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Ms. McCray from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Make Remote Learning Accessible for All Children!

Help me give my students headphones, dry erase boards, writing tools and the books that they need to continue attending class while learning from home.

  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title I school in Brownsville, New York with a group of wonderful first grade students with a shared vision of being lifelong learners. With that said, we never imagined that temporary school closures due to COVID - 19, would extend to the end of the school year and forever change the way we live and learn.

With our new way of living and learning, many students have worked extremely hard to improve their attendance as they continue to transition to remote learning.

As such, my priority is to motivate students to attend class and ensure they have the materials needed to get the most out of learning virtually.

My Project

Student attendance is more crucial than ever during remote learning. Prior to our abrupt public school closures, most of my students were making efforts to attend school regularly. Since moving to remote learning, my students face challenges of not having the resources to access the digital platform. Although some students are now in the process of receiving tablets; they also require traditional supplies to prepare for learning virtually. My students are in need of headphones, dry erase boards, composition books, writing tools, and books. These are just a few of the supplies they left behind when school closed.

My students will use these materials for our scheduled small group tiered intervention activities during our Google classroom meetings.

The headphones will be used to block out distractions during learning. Students will work with dry erase boards/markers while participating in language arts and mathematics. Other materials such as the composition books and pencils, will be used for completing traditional assignments and uploading their work to the digital platform. In addition, students will share leveled books and read aloud to family members/classmates as their joy for reading continues as part of their daily lives.

Ms. McCray
Grades PreK-2
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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony MDR-ZX110 - headphones • Best Buy Education $14.00 6 $84.00
RR621X Magnetic Write Wipe Lapboard Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $68.99 1 $68.99
Ten Apples up on Top! • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Are You My Mother? • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
In a People House • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Green Eggs and Ham • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
FG350X First Composition Book Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.99 1 $28.99
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! • AKJ Education $3.64 6 $21.84
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $14.07 1 $14.07
Expo Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Assorted, 8/Pack (80678) • Staples Advantage $11.95 1 $11.95

Materials cost

$404.80

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.86

Total project goal

$525.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.73

7 Donors

-$276.98

Donations toward project cost

-$236.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.05

match offer

-$246.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$209.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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