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Ms. Perez from Lithonia GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Studies Abroad Art Around the World

My students need Ipads, sewing machines, fabric materials, and cultural art supplies so they can have a first hand experience on different cultures and traditions.

  • $2,750 goal

This project expired on February 14, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At the end of the year I want my students to develop an appreciation of the Arts & values of different cultures around the world. They will gain an understanding of the countries origins & the purposes for their traditions. This will also help them become non-bias individuals and avoid using stereotypes

All of my students have special needs.

They have emotional behavior disorders, autism, or significant learning disabilities. They need hands on activities to keep them engaged. They also need to learn different ways to express themselves. I believe art can teach them how to deal with the issues they face as well as life skills. Its hard for my students to stay focused therefore, I always want to make my lessons fun to keep them engaged and motivated in learning. I create a very warm and calm environment for my students to encourage creativity, imagination and self expression. Art is extremely therapeutic for my student population, which is why I always incorporate other subjects into my lessons so they can use what they learn in my class in other content areas. I challenge my students and encourage them think out the box and make their own creative discoveries and always respect each others differences.

My Project

My students will be able to learn the sewing and painting techniques in each country that we will be studying, and they will be able to make their very own ponchos, kimonos,etc. They will also get to experience first hand the traditions of each culture such as "Dia de los muertos" by making mask and sugar skulls, also using bamboo paint brushes on rice paper, the very same way paintings are created in China, Japan, and Korea. I want to make this project memorable for my students by having them wear the clothes,eat the food, play the games, learn the language, the music, and experience some of the important holidays in each country, and most importantly the Art. I want them to feel like they have stepped into that country when they walk in my class, with all the decorations and costumes.The Ipads will only enhance their learning because they will add a technology component which is one of our states standards, and my students will be able to do virtual tours and research independently.

This project will change my students lives because they are a part of unique population in my community that already suffers from less resources, but they also have to combat the impediments such as their emotional and behavioral challenges.

This virtual field trip into the worlds of other cultures, traditions, and beliefs will give these wonderful students a chance to experience parts of the world. It is my hope that this experience will be apart of the fabric of who they are to become.

