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Ms. Beleche from Oakland CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Draw What You See and Feel

Help me give my students color pencils, sharpeners, and blank paperback notebook journals.

  • $306 goal

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My Students

This pandemic has been very difficult for my students. The majority of my students are English Language Learners. Their parents are illiterate or have very limited reading or writing skills. Learning on line is not easy for my students. Many don't have computers, internet or understand how to use the different learning platforms that we are using.

It has taken weeks to get them what they need to continue their learning, and even though we have distributed computers, connect students to internet and helped them join classrooms, the learning is not the same.

Seeing each other everyday helps but there is still a void that needs to be filled. The human interaction is so important and crucial to the learning process for my students.

My Project

Fourth graders are not the most eloquent people. It is difficult for them to express what they are feeling, especially when they don't know what they are feeling. During this time, many of my students don't fully understand what is going on, what their parents are going through, if they will have food, or when things will get back to "normal". They are just trying to make it each day. It's important to their mental health to express themselves during this time.

Drawing and/ or writing is a great outlet for them to work through their feelings and thoughts.

Even if they don't draw what they are feeling, they can draw what they see, a butterfly, a bird, a flower. They can draw or write whatever helps them feel safe and helps them feel heard.

Ms. Beleche
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Junkie 24-Pack White Blank Unruled Paperback Notebook Journals for Kids and Student Classroom Writing, 5.5 x 8.5 Inches, Half Letter Sized, 24 Sheets Each • Amazon Business $26.99 4 $107.96
Color Swell Colored Pencils Bulk Pack 30 Sets 12 Count Assorted Vibrant Pre-Sharpened Colors 360 Total Perfect for Kids, Teachers and Classrooms • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Pencil Sharpener, MENOLY 20 Pack Pencil Sharpener Manual Hand Pencil Sharpeners Small Pencil Sharpener Single Hole Pencil Sharpener with Eraser and Cover for School Office Home, 4 Color • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97

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