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Ms. Powell from Bryan TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting to Learning- at Home

Help me give my students basic supplies to help them continue to learn at home.

  • $734 goal

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My Students

Like so many others during this coronavirus pandemic, our school building is completely closed. We are providing online learning lessons. Unfortunately, the majority of our students are not participating.

The realities of poverty often mean that online education is not the highest priority for our families.

When we dismissed for Spring Break on 3/6 we had no idea it was going to be the last time we saw each other. Students and teachers left lunch boxes, jackets, and of course, supplies in our classrooms.

The community that we serve in is constantly challenged. We are a Title 1 school serving a high poverty population. This pandemic has put most of the students' families at risk for eviction and/or food shortage. They are hard-working people who face increasing struggles due to COVID-19. Many parents were considered essential employees and that leaves our kids on their own for learning during the day.

My Project

Our students left school for Spring Break on 3/6 and will be out of the classroom over 5 months by the time school resumes in the fall. Many have tried to access our online learning but most rely on paper packets that we prepare each week. We are worried about students' basic needs, safety, as well as their learning. We have been doing our best to provide for our scholars as best as we can, and they have stepped into this new normal with flexibility and enthusiasm. Unfortunately, many times they want to complete their work but lack the needed materials to do so.

We see a summer slump in a normal school year and this has been far from normal.

We are hoping to make learning fun and easy with these materials. For Winter Break we sent the kids home with dice and instructions for math games they could play at home. Now we want to send home playing cards to give them additional family fun ideas that will help build their math fluency. The math and writing journals will encourage them to work a little each day to help prevent the summer slump!

Ms. Powell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG275 Writing Prompts Journal Gr 34 Set of 10 $38.99 3 $116.97
Raymond Geddes Gadgetz Earbuds, 12 Pack (69395) $16.70 4 $66.80
Binder Pencil Pouch with Zipper Pulls, Pencil Case with Rivet Enforced 3 Ring, 10 Pack 5 Colors $14.99 4 $59.96
EE798 Problem Solving Journal Gr 34 Set of 10 $27.99 2 $55.98
Kicko Playing Cards - 24 Pack - 2.25 x 3.5 Inches - for Kids, Party Favors, Stocking Stuffers, Classroom Prizes Decorations, Birthday Supplies, Holidays, Pinata Fillers and Rewards $21.99 2 $43.98
EE974 Daily Math Practice Journal Gr 4 Set of 10 $42.99 1 $42.99
RR630 Draw Write Journal Set of 10 $38.99 1 $38.99
Madisi Golf Pencils with Eraser, 2 HB Half Pencils, 3.5" Mini Pencils, Pre-Sharpened, 6 Boxes, 576 Count $38.99 1 $38.99
Scotch 5-Inch Soft Touch Pointed Kid Scissors, 12 Count Teacher Pack, Green (1442P-12) $8.84 4 $35.36
EE814 Math Routines Daily Practice Book Gr 4 Set of 10 $30.39 1 $30.39
ARTEZA Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Pack of 60 (with Fine Tip), 4 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home $12.98 1 $12.98
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count $12.83 1 $12.83
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Fine Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home $11.79 1 $11.79
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks $7.11 1 $7.11
Yahtzee Score Sheets: 125 Large Score Pads for Scorekeeping | 8.5" x 11” Yahtzee Score Cards $6.89 1 $6.89
Farkle Score Sheets $2.97 1 $2.97

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