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Ms. Floch from Memphis TN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sewing Our Way to Language Learning

Help me give my students materials to learn how to sew, by hand, including how to sew buttons!

  • $189 goal

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My Students

I work in an outstanding school with highly motivated students in Memphis, TN. We are a public school where students have to maintain high academic standards, display integrity, learn to become a community, and become academic leaders who provide service to others.

It is a small Title I school within the Shelby County school system.

I love the enthusiasm and goal-driven nature of these students. They take opportunities to grow seriously and keep me motivated as an educator to keep finding new goals for us to pursue together.

My Project

Each year, I teach students how to sew via commands in French. We make teddy bears using a pattern, needle and thread, stuffing and buttons. This is a real-world skill that always is a hit. Students are always impressed by their own abilities. I was so lucky that my own mother taught me how to sew and it is so fun to pass this on to students each year. In the spring, we will embark on this project again. We need these materials (fabric, stuffing, buttons, needles, thread, pins) to walk through this activity together so that my students can learn the vocabulary involved in the task, how to formulate commands in the target language thereby providing a vehicle for students to receive comprehensible input in a real-world experience they can take with them beyond the classroom.

Learning to sew while speaking the target language (French) improves listening comprehension and gives students a tangible product to represent their growth and understanding.

Ms. Floch
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Singer Sew Essentials Sewing Kit with Storage Box, 166 Pieces • Walmart $19.97 2 $39.94
Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiberfill - 10 Pound Box • Walmart $26.44 1 $26.44
Buttons Galore 700+ Primary Colors Craft & Sewing Buttons in Mason Jar • Walmart $13.11 1 $13.11
Waverly Inspirations 100% Cotton 18" x 21" Fat Quarter Chevron MAGENTA Fabric, 5 Pieces • Walmart $5.97 2 $11.94
Waverly Inspirations 100% Cotton 18" x 21" Fat Quarter Poppy Fabric Bundles, 5 Pieces • Walmart $5.44 2 $10.88
David Textiles Folkloric Skulls 5-piece Fat Quarter Bundle • Walmart $6.50 1 $6.50
Waverly Inspirations 100% Cotton 18" x 21" Fat Quarter Chevron PANSY Fabric, 5 Pieces • Walmart $5.97 1 $5.97
Waverly Inspirations Cotton Duck 18" x 21" Fat Quarter Chev Grass Fabric, 5 Pieces • Walmart $5.97 1 $5.97
AdTech Hi-Temp Mini Glue Gun with 10 Glue Sticks Combo Pack, 1 Each • Walmart $4.27 1 $4.27
Safety Pin Assortment, 140 Piece • Walmart $2.97 1 $2.97

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