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Mrs. Rutter from Charleston SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Zen in STEM

Help me give my students the opportunity to create artwork by supplying painting, coloring books, and knitting materials to investigate stress management research and techniques.

  • $303 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is located in Downtown Charleston, however, scholars are bused in from all around Charleston and it's neighboring communities. We are a very diverse school, with 44.2% of our population being African American, 2.4% being Hispanic, 1.9% being Asian, and 1.5 % being multiracial. 39% of our scholars receive free or reduced-price lunches. A lot of my students do not have the means to purchase basic school supplies, let alone an expensive graphing calculator.

We are a publicly funded school that focuses on both math and science curriculum.

Our mission is to educate students for success in their future by providing innovative learning environments. Each year, the students are provided at least one hands-on math or science experience through our STEMester program, which are student led projects. Some examples of STEMester projects include: Battle Bots, Urban Farming, Investigating and communicating Climate Change.

My Project

Students will explore the science of stress management and their developing brains. Students will learn how to decompress and relax from stressful situations.

They will develop their own stress management techniques through exploring yoga, journaling painting, knitting, and mediation.

Students will be creating artwork with the supplies provided to investigate stress reduction techniques.

With health experts, they will explore the body's stress response system - from their prefrontal cortex to their cortisol in their blood stream. Students will talk to current college students and college student life counselors about how to be successful in college while managing their stress. Students will develop individual or group expo projects or stress management seminars upon completion.

Mrs. Rutter
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
U.S. Art Supply Professional 36 Color Set of Acrylic Paint in Large 18ml Tubes - Rich Vivid Colors for Artists, Students, Beginners - Canvas Portrait Paintings - Bonus Color Mixing Wheel • Amazon Business $19.96 3 $59.88
PHOENIX Painting Canvas Panel Boards - 8x10 Inch / 12 Pack - 1/8 Inch Deep Super Value Pack for Oil & Acrylic Paint • Amazon Business $11.90 4 $47.60
Exquiss Knitting Needles Set-18 Pairs 18 Sizes Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles with Colored Tube + 36 Pcs 18 Sizes Single Pointed Bamboo Knitting Needles 2.0 mm-10.0 mm + Weaving Tools Knitting Kits • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Crayola Colored Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, Adult Coloring, 50 Count • Amazon Business $8.90 3 $26.70
BOSOBO Round-Pointed Paintbrush Sets, 10 Pack / 100 pcs Fine Tip Nylon Hair Wooden Handle Detail Artist Paint Brushes in Bulk for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Painting, Craft Ceramics Face Painting, Blue • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Adult Coloring Books Set - 3 Coloring Books for Grownups - 120 Unique Animals, Scenery & Mandalas Designs. Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation. • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97

Materials cost

$209.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$257.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.35

Total project goal

$302.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$302.35

7 Donors

-$296.18

Donations toward project cost

-$257.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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