Ms. Perez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad Air with Wi-Fi - 16GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $399.99 2 $799.98
Brother XR9500PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine with 100 Built-in Stitches and Quilting Table • Amazon Business $176.99 1 $176.99
Mexican Clothing Co Womens Mexican Fiesta Skirt Poplin Medium Multicoloured 681 • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
ECR4Kids 15-Drawer Mobile Organizer, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $73.10 1 $73.10
Kazoo 1580W/40 oz Professional Garment Steamer Effective Wrinkle Removing, Easy Cleaning and Maintenance with Full-equipped Attachments, Heats Up in 45 Seconds and Up to 32 Minutes Continuous Steam, 3-way Adjustment, Patented Side Drain Design for Clothes, Curtains, Sofa, Upholstery and More • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
Adult Satin Kimono Robe - Black • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Rockland 92 by 76 Count Muslin, 44/45-Inch, Unbleached/Natural • Amazon Business $46.80 1 $46.80
Jacobson Hat Company Men's Deluxe Coolie Hat, Natural, Adult • Amazon Business $22.56 2 $45.12
Classroom Keepers 30 Slot Mailbox, Blue • Amazon Business $41.97 1 $41.97
VSVO Anime Cosplay Lolita Halloween Fancy Dress Japanese Kimono Costume (Medium) • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Samurai Adult Plus Costume - 2X-Large • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Tulip 6-Pack Slick 3D Fashion Paints, Multi • Amazon Business $6.35 5 $31.75
Adult Poncho • Amazon Business $15.23 2 $30.46
Fiskars Rotary Cutting Set • Amazon Business $28.06 1 $28.06
Household Essentials Collapsible Indoor Tripod Clothes Dryer • Amazon Business $26.15 1 $26.15
Cricut Explore Wireless Bluetooth Adapter • Amazon Business $25.46 1 $25.46
Home-it 50 Pack Clothes Hangers Black Velvet Hangers Clothes Hanger Ultra Thin No Slip • Amazon Business $24.89 1 $24.89
Spirit Up Art 4 Panels Modern Home Decorations Painting Huge Canvas Wall Art Print, Plum, Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum Each 40*60cm #11-synj-24 • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
Zori - Extra Large • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Zen Art Brass Feng Shui Desktop Gong • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Premium Hot Glue Gun For Arts and Crafts - Bonus Fun Uses For Your Glue Gun - Bonding For Wood Fabrics Plastic Ceramics • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Rubie's Costume Japanese Samurai Wig, Black, One Size • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Ya Otta Pinata BB39000 Bull Pinata -Each • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Ya Otta Pinata BB39000 Bull Pinata -Each • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
100 Pcs Fortune Cookies Fresh Single Wrap(golden Bowl) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Art Advantage Bamboo Brush Value-Pack • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Chinese Take Out Food Boxes: 16 oz. (1 Pint) Lot Of 50 - White • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Adult Sensei Wig and Beard Set - One Size • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Swingline Desktop Hole Punch, Precision Pro, 2 - 3 Holes, Adjustable Centers, 10 Sheets (74037) • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Premium Yarn Pack - 8x30g Acrylic Rainbow Colour Yarn Skeins - Excellent for Any Yarn Project, Kids Craft, Knitting, Crochet and Much More • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Nestle Assorted Chocolate & Sugar, 116 Pieces, 48 Ounce • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Plastic Mexican Cutout Banner • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Chinese Festival & Celebration Paper Lantern • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
JAPANESE Style Tabi,Flip Flop Socks WHITE Size Senior Tabi Ninja Toe Socks • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nestle Assorted Sugar Bag, 45.4 Ounce • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
Zori - Medium • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
Moda Fresh Cut Charm Pack, 42 5-inch Cotton Fabric Squares • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Nestle Halloween Candy, Big Bag of 3 Fun Size Bags, 34 oz • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Cricut Iron On Lite, Black • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Mini Takis Fuego (9 Bags-1.2oz) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Nestle Halloween Candy, Boo Bag, 38 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Royal Paper Premium Disposable Bamboo Chopsticks Sleeved and Seperated (Set of 100), 9" • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
3' FT X 6' FT Fiesta Couple Photo Door Banner • Amazon Business $8.84 1 $8.84
Fiesta Fun Party Maracas Party Accessory (1 count) (2/Pkg) • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Flags Of All Nations - Party Decorations & Flags & Buntin g 72 count • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Pacon Spectra(R) Assorted Color Tissue Pack, 12" x 18", 25 Colors, Pack Of 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Perfect Stix Wooden Craft/Ice Cream Sticks, 4-1/2" Length (Box of 1000) • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
Geisha Girl Photo Prop Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fiesta Table Runner • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Del Sol Plastic Flag Banner • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
12' Fiesta Lantern Garland • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01
LolliBeads (TM) 50 Pcs Natural Ringneck Pheasant feather 2-3 inches • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Coloring Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Chinese Japanese Silk Lace Floral Butterfly Wooden Cat Paper Folding Hand Pocket Fans & Stand (D13425-1) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
7' Genuine Mexican Maracas • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Dancers and Mariachis 65in Scene Setter Add-Ons 2ct • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Generic Bluecell 39 Assorted Color 200 Yards Per Unit Polyester Sewing Thread Spool Set + Bluecell LCD Cleaner Stylus • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Ostart 22pcs Mixed Aluminum Handle Crochet Hook Knitting Knit Needle Weave Yarn Set • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Day of the Dead Dia de Muertos Skeleton Cupcake Rings - 24 pcs • Amazon Business $6.41 1 $6.41
Touch of Nature Packed Feather Assortment for Arts and Crafts, 7gm, Chestnut/Natural/Brown • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Fun Express Multicolor Tissue Flower Garland Novelty • Amazon Business $5.83 1 $5.83
International Flag Tablecover Party Accessory (1 count) (1/Pkg) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Mini Paper Oriental Folding Fans (1 dz) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Chinese Calligraphy Black Ink (yi de ge mo zhi) 100G • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Beistle 57738 International Flag Banner, 12-Inch by 23-Feet • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50
Elmer's Craft Bond Wood Craft Glue, 4-Ounce, White • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Chinese Character Fans (1 dz) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Touch of Nature 4 to 6-Inch Feather Value Pack for Arts and Crafts, 71gm, Assorted Color Mix • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Chinese New Year Tablecover • Amazon Business $4.98 1 $4.98
100 sheets Japanese Chinese Calligraphy Rice Paper #1932 • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
International Flag Plates Party Accessory (1 count) (8/Pkg) • Amazon Business $4.33 1 $4.33
Asian Gong Centerpiece • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
International Flag Banner • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95

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