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

Therapeutic Coloring to De-Stress and Calm us Down!

Help me give my students fine tip markers and coloring books for therapeutic coloring to help students de-stress and clear their heads.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

This school year has been filled with many changes and exciting lessons. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are tough, but fun years. My students try their hardest despite their academic and behavioral issues. It is my hope to instill in them the knowledge to get them through their last years in elementary school, as well as to prepare them for high school and beyond. I strive to create a warm, safe, and welcoming learning environment where every student feels successful and loved.

I teach in a low-poverty neighborhood in Chicago.

My students are predominately Hispanic and African American. All of them receive special education services for academics and/or behavior. Although they struggle on a daily basis, they are motivated to do well and strive to work to their highest potential. They are hard working and excited to learn. My 6th, 7th and 8th graders deserve the best education, materials, technology, and books that I can get for them. I want their last years in elementary school to be filled with many academic achievements and great memories.

My Project

Our school is trying something new for quarter 2. We are allowing all students to choose an activity each Friday to complete. The activities range from karate, to computer games, to arts and crafts. I am not an artsy person, but I love coloring and I think the therapeutic effects of coloring are amazing.

I want to create an environment for students to come de-stress, calm down, and release any tension through coloring.

I plan to have a variety of pictures to color, markers to use, and music to listen to. I want to create a calm environment with relaxing lighting, calming music, and stress free activities. The markers will be used to color different pictures and the coloring books will be used for the students to choose what they want to color. The different lights will be used to create a calm, anxiety free atmosphere for the students to de-stress and relax.

Supporting my project will allow my diverse learner students and general education students to have an opportunity to de-stress in a way they may not have tried before. Thank you for supporting my project and my students!

Ms. Crnjak
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LED String Lights, by myCozyLite, Plug in String Lights, 49Ft 100 LED Warm White Globe lights with Timer, Waterproof, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use with 30V Low Voltage Transformer, Extendable • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
48 Color Super Markers Watercolor Soft Flexible Brush Tip Pens Set - Fine & Broad Lines, Vibrant Colors - Children & Adult Coloring Books, Manga, Comic, Calligraphy, Art • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
LED String Lights, by myCozyLite, Plug in String Lights, 49Ft 100 LED Warm White Globe lights with Timer, Waterproof, Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use with 30V Low Voltage Transformer, Extendable • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
60 Dual Tip Brush Pens Art Markers, Fine liner Brush Tip Double Colored Pens Set for Adult Coloring Books Bullet Journal Note Taking Drawing Planner Art Project • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
14.5-Inch Gold Base Lamp with Rainbow Glitter Wax in Clear Liquid • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
66 Ft 200LEDs Waterproof starry fairy copper string lights USB Powered for Bedroom Indoor Outdoor Warm White Ambiance Lighting for Patio Wedding Decor Power Adapter Included • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
66 Ft 200LEDs Waterproof starry fairy copper string lights USB Powered for Bedroom Indoor Outdoor Warm White Ambiance Lighting for Patio Wedding Decor Power Adapter Included • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Studio Series Fine-Line Marker Set (30 colors, 0.4mm tip)(Perfect for Coloring and Bullet Journaling) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Pentel EnerGel RTX Retractable Liquid Gel Pen, Medium Line, Metal Tip, Assorted Ink, 8-Pack (BL77BP8M) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Zivisk LED Photo Clips String Lights - 16.4 Ft 50 LED Battery Powered - Hanging Photos Pictures Cards Memos Artwork - Perfect for Home, Wedding, Party, Festival Decoration Lights - Warm White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola 40 ct Ultra-Clean Fine Line Markers; Washable, Fine Tip for details,Coloring Supplies for Adults and Kids, Bright & Bold • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mandala Coloring Book: 100+ Unique Mandala Designs and Stress Relieving Patterns for Adult Relaxation, Meditation, and Happiness (Magnificent Mandalas) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Coloring Book For Teens: Anti-Stress Designs Vol 5 (Coloring Books For Teens) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals): 30 Beginner-Friendly Relaxing & Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper that Resists Bleed Through • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Adult Coloring Book for Good Vibes: Live Laugh Love Motivational and Inspirational Sayings Coloring Book for Adults • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coloring Book for Adults: Amazing Swirls • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Dont give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Patterns (Adult Coloring Books Best Sellers) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Coloring Books For Boys Cool Sports And Games: Cool Sports Coloring Book For Boys Aged 6-12 • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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