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Mrs. Granda from Parma OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Calm Art Room for Creative Kids with ADHD and Autism!

My students need 2 lava lamps, an air purifying Himalayan salt lamp with lavender oil diffuser, extra bulbs, lavender essential oil, and 2 peaceful art posters.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

I am the art teacher at a Northern Ohio charter school for students who have been diagnosed with ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome (high functioning autism). Our school is a special education program founded on the principle that every child can learn. I teach 200 students at all grade levels (K-12).

I love my teaching assignment because I get to deliver art education to kids who all think outside of the box!

Most of my students are incredibly creative, and they are all open to learning about new art styles and techniques. The art classroom is a safe space for this special group of sensitive kids. I aim to create a place where their wild ideas and self expression are encouraged!

My Project

I have noticed that when my students relax, they create their best artwork. I am asking for materials, which will help make my art classroom an even more calm, inspiring environment for my students. Lava lamps are especially calming for my students when they feel frustrated or overwhelmed. Watching the smooth liquid flow up and down relaxes the mind while brainstorming ideas for an art project. I would also like to introduce an air purifying Himalayan salt lamp to the classroom. The combination of the warm glow of the salt rock and the scent of lavender essential oil will surely create a calm art-making environment. I am also asking for 2 art posters which center around the idea of peace. I am hoping these visual cues will remind students that they are safe to be themselves and share ideas in a peaceful classroom.

Please help my happy, huggable, and hyper students learn to relax in the calm atmosphere of our art classroom.

Your donation will help decrease frustration and increase creativity for a very special group of young artists!

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Mrs. Granda
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WBM Himalayan Light # 1401 Aroma Therapy & Natural Air Purifying Himalayan Salt Lamp with Neem Wood Base, Bulb, Lavender oil and Dimmer switch • Amazon $29.97 1 $29.97
Lava Lite 5225 16.3-Inch Silver Base Lava Lamp, Yellow/Purple • Amazon $22.42 1 $22.42
Lava Lite 2124 Classic 14.5-Inch 20-Ounce Silver Lava Lamp, Yellow Wax/Blue Liquid • Amazon $13.00 1 $13.00
NOW Foods Lavender Oil, 2 ounce • Amazon $12.83 1 $12.83
Make Art Not War by Shepard Fairey 18"x24" Art Print Poster • Amazon $11.98 1 $11.98
Lora Zombie Oil (Girl Giving Peace Sign) Abstract Modern Decorative Illustration Art Poster Print 11x14 • Amazon $9.95 1 $9.95
25 Watt tubular bulbs for Himalayan Salt Lamps (Package of 6 bulbs) - fits E12 Socket • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99

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