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Ms. Holloway from Jacksonville FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Students the Basics They Need to Learn

Help me give my students a basic set of supplies to work at home during this time of online education due to the Corona Virus.

  • $355 goal

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My Students

When I heard that schools all throughout my county were closing, my heart sunk. Not for me, or the now irrefutable chaos that we as a nation were plunged into. Not for my coworkers, who had under 24 hours to suddenly understand teaching over an ever changing interface. But, unsurprisingly, for my kids.

For my Title I school, we have a majority of students that love school for the safety and security it holds.

This was ripped away from our kids because of Coronavirus, and I couldn’t help but feel, yet again, incredibly helpless over my inability to shelter and nourish my students the way I can at my job. The same students that unselfishly sharpen my pencils, lay out schoolwork for me, and write the date in expo marker are the same students who need that pencil, extra paper, and art supplies because they don’t have a single tool to further their education at home. These students need not only supplies necessary to continue their education through this pandemic, but supplies that are also going to further their creativity, challenge their mind, and bring them the peace of mind that their school once did.

My Project

The list of materials my students need are truly the basic school supplies that people take for granted. When my county closed my school due to the corona pandemic and we transferred to online learning, my heart sank. My students count on me to supply them with the basic school supplies! All our supplies are locked up in my classroom and are not accessible.

I’ve been working with my students online using the computers our school district distributed.

I then asked them to use paper and pencils to work on their fractions. It turns out only 17 out of 54 had paper and pencils. I was just frantic! How do I get my children pencils and paper? Much less creative supplies like crayons, paper, glue and stickers. I also really wanted to assign a “create a robot from recycled materials” project but, I realized my students cannot do that with their lack of supplies.

All supplies that are delivered through DonorsChoose, will be sent to a location in my school district that I will be able to access after the mandatory waiting period for the safety of everyone. I can then distribute the supplies on buses that bring food to my students Monday - Friday.

My students are motivated, bright, kind kids that are struggling with parents being unemployed, lack of food at times, and no basic school supplies. I just want my kids to have the fair chance to learn that they deserve. Please help me level the playing field in education. It will help my students close the gap and be successful in their learning.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples Wide Ruled Filler Paper, 8"W x 10.5"H, 120/Pack (37426) • Staples Advantage $1.31 60 $78.60
Crayola Crayons Assorted Colors, 8/Box (52-0008) • Staples Advantage $0.69 60 $41.40
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 12/Pack (TR55058) • Staples Advantage $24.99 1 $24.99
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $23.29 1 $23.29
TRU RED 8.5" x 11" Printer Paper, 20 lbs., 92 Brightness, 500/Ream, 5 Reams/Carton (TR56960) • Staples Advantage $21.86 1 $21.86
Stencil Mill - 24/pk In Plastic Box • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Pacon Corporation - Construc Ppr Gw Lwt Asst 9x12 500rm • Teachers' School Supply $18.79 1 $18.79
Universal Blackstonian Pencils, Number 2.5, Medium Firm Lead, 12/Bx • Staples Advantage $0.92 20 $18.40
Chenille Kraft Company - Wooden Shapes 350 Pieces • Teachers' School Supply $14.18 1 $14.18

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