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Mrs. Zeigler from Odessa TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art/Expressive Therapy

My students need a camera to expressive themselves through images and construction paper and different writing tools to express their feelings and emotions.

  • $827 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am the school guidance counselor at a Title I school. I visit with multiple students on a daily basis. I want to provide my students with emotional and academic support. A quote I like to use is "Take one bite at a time." I want to help my students be successful in life!

My students are majority Hispanic, they come from low income homes.

They are eager to learn. Teachers and staff at our school want to provide them every opportunity they can to learn and prosper. Our school has a dual language program that offers students an opportunity to acquire two languages. This year we implemented houses or teams for students to be a part of. The students can earn points for various things throughout their day for their house. Our school is unified but yet very competitive. We hope with our house system that students take ownership of their learning and can become successful. This year we also implemented a school store. The students have opportunities to earn pretend cash to purchase items from the store. I feel we are teaching students to take ownership of who they can become.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will help my students express their emotions through art in various ways. I feel using some of the art students create we can display around our school. I want to make students aware that it is okay to express your emotions but in safe and fun ways. We have a lot of families at our school who are going through difficult times, our students don't know how to deal with the problems they are facing. I know art is fun and it is not offered in our school. I feel when students come to visit me for counseling we can express those emotions through art. I would like to provide group counseling for certain students and have materials available for those counseling sessions. I would like the students to also be able to take away things they create and share them with family and friends. Their creations will help them be able to speak about their emotions and how they are going to deal with those emotions.

I do not have a classroom but as the school counselor I want to provide my students tools so they can express their emotions through art.

This is going to change students' lives by letting them understand that there are other outlets to relieve stress of our daily lives. I feel my students will appreciate having fun with the tools I provide them to create images or items of how they feel. I also would like to use photography with students so they also can express ways they feel.

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Mrs. Zeigler
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polaroid - Z2300W 10.0MP Digital Instant Print Camera - White • Best Buy Education $168.72 1 $168.72
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA342 - Washable Fingerpaint - 10-Color Set - Pints • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
Giant Alphabet Stampers Uppercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.86 1 $28.86
AA103 - Pastel Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Crayola(r) Washable Tempera Paint (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
TC172GR - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172BU - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172RD - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172VT - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA416 - Classroom Carry-All • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RA188 - Lakeshore Dough Cutters Bucket • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Non-Spill Paint Pots & Brushes Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
8 Piece Teacher Stamp Set 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
LL156 - Lakeshore Scissors Set - Blunt-Tip • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Kaplan Kolors Finger Paint 16 Ounce (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
SanDisk - Extreme 8 GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - 1 Card • Best Buy Education $13.06 1 $13.06
KW5851 - Art Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
Binney & Smith Crayola Long Colored Pencil Set, 50/St • Staples Advantage $10.29 1 $10.29
RA442 - Nonhardening Modeling Clay Bucket - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
VR516 - Washable Watercolor Brush Pens - 8-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
TA4109 - Manila Drawing Paper - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TS108 - Rainbow Scratch Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
Crayola Washable Window Crayons • Staples Advantage $6.99 1 $6.99
TD271 - White Tagboard - 9" x 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
Lowepro - Geneva 10 Camera Case - Black • Best Buy Education $5.29 1 $5.29
Binney & Smith Crayola Nonwashable Regular Markers, Conical Tip, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.11 2 $4.22
Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Marker, Assorted, 8/Pack • Staples Advantage $3.76 1 $3.76
Binney & Smith Crayola Large Crayons, 16 Count • Staples Advantage $3.29 1 $3.29
Binney & Smith Crayola Crayons, Assorted 64-Color Set • Staples Advantage $2.98 1 $2.98
TA50MA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50VT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50GB - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Bright Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50RD - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19

Materials cost

$662.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$702.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.92

Total project goal

$826.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$826.13

7 Donors

-$410.42

Donations toward project cost

-$353.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.06

match offer

-$410.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$348.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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