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Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian from Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Different Papers +Different Learning Styles = Beautiful End Results

Help me give my students , especially my students with ADHD & autism who tend to have learning differences, origami art paper to be able to move as we learn geometry & cooperation skills.

  • $189 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2019.

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My Students

My evolving 21st century modern school library serves an eager to learn and inquisitive student population of almost 700 students. We are a Title I & Turnaround school with a 100% free or reduced breakfast and lunch population. Our transiency rate is roughly 39.1 which is significantly higher than the district average. Our ELL population is almost 50%. We have students who receive special education services from Resource Rooms specialists. We have three self-contained special education programs, including a primary autism class, an intermediate LIF (formerly MCS) class, and intermediate SEC (Severe Emotional Challenges) class.

All students of all abilities are welcomed & have the opportunity for instruction in the library - whether emergent readers, ADHD, above grade level, working on social skills and behaviors- the library is THE place to come and learn, and embedded in all our learning is that we are more alike than we are different.

My library not only emphasizes print and digital skills, but also social and cooperative skills & creative thinking skills which are needed to create successful 21st century learners.

My Project

One of the Three Cs In Library is Collaboration. Approximately every six weeks we have themed stations combining Collaboration & Library standards. This is purposeful planning on my part to address the wide variety of learning and social difference in our community. Often students with special needs have difficulty working with others. Learning to collaborate in a safe and supported environment with hands-on activities not only allows students to work on standards, but critical social skills as well. Students ask weekly where the origami books are located. This inspired me to create a session using origami, combining it with learning about different learning styles. Some people need to move. Some need to stand. Some need to talk. Some can learn with 2D paper and pencils, while others need to be able to work with their hands and create 3D representations.

Origami incorporates math skills, as well as being hands on and social opportunity which meets the learning styles of a variety of learner and behavior needs, especially my students with ADHD.

Collaborating increases social skills. It all ends in a beautiful and fun product they can take with them as a reminder that math, art and collaboration all go hand in hand. It is also a good reminder that we learn differently and can learn from each other.

Mrs. Smead, Teacher-Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
63255-1004 - Roylco Really Big Origami Paper - 12" x 12" Sheets, Package of 30 • Blick Art Materials $8.79 4 $35.16
11207-1002 - Origami Paper Assortment - Large, 9" x 9", Squares, 40 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $8.10 3 $24.30
11210-1369 - Origami Paper - 7" x 7", Double Sided, Pkg of 36 • Blick Art Materials $5.99 3 $17.97
12233-1040 - Folia Oragami Sheets - 8" x 8", Assorted, 500 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $15.50 1 $15.50
11210-0379 - Aitoh Color Foil Origami Paper - Double Sided, Pkg of 36 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $3.67 4 $14.68
11206-0359 - Colored Paper Assortment - 6" x 6", Assorted, Squares, 36 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $2.81 4 $11.24

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