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Mrs. Grossane from Brooklyn NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Express Yourself!

My students need engaging art supplies and games which will lead to language development and self expression.

  • $472 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a part of a diverse community of learners representing many cultures and ethnicities. More than 80% of my kindergarteners are identified as English language Learners speaking various Chinese dialects, Spanish and Arabic. We are part of a Title I school located in an immigrant community. Being a Title I school means lots of our families struggle financially. The children in this community face many challenges. Since most of our students are English Language Learners, they must learn academic content at the same time as they learn a new language. In addition to this, many our students live in temporary or transitional housing. Through it all, my students shine and persist to learn.

My students love school.

They depend on school for many of their basic needs. We provide breakfast, lunch, and even dinner for many of our neediest students. We have various programs to provide healthcare and clothing when needed. Students know that school is a place for them to grow both mind and body. I am proud of my kindergarten's resilience and continued love for learning.

My Project

Expressing oneself is imperative to learning. These markers, crayons and games will help my students engage in learning that promotes social emotional development and language. Children will use these materials during writing time and further empress themselves through extended art activities and play.

My students need support to feel confident in their abilities to express themselves.

Many of my students have experienced life difficulties and trauma. Often students don't have access to art materials that are rich and vibrant. This project will provide materials that are fun and sensory stimulating. My kids will benefit from exploring and creating structures in small groups and individually. Although my kindergarteners are resilient and exuberant, they need materials that will give them an added boost of color for continued learning and self-expression.

Mrs. Grossane
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MARKER MR. SKETCH FIDDLE STICKS SCENTED ASST SET OF 216 • School Specialty $71.28 1 $71.28
CRAYONS 16-COLOR CLASSPACK 3.62IN ASST CYO528016 SET OF 800 • School Specialty $47.26 1 $47.26
PEN BLACK FELT TIP FINE PK/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.60 6 $39.60
PEN BLACK FELT TIP FINE PK/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.60 6 $39.60
PEN BLUE FELT TIP FINE P/12 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.60 6 $39.60
BOARD RAILROAD 22X28 ASST SCHOOL SMART 4PLY PACK OF 100 • School Specialty $34.07 1 $34.07
PEN GRIP MEDIUM GEL STICK SCHOOL SMART BLUE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 8 $22.64
PEN GRIP MEDIUM GEL STICK SCHOOL SMART BLUE PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $2.83 4 $11.32
PEN GRIP MEDIUM GEL STICK SCHOOL SMART BLUE PACK OF 48 • School Specialty $10.71 1 $10.71
BOARD GAME EMOTION-OES • School Specialty $9.22 1 $9.22

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