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Ms. B. from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coloring and Journaling

Help me give my students options to keep them engaged and interested in school.

  • $517 goal

This project expired on March 12, 2019.

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My Students

I am a school social worker at a high school in an urban school district. My students come from diverse backgrounds. In addition to school, many students have jobs and other responsibilities at home which adds to their stress levels. My students struggle to manage social, academic, and home demands throughout their day. 67% of students receive free or reduced lunch.

My students face many barriers to achieving academic success.

Many have experienced trauma and have difficulty coming to school regularly. When they do come to school, many struggle to achieve academic success in the classroom. They lack the coping skills needed to manage stress and find academic success.

My Project

These materials will give my students options when they are feeling stressed and disengaged in school. My students need things to do to keep them in school and in class. They have difficulty remaining engaged in their classes and attending classes regularly. When they miss class they fall behind and fail academically.

I want to give my struggling students coloring books, colored pencils, blank journals, and fancy pens.

These items will help engage my students by giving them creative outlets when they are struggling to stay in school and in their classes. By having something to occupy their hands they will be able to stay in class and complete their academic demands. My students often try to multitask with their electronic devices and I hope that having blank journals and coloring pages will allow them to multitask in a less distracting and disengaged manner. These items will engage those students struggling with attendance and academic failure. Students will learn creative ways to remain in class and engaged with school.

Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
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
Crazy Aaron's 11 Pack Putty Mini Tin Assortment. • Amazon Business $37.95 2 $75.90
Crazy Aaron's Mixed by Me Thinking Putty Kit - Hypercolor • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Crayola Colored Pencils 12 Each (Pack of 24), Pre-sharpened, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $37.48 1 $37.48
Hygloss Products Colorful Paperback Blank Books - Sketch, Writing, Journaling, Coloring Book for Children and Adults - 5.5" x 8.5", Pack of 20 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
White Blank Books with Hardcovers 8.5"W x 11"H (6 Books / Pack) • Amazon Business $24.28 1 $24.28
White Blank Books with Hardcovers 6"W x 8"H (6 Books / Pack) by Ashley Productions • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Shuttle Art 120 Unique Colors (No Duplicates) Gel Pens Gel Pen Set for Adult Coloring Books Art Markers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Action Publishing Coloring Book: Garden Paths · Garden Scenes and Intricate Animal Designs for Stress Relief, Relaxation and Creativity · Large (8.6 x 11.75 inches) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Multicolor Pen in One - 24 Pack of 6-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Multi Color Pens - 6 Vivid Colors in Every Shuttle Pen - Best for Fast Learning - Includes an E-book By Hieno Supplies • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
B-THERE Adult Coloring Books, Over 125 Different Designs Combined, Mandala Coloring Books for Adults with Detailed Flower Designs Printed on Heavy Paper, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
World of Flowers: A Coloring Book and Floral Adventure • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Bullet Journal Pens No Bleed - Set of 24-0.4mm Fine Tip Markers - 24 Vivid Colors - Minimal Bleed - Best for Bullet Journal - Art Fineliner Pen Set with Box for Carrying - By Hieno Supplies • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Smart Colored Pens for Bullet Journal Planner 2018-2019, Fine Point Pens Fine Tip Drawing Pens Colorful Markers for Journaling Writing Note Taking Calendar Art Coloring (36 Colors) (36 Colors) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Best of ColorIt Adult Coloring Book - Features 30 Original Hand Drawn Designs Printed on Artist Quality Paper with Hardback Covers, Spiral Binding, Perforated Pages, and Bonus Blotter by ColorIt • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Rainbow Mini Notes (125 ct) With Wooden Stylus • 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
Pluqis Premium Art Colored Pencils, Set of 50 Colors in Tin Case | Pre-Sharpened & Richer Artist-Grade Pigments for College Students, School Supplies and Adults Coloring and Drawing Books • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Anime Coloring Book: Coloring Book for Adults and Teens (Grayscale Coloring Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coloring Book for Adults: Amazing Swirls • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Adult Coloring Book : Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And So M • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Designs Animals, Mandalas, Flowers, Paisley Patterns And Beautiful Artwork • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs • Amazon Business $5.32 1 $5.32
Joyful Inspiration Adult Coloring Book (31 stress-relieving designs) (Artists' Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Zen Garden Adult Coloring Book (31 stress-relieving designs) (Artists' Coloring Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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