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Ms. Richardson from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Color Me Calm

My students need coloring books, colored pencils, markers, and Instant Print photo paper to help keep them calm and centered.

  • $371 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

According to the last ACE survey, our city in Pennsylvania has one of the highest rates for students suffering from traumatic experiences. The zip code from where my students are from has one of the highest rates in the city. Some stories that have come across my desk range from abuse, addiction, shootings, hunger, and lack of both parents in the home. Students come with a lot of baggage to school. School to them is looked at as a safe haven to come to every day to get away from these traumas.

If the students don't know that you care, they won't care about what you're teaching them.

I make sure to create a learning environment for my students that make them feel relaxed and comfortable. I greet them at the door and let them know that this is our room, not just mine. Students know that my door is always open to them. This is why I have a hard time getting them to leave at the end of the day.

My Project

My students need coloring books, fine point markers, twistable crayons, and colored pencils to help keep them calm. These materials will be stored in their "Middle Space" all purpose area.

Students can use these supplies when they are feeling anxious or stressed out.

The materials can help calm them down and feel more centered. This is a quick activity that can be used right in our classroom to change the student's attitude during the day and put them on a better track to be more successful in their classrooms.

The camera and film will be used to show off our students on bulletin boards!

Ms. Richardson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera (Blue) with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology • Amazon Business $89.98 1 $89.98
Sharpie 1983255 Permanent Markers Ultimate Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 115 Count • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Polaroid 2x3ʺ Premium ZINK Zero Photo Paper 20-Pack - Compatible with Polaroid Snap/SnapTouch Instant Print Digital Cameras & Polaroid ZIP Mobile Photo Printer • Amazon Business $8.88 3 $26.64
Crayola Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Great for Adult Coloring, 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
Studio Series Colored Pencil Set (Set of 30) (Multilingual Edition) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Notebook Doodles Amazing Me!: Coloring & Activity Book (Design Originals) 32 Inspiring Designs; Beginner-Friendly Empowering Art Activities for Tweens, on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals): 30 Beginner-Friendly Relaxing & Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper that Resists Bleed Through • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Emoji: An Emoji Coloring Book for Kids with 50+ Funny, Cute, and Easy Coloring Pages • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils, 30 Assorted Colors/Pack (687409) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Coloring Books For Boys: Cool Coloring Book For Boys Aged 6-12 • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Big Mandalas to Color for Relaxation, Book 1 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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