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Ms. Diaz from Baltimore MD is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Therapeutic Classroom Materials

Help me give my students the opportunity to express themselves artistically with crayons, paint, pencils and other basic classroom materials.

  • $277 goal

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My Students

I am a mental health counselor working in West Baltimore. I provide intensive mental health services to children ages 5-12 in a Child's Psychiatric Day Program in need of intensive treatment for failure to thrive in the classroom and/or community. The students who come to the Partial Day Program come referred by their school or current outpatient mental health provider for a higher level of care.

The Child's Partial Hospitalization Empowerment Program emphasizes improving one's well-being.

The children that come to the program receive schooling, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. I assist my students' emotional, behavioral, and social challenges that compromise their ability to succeed academically.

Every day, I work to alleviate behavioral or emotional concerns.

Behaviors cited most frequently include students who:

-are unable to resolve interpersonal conflicts

-have poor decision-making, problem-solving skills

-are disobedient, disrespectful, stubborn

-lack motivation

-have poor self-image, make negative self-statements

-have low self-confidence, avoid the difficult

-are depressed, unhappy

My Project

The resources that I have selected for this project are basic materials needed in any therapeutic classroom environment. I will have my special needs students utilize the resources through the use of art therapy.

Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability.

One of the most common activities to encourage relaxation in children are sensory bottles or sometimes called calm down bottles. I will utilize the paint, glitter, and glue to help my students create claiming bottles. The construction paper, paint brushes, and paint will be used for children to express their emotions. The essential oils will be used to help create a calming environment.

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

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Crayons (24 Count), Crayola Colored Pencils in Assorted Colors (12 Count), Crayola (10ct) Classic Fine Line Markers, and Crayola (10ct) Classic Broad Line Markers Holiday Bundle • Amazon Business $10.54 3 $31.62
Puffy Paints, Magicfly 40 Colors 3D Fabric Paint with 3 Brushes and Stencils, Permanent Textile Paint with Fluorescent, Glow in The Dark, Glitter, Metallic Colors for Clothing, T-Shirt, Glass and Wood • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 320 pencils • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Teenitor Fine Glitter, 32 Jars 8g Each Glitter Set, 32 Assorted Color Arts and Craft glitter, Eyeshadow Makeup Nail Art Pigment Glitter, Glitter for slime • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $19.44 1 $19.44
The Tao of Tea, Handrolled Jasmine Pearls Green Tea, Loose Leaf, 3 Ounce Tin • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
Pacon Lightweight Super Value Construction Paper P6555, 9" x 12", 10 Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Top 6 Aromatherapy Oils 100% Pure Basic Essential Aromatherapy Oils Gift Set with Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Lavender, Orange, Eucalyptus Flavors (Top 6, 10ml) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
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
Neliblu Bulk Party Bubbles - 12 Pack 2 Oz Bubble Bottles with Wands - Summer Fun Toys, Party Favors, Goody Bag Stuffers Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48

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