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  • $2,371 still needed
  • $2,396 goal
Mrs. Carter
Never Before Funded Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
Never Before Funded
  • 1 donor
  • $2,371 still needed

Stitching 2 Success

Help me give my students hands-on learning opportunities through the use of sewing machines.

My Students

My students are talented and inquisitive young people. They come to school each day with a desire to learn. They think outside the box and thrive to be engaged. They love working with their hands and making learning meaningful for their world, in their mind and for their time. Some would identify them as at-risk but those of us who know them know they are at-promise. Their gifts must be tapped in to.

My students challenge me to be the best I can be for them.

And so, each day I try to bring learning to life for them. As all young people today, my students are exposed to high media and technological engagement. When a lesson challenges them to think, to use their hands and engage their mind; their eyes ignite with the glow of true learning and you can see the “aha” moment occur. To introduce my students to you; they are deserving, intelligent, talented young people who will make great contributions to our society as they continue to grow and become contributing members of our local and global community.

My Project

Learning to sew engages students in meaningful skills taught in core subjects. Through sewing, students develop an understanding of the concepts of angles, direction, parallel, reflection, symmetry, proportion, similarity and estimation without realizing that they are thinking mathematically as they create their project. Students must read, interpret and follow directions when sewing. Project based learning which revolves around sewing projects leads to the development of problem solving and higher order thinking skills.

"Stitching 2 Success" is food to the brain.

Students will be taught the basics of sewing. They will be taught how to successfully utilize the tools required to create a project in this class. And then the fun begins. Students will be allowed to enhance, reinforce, or gain remediation in skills they have struggled with through the hands-on approach of sewing. The student will guide their learning pace while I as the teacher will simply facilitate and support the process. I along with my colleagues will begin to see motivation increase as students make a connection of real life, hands-on skills to core skills taught in regular classrooms.

Other benefits will begin to emerge as we progress through the year. Students will learn a lifelong skill. They will develop a way to relieve stress. It will help debunk gender stereotypes. I will be able to teach resourcefulness and help students grow confidence. Through sewing students will have an opportunity to draw on their own creativity and develop patience and perseverance. Introducing sewing to my 7th grade students will impact their learning in every classroom they enter.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK42200878T Sewing Machine WhiteGray Plastic Number of Stitch Patterns 11 1100 Stitches per Minute • Grainger $260.00 7 $1,820.00

Materials cost

$1,820.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$159.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,036.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.39

Total project goal

$2,395.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,395.94

1 Donor

-$25.00

Donations toward project cost

-$21.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$2,370.94

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This project will reach 189 students.

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