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Ms. Lugo from Staten Island NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Essentials for Coping at Home

Help me give my students journals to write about their experiences during COVID, snacks to eat, coloring books, crayons, and cards to keep busy and play with their siblings.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

My students are the most amazing students in the world; however, they are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Many of my students have or have had the virus and thus, cannot do their remote learning. They are sad, exhausted, drained, and suffering. Unfortunately, we have had a number of parents who have succumbed to the virus, and my colleagues and I are doing everything we can to support these students, both emotionally and otherwise by sending food and anything we can get our hands on. My students are from low income housing, and many are stuck in an apartment, with one laptop that the school has provided to them. Some students don't have internet and are sending their work in by handwriting it and taking pictures. They have to share laptops with their siblings and even help their siblings with homework. My students are also the caretakers of the family and are home while their parents are making ends meet. This is a scary and depressing time, especially for the students whose only escape from their home lives is school. My students would benefit from books, games, and other fun activities to get their minds off of this horrible n

My Project

These materials will help my students because many of my students are afraid to leave their houses. Most have not gone outside since the start of the pandemic. By giving students games, such as cards, Uno, and coloring books, they will have something to do, other than worry about what is going on around them. They need a distraction from all the bad. Journals will give them an outlet to voice their concerns, struggles, and feelings. They will learn how to express their emotions, which is a major focus in my lessons. Socio-emotional health is so important as well as creativity, which is why these materials will help students at home. I had journals in my classroom locker that my students wrote in daily; however, they are stuck there. My students LOVE journaling and expressing their thoughts on paper. Please help me get these resources into their hands, as they really need them right now to cope, especially those who need extra socio-emotional support and love.

Ms. Lugo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
XYTMY 8 Pack Bulk Journals A5 PU Leather Colorful Writing Notebook Journal Set Wide Ruled for College Students School Office( Random Color) • Amazon Business $36.99 4 $147.96
Superhero Ultimate Coloring Book Assortment ~ 15 Books Featuring Avengers, Spiderman, Justice League, Batman and More (Includes Stickers) • Amazon Business $25.95 4 $103.80
Frito-Lay Ultimate Snack Care Package, Variety Assortment of Chips, Cookies, Crackers & More, 40 Count • Amazon Business $14.21 4 $56.84
UNO: Emoji - Card Game • Amazon Business $5.99 8 $47.92
LotFancy Playing Cards, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), for Blackjack, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle Card Game, Casino Grade • Amazon Business $13.86 3 $41.58
Crayola Twistables Crayons Coloring Set, Kids Indoor Activities at Home, 24 Count • Amazon Business $4.49 6 $26.94
G01 Earbud Headphones Bulk Pack of 10, Basic Corded Earphones Wholesale Accessory for iPhone Smartphone Computer Laptop Chromebook MP3 Player (8 Colors, Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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