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Ms. Moenter from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

5th Grade Back to School Basics!

Help me give my students the basic school supplies they need to start learning online!

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education at a Title I elementary school in northwest Baltimore. I am preparing for my 2nd year with the same cohort of students, truly an incredible group of young people. While the past year has been fraught with more challenges than I could have ever dreamt of, I am feeling motivated and excited about finding creative ways to engage my students as we prepare for the upcoming virtual learning period.

My students are some of the most joyful and enthusiastic learners you could imagine.

When the pandemic hit, my students and I were given no warning of what was to come. I walked my class out at the end of the school day on Thursday, March 12th, and had no idea that we would not learn together in the same way for the foreseeable future.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to loop up with my students as they start 5th grade this year. Despite all the changes that this year has brought, I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure my students are ready to start middle school by the end of this year.

My Project

The distance learning period has only exacerbated huge inequities in our education system. My students and I need help to get materials that will help them engage with online learning. This project will provide all 5th-grade students basic supplies to meet their needs during the virtual period.

Teaching virtually has required a new level of creativity to meet my students’ needs.

Virtual learning has been challenging for so many students. In order for students to make progress on their learning goals, they require materials to replicate in-class learning. Providing in-home materials will ensure my students are prepared for the year to come. Having notebooks and pencils will allow for students to take notes and complete assignments during ELA and math instruction. Index cards will allow students to create their own flashcards to practice sight word recognition and math fact fluency. Providing personal whiteboards and markers will allow my students a more interactive way to participate online and for me to view student progress. Having a container will help students to organize their home learning space.

My students need the use of these engagement materials in order to be successful in online learning.

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

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zilpoo 10 Pack – Plastic Shelf Bins, Closet Shelves Organization Trays, Low Profile Colorful Classroom Pencil, Crayon, School Supplies Drawer Organizer Storage Baskets • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
GG379 Reusable Write Wipe Pocket Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
Oxford Composition Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Assorted Marble Covers, 100 Sheets, 12 per Pack, Colors May Vary (63794) • Amazon Business $18.88 3 $56.64
Oxford Ruled Index Cards, 3" x 5", White, 1,000 Cards (10 Packs of 100) (31) • Amazon Business $11.78 3 $35.34
DE190 Reusable Write Wipe Pocket Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Keebor Basic Low Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip Assorted Colors Whiteboard Markers Bulk, 72 Packs • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
36 Colorful Welcome Postcards with 6 Designs Welcome Back to School Greeting Cards for Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Madisi Assorted Colorful Pencils, Incentive Pencils,#2 HB, 10 Designs, 150 Pack, pencils bulk for kids • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Dry Erase Erasers, 48 Pieces Mini Magnetic Whiteboard Erasers Dry Erase Erasers Chalkboard Erasers for Home, Classroom, Office • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Adorox (Assorted (144 Sharpeners)) Bulk Miniature Plastic Pencil Sharpener Colors Assortment School Classroom • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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