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Ms. Shelman from Portland OR is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Friendly Loom For Art Class

My students need a Friendly Loom.

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In my art room, students learn so much more than just drawing or painting. Students explore a wide variety of mediums while participating in projects that integrate with what they are learning in their homerooms.

My students are a diverse bunch.

They come from a wide variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Different cultures are represented everywhere at our school and particularly celebrated in the art room. Our school is a Title I school with 85% of students receiving free and reduced lunch. More than half of our students participate in a two-way Spanish immersion program. For our Spanish immersion students, even art class is in Spanish!

My Project

In my first year as an art teacher at this school, I have learned the importance of relationship building. I set up my classroom so that students always know what to do and I can focus on helping each individual be successful. One of the biggest challenges in the art room is creating meaningful work for early finishers so that I can devote my attention to those who need a little extra push to complete their projects. The Friendly Loom allows up to eight students to work on a collaborative weaving piece while developing their motor skills. I envision having the loom be an option for students who finish early as well as those who need to take a quiet break.

This loom will support my goal of creating a classroom community where all students are engaged and successful.

It will help create a calm learning environment where I can give each student the attention he or she deserves. The finished weaving will be a multi-age, collaborative piece that can be displayed to reinforce the sense of community at our school.

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Ms. Shelman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harrisville Designs - The Friendly Loom™ • Nasco $290.75 1 $290.75

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