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Mrs. Saenz from Chesapeake VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

At Home Basics

Help me give my students scissors, glue, highlighters, and rulers to help them stay engaged while distance learning.

  • $252 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After an abrupt change to our daily routine, my students and I are adapting to our new way of teaching and learning. To say it's been easy would be a lie, but each week is getting better and better!

My students are eager to learn!

Some are able to join me in Google Meets, but most do not have devices. This requires me to create the same plan (because I desire all students to get the same material) both digitally and paper/pencil packets.

The students want to remain engaged and connected. They search for each other at food distribution sites and will often ask about another classmate that they haven't seen in a while. We truly miss one another!

My Project

Most of my students do not have basic school supplies at home.

These supplies will help students stay engaged in their learning.

Students will be able to use an actual ruler to engage in a lesson plan that requires them to measure different objects around their home. Students will then have to use their knowledge of measurement to determine something else outside of their home that would measure to about the same length. Another activity students will complete is to cut out objects and glue them under the correct measurement unit they would use to measure the item. For example, a picture of a school bus, students would glue the picture under inches. This is a great activity for me to see how much they understand about measurement.

Mrs. Saenz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Pointed Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right & Left Handed, 12/Pack (TR55057) • Staples Advantage $24.99 3 $74.97
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $23.29 2 $46.58
Clear Acrylic Ruler, 12" Long • Staples Advantage $1.49 30 $44.70
BIC Brite Liner Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Yellow, 24/Pack (BL241-A-YEL) • Staples Advantage $7.52 2 $15.04

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