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Mrs. Sanzone from Waterbury CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Learning From Home!

Help me give my students school supplies such as paper, pencils, pencil sharpeners as well as social emotional games and books to engage my students during online learning!

  • $449 goal

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My Students

Recently we have just transitioned to full online learning. The students were able to borrow a laptop from the district and we have been using google classroom. Due to working in a Title 1 school, many of the kids did not have access to technology prior to renting a school laptop.

We went home on a Thursday and Thursday night school was cancelled indefinitely so the kids were not able to take home any supplies for them to use.

All of the uncertainty that is going on in the world right now is scary. That is why I am trying hard to get supplies in my students hands not only to help with their education but also to bring them some comfort.

My Project

I am requesting various materials that will benefit my students in a number of ways. First off, I am requesting many social emotional books to read aloud to my students. I will also be sending these books to students who I know normally have counseling at school to help them work through this uncertain time. The social emotional games provide sentence starters that can be used in Google meets or even for a morning question! These materials will be shipped to my house then I will be dropping them off at multiple 3rd graders houses for them to use during distance learning. My students are doing well with online tasks; however, they really needs in person hands-on activities to help with different skills. That is why I am asked for things such as the multiplication dominoes.

These items will motivate my students to continue learning at home.

I am requesting laminating paper, card stock and velcro so I can make schedules for my students who are having difficulty at home. I am also requesting water beads because they are great for fine motor, social skills as well as an imaginative play motivator. The pencils and pencil sharpeners will be sent out to my students to ensure they all have something at home to write with! I am hoping having some new motivators will help my students stay focused and complete academic tasks.

Mrs. Sanzone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Exact Index Cardstock, 94 Brightness, 90 lb /163 gsm, 1000 Sheets/Carton, 8.5" x 11", White - 40311-01, (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
JIGSAW2ORDER 12 Piece Blank Puzzle Craft Activity, Pack of 10 Puzzles, Size 5.5" x 8" with Individual Envelope • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Junior Learning Multiplication Dominoes Educational Action Games • Amazon Business $8.47 3 $25.41
Self Adhesive Dots, Strong Adhesive 1000pcs(500 Pairs) 0.59" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Nylon Coins, Hook & Loop Dots with Waterproof Sticky Glue Coins Tapes, Very Suitable for Classroom, Office, Home • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
MENOLY 20 Pack Double Hole Pencil Sharpener Manual Pencil Sharpener with Lid Hand Pencil Sharpeners for School Office Home (Pink/Yellow/Green/Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98
YoYa Toys Liquimo - Liquid Motion Bubbler for Kids and Adults - 3-Pack - Hourglass Liquid Bubbler/Timer for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy and Stress Management - Cool Desk Décor • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
CBT 123: The Hilariously Fun Game That Empowers Kids and Teens to Take Charge of Their Thoughts, Actions, and Emotions - Updated Version • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
How I'm Feeling - 52 Sentence Completion Cards to Get Children Talking About Their Feelings - Ideal for Parents, Teachers, Therapists and More - by Impresa • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor (Non-Toxic) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
AmazonBasics Letter Size Sheets Laminating Pouches 9 x 11.5in, 100-pack • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $5.79 2 $11.58
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Hugging Tree: A Story About Resilience • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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