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  • $432 goal

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Ms. Pitts
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

My students need art supplies to allow them to engage in activities that enhance their curriculum as they study English and Spanish colonies.

My Students

So often students sit in a class, read about events of long ago, and are never engaged in their own learning process. Through "Walk a Mile in Their Shoes", students will study what life was like in colonial America then design various art projects to supplement and enhance their learning.

Our school is a small public school in a rural county in South Carolina.

The resources available to our school are very limited. Many of our students love art , but with our limited budget , few supplies are available for our students. Our students are primarily from families, of all types, who care a great deal about their education while providing for their educational needs as they are able. The students in our school thrive on engaging lessons taught through hands-on experiences.

My Project

My Project: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes will enable students to learn, first-hand, about life in colonial America in a fun and engaging manner. Students will record researched information in their interactive notebook to share with other students. This information will be related to similarities and differences of the Spanish and English colonies. Students will then design a piece of pottery reflecting one aspect of the colonies. Each piece of pottery will be decorated to demonstrate one piece of learned material. Students will also decorate a canvas shoe to represent a person found in a colony: a soldier, a colonist, religious leader, blacksmith,etc. The shoe will be designed so that it reflects information about each type of person living there. My students love to participate in activities that engage them in learning. This unit does just that! Students, while designing various art projects, will be "doing " history, not just reading about it!

"Walk a Mile in Their Shoes" will give students an opportunity to design various art projects while also learning history.

All art projects will be on display for students and others in the community to see. Students will understand that history can be brought to life through art and it is not just something you read about in a book.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DECOFABRIC MARKER/PRMRY CLRS 6/PK • Blick Art Materials $15.45 15 $231.75
CRAYOLA AIR DRY CLAY/TERRA COTTA 2.5LB BK • Blick Art Materials $4.67 10 $46.70
TRU-RAY CONST PAPER/ASSORTED 9X12 • Blick Art Materials $1.69 5 $8.45
PRANG TEMPERA/BRN PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/GRN PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/ORG PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/RED PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/WHT PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/YLW PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39
PRANG TEMPERA/BLK PT • Blick Art Materials $3.39 1 $3.39

Materials cost

$310.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.80

Total project goal

$431.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.99

7 Donors

-$215.99

Donations toward project cost

-$183.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.40

match offer

-$216.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$183.60

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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