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Mrs. Zirnheld from Indianapolis IN is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New Books for New Readers--At Home!

Help me give my students the printed books they need to keep reading!

  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Wow! All of my students are working so hard with the support of their families in their homes since March 13, 2020. We have waved through a window and waved through a Zoom classroom screen. Our families have maintained our weekly cooking projects in their own kitchens, and the photos they share of their creations have been priceless. We are creating a virtual community through our synchronous and asynchronous learning.

We are learning to share devices and wifi, and to find substitutes when supplies run out or get left at the other parent's home.

While our students are flexible, they remain in need of engaging materials to read, build, and show what they are learning in these unprecedented times

My Project

Our students are growing and learning at home with their families. I am so grateful for the efforts of families to learn alongside our students--through a Zoom synchronous lesson four days a week and later at the dining room table every day.

The most requested items from families since our remote learning started on March 13 has been more printed leveled books!

It so great to hear that our students are reading at home--in many cases, in English and Spanish. We are almost out of paper and ink after 4 weeks of printing distance learning materials.

Help us keep up with our students' appetites for new stories!

Mrs. Zirnheld
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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
HP 950XL/951 Black High Yield, Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Standard Yield Ink Cartridges, 4/Pack (C2P01FN) • Staples Advantage $114.99 1 $114.99
PAPER 92BRIGHT WE LTR 20# • School Specialty $84.22 1 $84.22
COZY SHADE 24 X 54 BLUE PACK OF 4 • School Specialty $41.99 1 $41.99
THERAPUTTY SET OF 6 - 2 OZ EACH • School Specialty $23.99 1 $23.99
BRUSH SENSORY EACH • School Specialty $3.52 5 $17.60
CLIP BINDER ASSORTED PACK OF 30 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.29 2 $6.58
PAPER STORYBOOK R+B 11X8.5 1/2IN RULED LW SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $6.22 1 $6.22

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