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Mrs. DeMarzio from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning at a Distance

Help me give my students a quality and fun education from home while we engage in distance learning.

  • $353 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low-income city. My students are made up of children from the ages of 3-5 years old. Half of my students are special needs and half are peers. At the moment they learn through videos that I post for them online. These videos include stories that I read with comprehension questions and videos of circle time. Circle time videos include calendar, weather, a daily message, as well as a letter, shape, or number of the week. Circle time videos are concluded with a phonological game. For my students on an IEP, I send their parents weekly assignments that focus on a specific goal.

At the moment I can only teach them through a screen.

March 12th was the last day my students were in class. Since then school has been closed for the remainder of the year. I was given a 5 minute window to go into my classroom to grab as much as I could. I was able to get a small whiteboard, a marker, my calendar book and my weather chart. I’m trying to work with what I have at home, but it isn’t the same as having quality materials to teach with.

My Project

These materials would be so helpful to my students during distance learning because they will help them stay engaged! I teach preschoolers between the ages of 3-5 years old. Sitting in front of a screen while I record circle times or teach them new math and ELA concepts can be difficult for children this age. With exciting and fun materials, my students will be more engaged while watching my videos. These materials will also help me differentiate my lessons so students of different ages and capabilities can learn and enjoy themselves while doing it.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC546 Circle Time Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LC405GR FlexSpace Comfy Floor Seat Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LC568 Magnetic Letter Builders Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC676 Magnetic Numbers Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC206 Magnetic Letters Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LL628 DoubleSided Magnetic Write Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
DD104 Write Wipe ThinLine Markers Set of 8 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.49 1 $7.49

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