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Mrs. Lyons from Orange TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Covid Chronicles

Help me give my students fun educational supplies such as mini journals, stress balls, and postcards to help relieve the stress of isolation.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These students of mine are nothing short of amazing! They have been through so much in the short time they have been enrolled in school. When they were in 5th grade, our school flooded due to Hurricane Harvey. They had to attend school on another campus and keep up with their school work. Two years later, many of them flooded again during Hurricane Imelda. They missed one month of school at that time.

Once again they are having to adjust to another way of learning.

And boy have they stepped up to the plate, and all are hitting home runs! These kids love to learn. They have to bridge the gap from several years of interrupted learning. They are not going to disappoint anyone with their resilience and determination!

My Project

As a language arts teacher, I strive to create lifelong learners. I have been trying to encourage reading and writing every day while these kids are at home. They are living through a major historical event. I would like for them to have supplies to "Chronicle" their day to day events. No matter how mundane. Since their lives are boring I would like to be able to provide them a few supplies to help relieve that stress.

Since we left in such a hurry and had no idea that we would not return to school this school year there were many projects these students were not able to complete.

One of those projects would have been to write a letter of congratulations to their future self for graduating highschool. I do this each year and then deliver them to the high school the last grading period of their Senior year. They have already missed out on so much that I would like for them to have this opportunity.

The items I am asking for will brighten their day. Yes, we can Zoom and try to keep the learning going but these kids are so sad not seeing their friends. I would like to deliver them these few supplies and put a happy face on kids that are missing so much right now.

Mrs. Lyons
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
POKONBOY 16 Pack Scratch Arts and Crafts Notebooks, Scratch Note Pads for Kids Rainbow Party Favors Coloring Books for Kids Art Party Supplies Stocking Stuffers(16 Wooden Stylus & 4 Drawing Stencils) $18.95 6 $113.70
JPSOR Kraft Notebook, 20 Pack Lined Notebook Journals, Pocket Notebook with 10 Different Happy Designs, Small Notebook for Diary and Notes, 80 Pages, 3.5 x 5.5 inches $16.99 5 $84.95
Creanoso Awesome Inspirational Bookmarks for Books (12-Pack) - Awesome Book Markers for Men, Women, Teens – Unique Assorted Bookmarks Designs – Premium Design Gifts for Bookworms – Wall Decal $7.79 9 $70.11
Cute Color Pens for Women Toshine Colorful Gel Ink Pens Multi Colored Pens for Bullet Journal Writing Roller Ball Fine Point Pens for Kids Girls Children Students Teens Gifts 10 Pcs (0.5 mm) $8.88 6 $53.28
Mydio Set of 24 Emoji Stress Balls Stress Reliver Party Favor Soft PU Emoji Ball Assorted Colors Random Pattern Party Toys Kids Play Ball Tent Ball Toddler Ball 24 Pack $12.99 4 $51.96
32 Pieces Nature Inspirational Magnetic Bookmarks Beautiful Magnetic Page Markers Page Clips Bookmarks with Famous Sayings for Students Teachers School Home Office Supplies $12.99 3 $38.97
Cute Pens Galaxy Pens Colorful Gel Ink Pen Set Toshine Multi Colored Pens for Bullet Journal Writing Cartoon Gel Ink Roller Ball Fine Point Pens 10 Pcs 0.5 mm (Starsky) $8.88 4 $35.52
36 Pack Assorted All Occasion Greeting Cards with Envelopes - Featuring Congratulations Cards - 4 x 6 Inches $10.99 3 $32.97
AmazonBasics Catalog Mailing Envelopes, Peel & Seal, 9x12 Inch, White, 100-Pack - AMZP15 $12.99 1 $12.99
200-Pcs Featured Stickers,Suitable for Children and Adults of All Ages, Decals Vinyls for Laptop,Kids,Cars,Motorcycle,Bicycle,Skateboard Luggage,Bumper $10.52 1 $10.52
Motivational Quote Cards/Business Card Size / 50 Kindness Cards $9.99 1 $9.99
Stickers for Water Bottles, Cute Waterproof Vinyl Stickers for Teens and Girls, | 100 Pack | Unique Aesthetic Durable Decal Stickers, Cool and Trendy Stickers Perfect for Laptop,Phone $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$522.95

Vendor shipping charges

$4.87

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.82

Total project goal

$665.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.48

7 Donors

-$425.83

Donations toward project cost

-$369.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.37

match offer

-$230.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$196.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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