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Ms. Rojas from Milwaukee WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Quiet Classroom When Great Students Have Rough Moments

Help me give my students a calming environment so that they can explore and name their emotions in a healthy way.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 18-21 year-old young adults with a variety of emotional challenges and disabilities in our high school. Some have explosive behaviors which impact the entire classroom environment while others are more self-destructive. My students are capable of great learning. However; their sporadic behaviors hinder their academic progress, which makes supports all that much more crucial. I work with each student individually and as small groups to help them learn to process and communicate their emotions in a socially acceptable manner.

My Project

Losing control of one's emotions can be scary. My students are angry, confused, and unable to control their reactions to certain stimuli. My job is to aid them navigate their feelings and responses in a healthy and safe environment. Please help establish this safe space. In order to do this, I need to change the aesthetics of the room from something cold and hard to something more homey. I can accomplish this by adding lamps, art and a small water feature to the room.I dont know all of their various backgrounds, but, I am hoping they will feel safe with me. I am hoping they will feel comfortable enough to relax and allow me to guide them through the process of emotional repair. It is hard enough to be a teenager, but to display such a range of emotions in front of peers and teachers adds a whole new degree of difficulty. I am creating a safe place for students to relax, reflect and regain control. A space where they get in touch with their feelings so that they can become viable members of the classroom and the community.

Ms. Rojas
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adesso 3 Piece Lamp Set, Bronze (1587-26) • $102.59 1 $102.59
Trademark Fine Art 32" x 10" Canvas Wall Art, Set/3 • $89.99 1 $89.99
Amanti Art "Teamwork (Climbers)" Framed Print Art, 18.12" x 15.12" • $84.59 1 $84.59
Diamond Decor "Feelings" Framed Print Art, 21" x 27" • $70.19 1 $70.19
S&S Coloring Book Set, 6/Pack • $28.89 1 $28.89
Pure Garden Triple Jug Tabletop Fountain with LED Lights • $27.89 1 $27.89
SmileMakers Earth Squeeze Balls 12 PCS • $11.89 2 $23.78
Command Picture Hanging Assortment Kit (50 piece), White/Clear, Assorted (17213-ES) • $15.29 1 $15.29
GE Lighting 3-Way 50/100/150 Watts Soft White Incandescent Bulb (97494) • $1.69 6 $10.14

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