Our school is an alternative school for children that suffer from genetic mental illness, emotional disturbances, and cognitive developmental issues, to name a few. Our students have a great capacity to love. Most suffer from these disorders due to a traumatic experience in their past that has prevented them from progressing with their classmates at a base school.
As the art teacher, my job is to help them learn to regulate their emotions in a healthy way and eventually get them back to their base school to be with their old friends.
Each year, I find ways for our students to express themselves and artistic and insightful ways. In an effort to continue this tradition, I want to provide my students with the opportunity to build masks.
These masks will give my students a chance to show others around them what they see in themselves without necessarily having to discuss it.
The hardest thing for our students to do is express themselves. While many of us take such a simple thing for granted, our children fear expression because they see being different as the enemy when all they want is to fit in.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Sperger.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Sperger and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.