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Mrs. Cosans from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

COVID-19 Care Packages for Learning!

Help me give my students care package items they need to be successful with at-home learning such as school supplies, decimal workbooks and Frindle to support financial literacy, and snacks to stay focused during this time of uncertainty.

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My Students

Within my school, almost 90% of students live in poverty. While the school has initiatives that provide students with free breakfast, lunch, snacks, and weekend food bags, many students are unable to come to school with supplies and spend time in classrooms that are not fully equipped with necessary materials.

My fourth graders are resilient individuals who face many challenges when they leave school; although there are a variety of trials in the world, our classroom is a place of solace and success.

Fourth grade is a time where students have deep, clear feelings about school and the world around them - and they let those feelings be known! They are learners who dive into rigorous academic content and require a comfortable, predictable learning environment.

Every student deserves a quality education, and my fourth graders are no exception. They are kind, capable learners who amaze me by what they accomplish daily and throughout the school year.

My students deserve a classroom environment equipped with adequate materials that help them receive a quality education.

My Project

On March 13th, I taught my students for the last time this school year. Since then, I've created and encouraged a variety of online activities and assignments. Due to a number of barriers, however, many students are simply unable to access them. I want to make sure that students have a number of ways to stay engaged and learning at home.

With these items for care packages, students will be able to have some guaranteed materials that do not require technology; I will drop them off directly at their doorsteps.

One math unit not covered due to the school closure is decimals, percents, and their related fractions. I love teaching this unit because kids can connect it to one of their favorite things - MONEY! This is a great lead-in to some valuable lessons on financial literacy and budgeting, such as a lesson on only having $20 to spend at the grocery store. Students take a grocery store ad, write down exact prices of items they want (while practicing decimal place value), and then round their total to get as close as possible to the goal! While I cannot replicate that lesson with students at home, the Fractions, Decimals, and Percents workbooks will allow my students to apply and practice these skills while I create video lessons for them to watch. In addition, Frindle is one of my favorite stories; with this class set, students will learn from Nick's personal and financial journey. The pencils, sharpeners, and erasers are basics that my students need. Fan favorite snacks - Goldfish, apple sauce, juice, and granola bars will help my students stay focused during their reading and financial literacy lessons.

Thank you in advance for helping to support my students during this extremely challenging time. Stay safe and healthy!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frindle • Amazon Business $6.89 18 $124.02
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, Grades 3 - 5 (Skill Builders) • Amazon Business $4.99 18 $89.82
Kraft Easy Mac Original Flavor Mac & Cheese Dinner (2.05 oz Cups, Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $7.53 4 $30.12
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Colors Cheddar Crackers, 0.9 Ounce Snack Packs, 9 Count • Amazon Business $3.74 6 $22.44
Blank Book - 24-Pack Colorful Notebooks, Unlined Plain Travel Journals for Students, Kids Diaries, Creative Writing Projects, 6 Assorted Colors, 4.25 x 5.5 Inches, 24 Sheets • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Large, 12 Count • Amazon Business $5.96 2 $11.92
Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, (58 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Amazon Brand - Solimo Gallon Food Storage Bags, 120 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
GoGo squeeZ Applesauce on the Go, Variety Pack (Apple Apple/Apple Peach/Apple GIMME 5), 3.2 Ounce (20 BPA Free Pouches), Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Unsweetened, Recloseable (Package May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
72 Colored Pencil Sharpener - Plastic Manual Pencil Sharpener, Assorted Colors - Bulk Pack For Kids • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Capri Sun Pacific Cooler Mixed Fruit Flavored Juice Drink Blend, 10 ct - Pouches, 60.0 fl oz Box • Amazon Business $2.22 4 $8.88
Black Forest Fruit Snacks Juicy Bursts, Mixed Fruit, 0.8 Ounce (40 Count) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
BIC Xtra-Fun Stripes Graphite Pencil, 2 HB, 18-Count • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64

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