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Ms. Gillihan from Chicago IL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Emotional Resources

Help me give my students a cozy environment, an iPad and calming tools needed for emotional growth.

  • $962 goal

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My Students

At our school, we teach the whole student by focusing on their social emotional needs as well as their academic. Our students have faced and continue to face a variety of trauma. To meet their needs, social emotional skills are taught daily.

Social emotional resources are crucial to students' success both in and out of the classroom.

With the right resources, students will be able to navigate their emotions in a healthy way. Learning exercises like mindfulness and meditation, as well as having a supportive environment, will allow students to cope with what may be impeding on their abilities to reach their full potential. We want to be able to provide the resources that our students need in order to thrive emotionally, socially and academically.

My Project

A cozy and welcoming area are key for students to begin emotional growth. The requested cotton craft rug and floor seats will provide students a comfortable area where students will identify their emotions and the cause of them. Once students identify their emotions and the cause, they will then decide what they will do next based off their reflection.

With an iPad, students can download mindfulness and meditation apps that will help them make positive choices when feeling down or angry.

Calming tools such as stress ball, activity books and puzzles can be used in the calm down corner. Art will be used as a form of therapy and students can indulge in painting, drawing and coloring when needed. The calm down corner will provide students resources that will allow students to take control of their emotions and make positive and healthy decisions.

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

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $60.99 1 $60.99
Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business $56.92 1 $56.92
Cotton Craft - 4x6 Feet Rectangular Rag Rug - Multi Chindi Braid Rug, Hand Woven & Reversible - Handwoven from Multi-Color Vibrant Fabric Rags • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Linenspa Shredded Foam Reading Pillow - Perfect for Adults, Teens, and Kids - Velour Cover - 3 Year Warranty • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Sound Bar, 20W Soundbar Wired and Wireless Bluetooth Audio Stereo, Bluetooth Home Theater TV Speaker, AwesomeWare Surround Sound Bar for TV, PC, Cellphone, Tablets Projector and Wireless Devices • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
12 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back And ON/OFF Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown(White,Blue,Orange) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $9.96 3 $29.88
Mini Game Books, Package of 72 • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
BMOUO Case for New iPad 9.7 Inch 2018/2017 - Shockproof Case Light Weight Kids Case Cover Handle Stand Case for iPad 9.7 Inch 2017/2018 New Model - Blue • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Artlicious Canvas Panels 12 Pack - 8"X10" Super Value Pack- Artist Canvas Boards for Painting • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Acrylic Paint Brush Set, 5 packs/50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for All Purpose Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Kits • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kidsco Mini Word Search Activity Books - Pack Of 12 - For Kids 6 Pages Each 5" X 7" – 12 Puzzles To Solve – For Boys And Girls Great Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Gift, Prize – By • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
USA Map Wooden Puzzle - 17 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Board Learn United States and Capitals, Educational Fun Learning Toy for Kids Girls and Boys • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87

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