the funds and support to learn how to do everyday life skills that I believe can be essential to excel in the community, college, and career.

Our students are special because despite the odds they face everyday, they persevere, are creative, and are innovative.

Many would describe them as students as risk, where we see them as "students at-promise".

My Project

In a class that I titled "Life Skills 101," I am teaching a sewing lesson where I teach students how to use a sewing machine. My goal with this lesson is to have students stop buying new clothes when they get a hole in their shirt, instead, they will be able to fix it. Or how they can sew a button on a shirt, or even how they can "up-cycle" clothing to make old clothes new and fresh without spending a lot of money.

My reasoning for all of this is because we started talking about budgeting and how to get the most of our money, and students are stressing out on how much they will have to pay for clothes.

I want to continue to instill their creative and innovative mindset in terms of clothing and sewing. In addition, most students don't have any adults that know this skill to pass onto their children, so I am using this as an opportunity to build a new and somewhat essential skill.

Mrs. Braatz
Grades 6-8

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Brother Sewing Machine, XM2701, Lightweight Sewing Machine with 27 Stitches • Amazon Business $85.00 5 $425.00

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