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Ms. Suchowiecky from Van Nuys CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Spanish Through Projects! Keep It Simple Make It Fun!

Help me give my students the necessary material for them to do their class projects! This is an different and exciting way to learn a new language, utilizing different resources, including art!

  • $517 goal

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My Students

Empathetic, flexible, and motivated are just a few words to describe our fantastic Spanish classes! Students enter our classroom knowing that each day we will lean the language and get to practice through group or individual projects. The relationships and classroom community that continues to build stronger each day is something that you can feel when you visit. Students make suggestions, share ideas, and serve as important decision-makers on how to is the best way to practice during class. Students know their voices are heard and what they have to share is important. We really are a team of learners, leaders, and listeners! We are...motivated!

My Project

All of my students want to learn about the Mexican Day "Dia de los Muertos. Our classes want to make their own altars but they cannot afford all the materials, nor can the school. In class, having individual altars allows each student to honor the dead in their family. This helps them with the basic idea of how the Mexican culture honors their dead. As they progress, they will be able to do team and independent work to build camaraderie and able to practice socialization. We will be able to invite other classes and the administration so they too can learn more about the Mexican culture The music used will provide many roles in the program for the students. First and foremost, it will give all students a chance to play music that their loved ones enjoyed. This will enhance the environment in the classroom, and create a beautiful mosaic of culture.

Ms. Suchowiecky
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pluqis Thermal Laminating Pouches 5 mil, 9 x 11.5 inch (200 Letter Size Sheets), Use with Any Thermal Laminator, Clear, Glossy, Wrinkle Free, Anti Static, Photo Safe, Waterproof • Amazon Business $30.59 2 $61.18
5 in 1 Blusmart Laminator Set, A4, Trimmer, Corner Rounder, 20 Laminating Pouches, Photo Frames, White • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
AFMAT Electric Pencil Sharpener Heavy Duty, Classroom Pencil Sharpener for 6.5-8mm No.2/Colored Pencils, UL Listed Professional Pencil Sharpener w/Stronger Helical Blade, Best School Pencil Sharpener • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $26.41 1 $26.41
Arteza Real Brush Pens, 48 Colors for Watercolor Painting with Flexible Nylon Brush Tips, Paint Markers for Coloring, Calligraphy and Drawing with Water Brush for Artists and Beginner Painters • Amazon Business $25.88 1 $25.88
Pacon Super Value Poster Board, 22"X28", White, 50 Sheets • Amazon Business $24.05 1 $24.05
Darice 97789 13-Inch-by-10-Inch, 20-Well Palette • Amazon Business $3.70 6 $22.20
School Smart Railroad Board, 6-Ply, 22 x 28 Inches, Assorted Colors, 25 Boards • Amazon Business $20.73 1 $20.73
VicTsing Mouse Pad, Ergonomic Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest Support, Gaming Mouse Pad with Lycra Cloth, Non-Slip PU Base for Computer, Laptop, Home, Office & Travel, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
STEMSFX Heavy Duty Plastic 2 Pocket Folder (Pack of 6 Folders Assorted Colors) For Letter Size Papers, Includes Business Card Slot • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper 6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Arteza Premium Watercolor Paint Set, 25 Vibrant Color Cakes, Includes Paint Brush (Set of 25) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
AmazonBasics Fine Point Tip Permanent Markers - Assorted Colors, 24-Pack • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
JPSOR 600pcs Gems Acrylic Flatback Rhinestones Gemstone Embellishments, 6 Shapes, 6-13mm, with Tweezers and Bag • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Paint Brush Set by heartybay, 20 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for Acrylic Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Painting Kits • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Smead Poly Two-Pocket Folder, Three-Hole Punch Prong Fasteners, Letter Size, Assorted Colors, 3 per Pack (87738) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 12 Pack • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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