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Ms. Roman from Key West FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Materials to Keep Busy Minds and Hands Learning at Home

Help me give my students materials to keep their hands busy and their minds engaged in learning with dry erase boards, pencils, and dry erase markers.

  • $289 goal

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My Students

Our class is full of 18 bright and eager learners. Despite difficult circumstances, the students get up every day to prepare for distance learning.

Together we are learning how to tackle the obstacle of the physical distance between us.

I'm doing my best to make distance learning equitable, but it is really difficult. Many students live in housing that never was adequately repaired after hurricane Irma. Families are facing job loss and an uncertain future.

Students are learning using borrowed school computers if they have internet. I have done my best to provide materials for students without technology. We talk on the phone and text message. I drive through the neighborhoods delivering what I am able. I want the children to know I'm still present, still care, and will do whatever it takes to meet their needs.

My Project

My students are really beginning to enjoy writing. Activities such as writing and illustrating stories and writing in a daily journal have helped students to become budding independent writers. Students have worked to practice letter formation, spacing and punctuation. It is very important for them to continue to practice constructing simple sentences and enjoy reading what they write.

Providing materials for students to continue to write at home will encourage them to be creative and actively engaged in the process.

Students love to use dry erase boards and markers because mistakes are so easy to fix. Having a small board and markers at home would be perfect. Providing paper scissors, glue sticks, pencils, and a sharpener will help students complete their assignments at home.

Ms. Roman
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dowling Magnets 735206 Magnetic Dry Erase Boards - Double-Sided Ruled/Blank (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
TICONDEROGA My First Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 12-Pack (33312) • Amazon Business $5.93 8 $47.44
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Pack of 36 (with Fine Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $13.28 3 $39.84
Dry Erase Erasers,12 Packs Dry Whiteboard Eraser,Magnetic Eraser Chalkboard White Board Erasers for Home Classroom Office Use (4.2’’x2.1’’x0.8’’) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Paper Mate Pink Pearl Erasers, Medium, 24 Count • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
Fiskars Kids Classic Pointed Tip Scissors, 5-Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $1.88 1 $1.88

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