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Ms. O'Connor from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Rainbow

Help me give my students the vital classroom supplies to continue remote learning.

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, New York City Public Schools switched to remote instruction delivery during Spring of 2020. I was able to prepare materials for students to work from home and my students have been successful in completing instructions that involve cutting and pasting, highlighting, drawing, and tracing. Several weeks later, those materials are now depleted. I need your help in supplying my students with essential classroom materials needed to successfully complete daily academic tasks.

My Project

Following a remote read aloud, students are asked to demonstrate comprehension of text using preferred mode of communication. I give the students many ways to demonstrate understanding. When asking comprehension questions, I encourage them to use the markers and crayons to draw a picture of what they understood from the story. They use the scissors, glue, and construction paper to cut and paste an illustration from a magazine that matches their response. They are encouraged to create a collage or painting related to the text. With support, students begin to put words together to build sentences to respond to questions about the text in written form and then onto their communication device.

In order to complete those tasks, they need these essential supplies which they currently do not have access to.

Thank you for helping in continuing to bring our rainbow colors to life.

Ms. O'Connor
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (86601) • Staples Advantage $6.50 6 $39.00
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 10/Pack (58-7722) • Staples Advantage $4.19 6 $25.14
Staples Remarx Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (29208) • Staples Advantage $12.25 2 $24.50
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $23.29 1 $23.29
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 12/Box (58-7712) • Staples Advantage $3.30 6 $19.80
Crayola Kid's Markers, Broad Line, Assorted Colors, 8/Box (58-7708) • Staples Advantage $2.75 6 $16.50
Staples Erasers, Pink, 3/Pack (10433-CC) • Staples Advantage $2.49 6 $14.94
Staples Ruled 3" x 5" Index Cards, White, 100/Pack (50993) • Staples Advantage $1.79 6 $10.74
Pacon SunWorks Construction Paper, 58 lbs., Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 50 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $1.49 6 $8.94
Staples Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors (10896-CC) • Staples Advantage $1.49 6 $8.94
Ticonderoga My First Ticonderoga Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Medium Lead, Dozen (33312) • Staples Advantage $4.03 2 $8.06

Materials cost

$199.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.09

Total project goal

$273.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$273.94

3 Donors

-$136.96

Donations toward project cost

-$116.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.54

match offer

-$136.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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