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Mrs. Bouhaja from Seaside CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Care Packages for Struggling Students

Help me give my students a care package to help them through this stressful time at home. You will help give them an outlet to have an adventure through a book or be creative through art and writing.

  • $3,425 goal

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My Students

My students are all English learners who come from low-income families. During this time of COVID-19, a lot of my students are struggling with the unknown within their homes and outside of it. In addition to that, they are struggling with adapting to online learning. Though some of my students can work online, others struggle with not having access to tools they need to learn that they would have gotten at school. My students are bright and hardworking and I want to be be able to support them no matter where we are.

My Project

As a teacher of English learners who struggle with learning, it is hard for them all to access distant learning. I have had the privilege of teaching these students for the past two to three years and know how hard this time has been on them during SIP. Moreover, there is a lot of anxiety and stress during this unknown period in their homes. I want to be able to give my students something that will help them get through this time.

Please help give my students a care package that will help them with social-emotional issues and help increase their literacy and creativity.

The closure of our school for the rest of the school year makes it increasingly hard for my students to have access to books and supplies. Each item in this care package will help support my students' literacy exposures, creativity, and voice.

To support students' exposure to novels, I have chosen different young adult novels (The Giver, So Far From the Bamboo Grove, The Outsiders, and I Am Malala) that range in readability. Each student will receive an individual novel that fits your needs and ability. Students will use the journals and writing tools (pencils, pens, and highlighters) to express your feels about the books and reflect on themselves. The sketchbooks will allow them to creatively express themselves in art. I want to give them educational items that will help support their learning and expression without the need for technology. Items like a book to take them on an adventure, a journal, and sketchbook to be creative, and small snacks and toys to let them know that they are cared for, which can help them during this emotional time.

Mrs. Bouhaja
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 32 $255.36
The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.89 32 $220.48
30 Pack Kraft Notebooks, Feela 15 Designs A6 Cute Pocket Notebooks and Journals, 80 Lined Pages Motivation Small Journal Notebook in Bulk for Travelers Students Making Plans Writing Memos, 4.1X5.8 in • Amazon Business $34.99 6 $209.94
So Far from the Bamboo Grove • Amazon Business $5.99 32 $191.68
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $5.89 32 $188.48
12 Pack Multicolor Pens 0.5mm 6-in-1 Retractable Ballpoint Pens,6 Colors Transparent Barrel Ballpoint Pen • Amazon Business $8.99 13 $116.87
Inkstone (12-Pack) Inspirational Bracelets Assortment Mix -"Be The Change, Live with Purpose, Embrace Your Awesomeness, Turn Dreams into Destiny" - Wholesale Bulk Motivational Jewelry for Men Women • Amazon Business $18.95 5 $94.75
Dual Hole Pencil Sharpener Manual Pencil Sharpeners with Lid for School Home Office Using (36 Pieces) • Amazon Business $18.89 5 $94.45
CheeseandU 12Pcs 6CM Plush Mini Joint Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Toys Wedding Gift Box Doll Toy for Birthday Cake Wedding Decorations Party Favors Supplies Bag DIY Accessory,White&Beige&Brown • Amazon Business $12.99 7 $90.93
eBuyGB Pack of 10 Colouring Pencil Tubes for Wedding Favours and Party Bag Fillers, Orange Lid • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Hasken 36 Pack Star Gift Bags Kraft Paper Bags Recyclable Goodie Bags Paper Bags with Handles for Gift Giving,Wedding, Birthday,Baby Shower Party Supplies • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
NEOACT Mini Cube, Puzzle Party Toy, Eco-Friendly Material with Vivid Colors, Party Favor School Supplies Puzzle Game Set for Boy Girl Kid Child, Magic Cube Goody Bag Filler Birthday Gift, Pack of 30 • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
JARLINK 40 Pack 10 Colors Zipper Mesh Pouch, Pencil Pouch Pen Bag Multipurpose Travel Bags for Office Supplies Cosmetics Travel Accessories Multicolor • Amazon Business $18.99 4 $75.96
Kellogg's Cheez-It Cracker Variety Pack, Original, White Cheddar, Hot & Spicy, 1.5 Ounce Bags, 10 of each (Pack of 30) with By The Cup Snack Mix • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
eBuyGB Pack of 10 Colouring Pencil Tubes for Wedding Favours and Party Bag Fillers, Pink and Blue Lid • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Raymond Geddes, 67729, Scent-Sibles Study Buddy Pen & Highlighter, Assorted Colors, 24 per pack. • Amazon Business $10.35 7 $72.45
KIND Bar Mini's, Variety Pack, Gluten Free, 100 Calories, Low Sugar, .7oz Bar, 30 Count • Amazon Business $23.76 3 $71.28
Raymond Geddes Scent-Sibles Mechanical Pencils, 0.7 mm, Super Assortment, Set of 192 (68697) • Amazon Business $70.31 1 $70.31
eBuyGB Pack of 10 Colouring Pencil Tubes for Wedding Favours and Party Bag Fillers, Pink Lid • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Fun Express - Mini GID Graduation Duckies (24pc) for Graduation - Toys - Character Toys - Rubber Duckies - Graduation - 24 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Daily Positive Affirmation Cards for Kids - Encourage & Inspire Your Children Daily to Increase Confidence and Promote a Positive Attitude • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Rainbow Swirl Pops - 40 Suckers • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Stretch Island Fruit Leather Snacks Variety Pack, 0.5 Ounce, Pack of 48 • Amazon Business $10.17 4 $40.68
Raymond Geddes & Company, Inc. Educational Eraser (70251) • Amazon Business $10.00 4 $40.00
Rhode Island Novelty Plastic Graduation Bubble Bottles (Box of 24) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Hygloss Tiny Colorful Blank Books Notebook, Sketch Pad, Journal for Drawing, Writing and Scrapbooking, 2 ¾ x 4 ¼-inch-100 per Pack • Amazon Business $29.54 1 $29.54
Hygloss Tiny Colorful Blank Books Notebook, Sketch Pad, Journal for Drawing, Writing and Scrapbooking, 2 ¾ x 4 ¼-inch-20 per Pack • Amazon Business $9.70 3 $29.10
48 Pieces Silicone Bracelets Black Inspirational Silicone Wristbands Motivational Rubber Stretch Bracelets for Men Women • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Snoopy Cartoon Waterproof Laptop Stickers Waterproof Skateboard Snowboard Car Bicycle Luggage Decal 62pcs Pack (Snoopy) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
ORGANIC Lollipops - Lovely Co. 7oz Bag (40 count) - Strawberry, Pomegranate, Mango & Grape Flavors | NO HFCS, GLUTEN or Fake Ingredients, 100% VEGAN & Kosher! • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
BAODLON 2020 Graduation Advice Cards for The Graduate (64 Pack), 8 Unique Chalkboard Designs Graduation Cards, Graduation Decorations Card, High School or College Graduation Party Supplies • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Graduation Stickers Class of 2020 Grad Party Favor Decorations 200Pcs Per Roll • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fun Express Basic Star Stickers - 25 Pieces - Educational and Learning Activities for Kids • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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