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Ms. Roman from Meriden CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coloring to Promote Relaxation & Relationships

Help me give my students materials to promote mindfulness and engagement through coloring!

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school community (grades 9-12) encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment. Many of our students have difficulty seeing the value of education and they have limited resources to help support their emotional, personal, and educational growth.

While I try to do what I can to engage my students it has become an increasingly difficult task.

Like most young adults my students are engrossed in the present (friends and social media) and cannot see beyond that to the importance of their school experience. As a result, students are disengaged in the classroom. Many students have attendance issues, and many also have a difficult time focusing on daily classroom tasks.

My goal is to engage students in their high school experience so that they can take control of their education and their futures!

My Project

I would love to use these coloring materials to help my students unwind and relax from their stressful lives. Many students bring stress into the classroom which causes them to become disengaged and disconnected from our classroom tasks.

I want to use the coloring materials so all students have a productive way to unwind and ease the stress from their lives.

All students deserve the opportunity to learn and engage in their daily educational learning. Because students come into the classroom with anxiety and stress it becomes difficult for them to focus. I want my students to be able to grab a coloring book and free their minds of worries so they can better focus on their learning and become engaged in classroom activities.

Because adult coloring books are so detailed they also provide an opportunity for "collaborative coloring" where one student can pick up and continue coloring where another student left off. This unique opportunity will also allow students to build relationships through their collaboration. The organization tools will allow the materials to be displayed in a way for all to see and access so anyone can pick up coloring materials, dig in, and begin to find a sense of relaxation and mindfulness so students can focus on their learning!

Ms. Roman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shuttle Art 136 Colored Pencils, Soft Core Color Pencil Set for Adult Coloring Books Artist Drawing Sketching Crafting • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
SimpleHouseware 6 Trays Desktop Document Letter Tray Organizer, Silver • Amazon Business $20.87 1 $20.87
24 Fineliner Color Pens Set, Taotree Fine Line Colored Sketch Writing Drawing Pens for Journal Planner Note Taking and Coloring Book, Porous Fine Point Pens Markers • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Adult Coloring Books Set - 3 Coloring Books For Grownups - 120 Unique Animals, Scenery & Mandalas Designs. Coloring books for adults relaxation. • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Workablez Magnetic Pencil Holder - 3 Generous Compartments Magnetic Storage Basket Organizer - Extra Strong Magnets - Perfect Mesh Pen Holder to Hold Whiteboard, Locker Accessories • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
1InTheOffice Pencil Pouch 3 Ring, Black,"2 Pack" (Canvas Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coloring Book For Teens: Anti-Stress Designs Vol 8 (Coloring Books For Teens) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coloring Book For Teens: Anti-Stress Designs Vol 2 (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coloring Books For Teen Girls Vol 1: Detailed Designs: Complex Designs For Older Girls & Teenagers; Zendoodle Owls, Butterflies, Flowers, Leaves, Landscapes, Swirls & Patterns • 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
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 Much More: Coloring Book For Adults • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20

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