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Mrs. Gelder from Canby OR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coloring Outside the Lines

My students need a collection of art supplies to make social skills curriculum more hands-on and engaging.

  • $168 goal

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My Students

The alternative students in my class are a diverse group, with diverse needs, from diverse backgrounds. They are united in the struggle of navigating the academic, social, and emotional trials of the high school experience.

The Alternative Placement classroom creates a community which welcomes every student, providing them with a space to build friendships and experience success.

My nontraditional students need a safe space where they can be given the tools, skills, and support they need to look towards the future and achieve their goals.

My Project

Being a modern day teenager is tougher than you can imagine. Students are expected to fit a mold and color inside the lines...but what happens when you can't color inside the lines? Or won't color inside the lines? Or thought that's what you were doing and can't figure out why others think it looks all wrong?

My students' best resource is each other - which is why we spend a day a week focusing on communication, social skills and building relationships.

My students need an assortment of art supplies, such as craft paper and art pens, to help us create an array of different activities to motivate and engage students to express themselves in open communication. They may not always color inside the line - but that doesn't mean their works of art aren't meant to be seen and shared with others. We are also requesting the materials to make dreamcatchers and use for other crafts, as we talk about our dreams and plan for future goals. These art supplies will help students express themselves, open themselves to communication, and be the building blocks for learning more about social skills as we navigate the difficult world of being a modern teenager.

Mrs. Gelder
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
eBoot 5 Pack Gold Metal Rings Hoops Macrame Rings for Dream Catcher and Crafts (4 Inch) • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
Glitter Gel Pens by Color Technik, Set of 50 Individual Colors, 40% More Ink. Largest Non-Toxic Artist Quality Glitter Set By Color Technik, Perfect For Adult Coloring Books Etc. Great Gift Idea! • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Pacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 500 Sheets (6555) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Realeather Crafts Suede Lace, 0.125-Inch Wide 25-Yard Spool, Beige • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Crayola Fine Line Markers, 40 Count, Assorted Colors, Adult Coloring • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
264 Yards 150D Leather Sewing Waxed Thread Cord for Leather Craft DIY, 1mm Diameter,8 Colors Thread Cord,Each of 33 Yards • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ColorBok 73490A Designer Paper Pad Mint Julip, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 73480A Designer Paper Pad Wild & Free, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
ColorBok 68230B Designer Paper Pad Delilah, 12" x 12" • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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