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Mrs. Keller from York PA is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm Down Crafts

Help me give my students needed art supplies to aid in social skills instruction.

  • $518 goal

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My Students

My students are educated in a self-contained Therapeutic Emotional Support Classroom. They come from different backgrounds and all have diverse educational needs. The classroom is multi-age, so a variety of material is needed to reach all students.

My students are economically disadvantaged.

They have autism and/or behavioral difficulties. They need materials and instruction to keep them interested and engaged. They are a great group of kids who need some extra TLC. They are ready to take on new challenges and begin to soar.

My Project

My students have anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, and anger issues. Crafting helps them center themselves and calm down. When their hands are busy, their minds are busy, and the calming process begins! We utilize crafting during social skills time to develop coping strategies, to teach mindfulness and to celebrate creativity. I’m asking for painting supplies (brushes, paints, cups, paper) to promote all of the above skills. The crafting kit, buttons and sequins will be used to make collages about feelings and coping strategies. These items will be amazing in aiding us to help our students to express themselves in a healthy and effective manner.

Mrs. Keller
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12" x 18" Tru-Ray(r) Construction Paper (Case Pack) - Assorted • Kaplan Early Learning Company $87.51 1 $87.51
9 x 12 Tru-Ray(r) Construction Paper (Case Pack) - Assorted • Kaplan Early Learning Company $87.51 1 $87.51
PP274 - Classroom Collage Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
Crayola(r) Washable Tempera Paint (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Spill Proof Paint Cups • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 3 $22.83
Color Diffusing Paper • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 3 $22.83
VR717 - Washable Liquid Watercolors - 8-Color Set - 4 Ounces • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Chubby Brushes (set of 20) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
KW5851 - Art Tissue Paper - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF106 - Collage Buttons • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
TT297 - Collage Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
Pom Poms Bright Hues - 100 Count (Assorted Sizes) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61

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