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Mrs. Airada from Salinas CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pencils, Crayons, and More to Make Distance Learning a Roar!

Help me give my students a bag full of school materials necessary to make distance learning accessible!

  • $1,012 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a kindergarten class of 25 students. Most of these students come from low socioeconomic status. Every child in our school receives a free lunch and 50% of my students are bused from East Salinas where crime is high and gang activity is present every day. Our city crime rate is higher compared to our national average.

Even though these students are faced with a difficult city environment, they are full of energy, creativity, and excitement when they enter my classroom.

They are always ready to learn!

Our school is situated in the north part of the city and it has beautiful views of our Salinas Valley. Our community and staff are always ready to help these students. We have created a safe and friendly learning environment!

My Project

Currently, Distance Learning has been a difficult time for many of my students. Many of my families have lost jobs due to our "Shelter in Place" and families are unable to purchase materials in order for the students to complete work on a daily basis. I am requesting such materials as pencils, glue sticks, scissors, journals, and other materials necessary. The materials will be put in a bag and given to each student to take home.

The donations to this project are important because the material can significantly increase student's academic achievement by supporting their needs.

Students will use the material provided in the bag to complete assignments. Parents will not have to worry about materials. The only concern will be to help their child learn and grow!

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

Equity Focus

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
Ashley Hardcover Primary Lined and Blank Journal, White, 8"(H) x 6"(W), 10 EA/BD • Staples Advantage $28.49 3 $85.47
Staples Snap Plastic Case, Blue (22860) • Staples Advantage $3.29 25 $82.25
15"W x 18"L Gusseted Die-Cut Handle Bag, 500/Carton (248-1518-C) • Staples Advantage $74.59 1 $74.59
Staples Remarx Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Black, 12/Pack (29208) • Staples Advantage $12.83 5 $64.15
Staples Sheet Protectors, 9" x 12", Clear, 50/Pack (28504) • Staples Advantage $28.99 2 $57.98
Expo Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Point, Black, 12/Pack (80001) • Staples Advantage $10.92 5 $54.60
TRU RED Teacher Pack 5" Kids Blunt Tip Stainless Steel Scissors, Straight Handle, Right and Left Handed, 24/Pack (TR55059) • Staples Advantage $44.99 1 $44.99
The Pencil Grip Triangle Pencil Grips, Assorted, 200/Pack (TPG162200) • Staples Advantage $41.59 1 $41.59
Staples Cardstock Paper, 65 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 400/Pack (25496) • Staples Advantage $33.91 1 $33.91
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, 250 Bags/Carton (682257) • Staples Advantage $30.49 1 $30.49
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Glue Sticks 1.41 oz., 30/Pack, Clear (CK-338730) • Staples Advantage $25.59 1 $25.59
Ticonderoga The World's Best Pencil Wooden Pencils, No. 2 Soft Lead, 96/Pack (13872) • Staples Advantage $25.39 1 $25.39
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, 0.24 Oz., 60/Pack (E501) • Staples Advantage $23.29 1 $23.29
The Pencil Grip The Original Pencil Grips, Assorted, 12/Pack (TPG11112) • Staples Advantage $21.73 1 $21.73
Staples Jumbo Permanent Glue Sticks, 1.4 oz., 6/Pack (19959) • Staples Advantage $5.25 4 $21.00
The Pencil Grip The Small Writing Claw Pencil Grips, Assorted, 12/Pack (TPG21112) • Staples Advantage $20.15 1 $20.15
Crayola Crayons Assorted Colors, 8/Box (52-0008) • Staples Advantage $0.69 25 $17.25
Staples Cardstock Paper, 110 lbs, 8.5" x 11", White, 250/Pack (49701) • Staples Advantage $8.03 2 $16.06
Staples Cardstock Paper, 110 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Ivory, 250/Pack (49703) • Staples Advantage $9.73 1 $9.73

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