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Mrs. Nibberich from Dorchester MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Safe Space for Immigrant Students

My students need a safe, welcoming, and comforting classroom space to take a break when they feel overwhelmed.

  • $414 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse linguistic, educational, and cultural backgrounds but they all have one thing in common: a strong desire to learn English.

I strive to make my classroom a caring, supportive environment that welcomes and supports students of all backgrounds, but academic support alone cannot provide all they need.

The stresses of learning a new language and living in a new country can be overwhelming. In addition, many of my students have experienced homelessness or trauma which makes the new academic tasks even more challenging.

My Project

These materials will help me set up a corner in my classroom where students can take a "brain break." The corner will give students the opportunity to sit comfortably and engage their mind in something non-academic.

For those students who have experienced trauma, a quiet space to take a break can be critical to reducing potential triggers.

All of the items in this cart will help with stress-reduction and relaxation.

Those who are artistically inclined will use the gel pens or white boards to create and frame their artwork for display in and out of the classroom. Those who benefit from listening music will find respite from the classroom using noise blocking headphones. Those who simply need to release anxiety can have a separate, organized, and comfortable place to do so.

The products in this cart will ensure that our space stays sustainable for the entire year, and that the activities available in the space can be practiced by the whole class before students try them out independently.

Mrs. Nibberich
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linenspa Shredded Foam Reading Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - Velour Cover - 3 Year Warranty • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
MCS 8x10 Inch Format Frame 12-Pack, Black (65553) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Sony - Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones - Black • Best Buy Education $30.16 1 $30.16
KC70 - Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
57010-1002-Fiskars Scissors - Class Pack of 12, Pointed, 5", 2" Cut • Blick Art Materials $24.65 1 $24.65
00847-1401-Sargent Art Gel Pens - Assorted Colors, Set of 100 • Blick Art Materials $18.39 1 $18.39
RR423 - Write & Wipe Lapboard Erasers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Deco 79 Metal/Glass Quarter Hourglass with 15 Minutes Time Interval • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $9.95 1 $9.95
11319-2021-Pacon Card Stock - Black, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.84 1 $9.84
11319-1211-Pacon Card Stock - Hyper Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.84 1 $9.84
11319-1111-Pacon Card Stock - Pastel Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.84 1 $9.84
11319-1021-Pacon Card Stock - White, 8-1/2" x 11", Pkg of 100 • Blick Art Materials $9.84 1 $9.84
63294-1005-Ball Mason Jar, Jelly Jar, 4", 8 oz • Blick Art Materials $1.88 5 $9.40
DD104 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 8-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.49 1 $7.49

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