Help me give my students tee shirts and tie dye supplies for a classroom project.
My 3rd grade students attend a public elementary school in northern California with a total enrollment of slightly over 500 students. Our school is considered to be a "School-wide Title I" school, with about 90% of our students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunches. Many come from immigrant families, and most students have few, if any, family members with formal educations beyond high school. My students see and often experience violence in their community, yet they are eager and excited to be in school and have opportunities to learn.
It often seems that my students are judged based solely on their standardized test scores, but I pity those who are unable to look past that single metric to recognize how strong, resilient, and amazing my students are.
While school can be challenging for many of my students due to the external pressures that they experience, they KNOW that they can be successful...they just might need a little more time and a little more support.
I was inspired to do this project when I complimented one of my fellow summer camp instructors on her tie dye shirt. I was surprised when she told that she had made it in elementary school, and I knew instantly that I wanted to create shirts with my students this school year. With these supplies we can design our own shirts in a fun and unique way.
Tie dying shirts is an exciting hands-on activity that yields a product the students can wear to build a sense of community.
I teach at a school with both English and bilingual classes in each grade. One of our goals this year is to create more opportunities for our students to interact with each other as a grade level. For the third-grade team we want to do monthly activities for all three classes to do together, and this will be the first one. We will have a big tie dye party, and then we can all wear our shirts on the same days to create a sense of third grade pride and unity.
The tie dye activity will be an exercise of color and creativity, in addition to following instructions and working as a team. I’m looking forward to big reveal, when the students get to see how their shirts turned out, and I hope it is something they will cherish for years to come.
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|Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, S • Amazon Business||$13.99||2||$27.98|
|Fruit of the Loom Boys' Cotton White T Shirt, ice, M • Amazon Business||$13.99||2||$27.98|
|IRIS USA, Inc. TB-42 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, Clear, 6 Stack and Pull • Amazon Business||$21.58||1||$21.58|
|Tulip One-step Tie-Dye Party Kit • Amazon Business||$16.00||1||$16.00|
|Kiddiz Gloves: Eco-friendly Disposable Gloves for Kids Ages 3 - 8 (100 count) • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Amazon Brand - Solimo Freezer Gallon Bags, 90 Count • Amazon Business||$10.49||1||$10.49|
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