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Mrs. Gipson from West Monroe LA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

These Kids Got That Swing!

Help me give my students Swing Dresses, Oxford Dress Shirts, and Flapper costumes that will help them get into character.

  • $650 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I school. Many of our students live in single parent homes. The number of English Language Learners increase each year. Most of our students get breakfast at school and a sizable number are part of the Backpack Program where students take home a bag of food over the weekend. The surrounding neighborhoods have what the students call "candy stores." These are not official stores, but someone's resident where you can purchase snacks. There are no signs, but the children know where they are. The students utilize these stores, especially on the weekend.

I understand my students, because I attended school with kids just like mine.

My Project

This year we chose the theme "The Harlem Renaissance" for our annual African American History Program. Custumes such as, Swing Dresses, Flapper Dresses, and News Boy Caps will help students get into character as they perform skits and routines from the Harlem Renaissance period.

Students explore the rich history of the Harlem neighborhood in New York City as an African American cultural mecca.

Students also learn about the social and artistic explosion that resulted and enabled African Americans to contribute with pride, to literature, music, stage performance, and art. Notable figures of the time will be showcased as students visit the time.

Mrs. Gipson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 341 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CAOMP Girls Casual Sleeveless Swing Dress, Organic Cotton, Spandex, Scoop Neck, Tagless, 11-12, Black • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
French Toast Big Boys' Long Sleeve Oxford Dress Shirt, White, 8 • Amazon Business $11.79 4 $47.16
Forum Novelties 20's Flapper Child Costume, Large • Amazon Business $14.20 3 $42.60
CAOMP Girls Casual Sleeveless Swing Dress, Organic Cotton, Spandex, Scoop Neck, Tagless, 13-14, Black • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
DreamHigh Flower Girls Bow Tie Lace Gloves • Amazon Business $8.98 4 $35.92
DreamHigh Women's Party Wedding 21" Long Satin Finger Gloves Black • Amazon Business $8.58 4 $34.32
Senker 2 Pack Men's Classic Herringbone Tweed Wool Blend Flat Cap Ivy Gatsby Newsboy Cabbie Driving Hat,C-black/Brown,One Size • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
French Toast Boys' Big Long Sleeve V-Neck Tee, Black, L (10/12) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
HDE Kid's Short Brim Trilby Fedora Hat (Black) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
flatwhite Girl 's Fashion Flapper Satin Dress Costume for Children (7-9 Y, Gold) • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Eseres Princess Tiara Full Round Wedding Crown for Brides Women Birthday Crown … • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Children Boys and Adults Suspenders - Extra Sturdy Polished Metal Clips(Amy green 27 inches (3 Years-9 Years) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Caomp Girls Casual Sleeveless Swing Dress, Organic Cotton, Spandex, Scoop Neck, Tagless Black 9/10 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Forum Novelties 20's Flapper Child Costume, Large • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Rhode Island Novelty Kids Plastic Trumpets (1 Dz) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Children Boys and Adults Suspenders - Extra Sturdy Polished Silver Metal Clips, Genuine Leather Crosspatch Perfect for Tuxedo, Red 27 inches (3 Years-9 Years) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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