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Mrs. Desmond from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Philly Hybrid Third Graders Need Personal Recess Bags

Help me give my students individual recess bags with dry erase markers and boards, play-doh and coloring books.

  • $828 goal

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My Students

My students have been working so hard from home through a multitude of challenges. Whether they are assisting brothers and sisters with school work while working themselves, watching siblings during school hours, making their own meals, or just working hard to stay focused on the computer for hours on end, their grit is amazing!

My third grade students love to learn, love school, and love spending time with each other, even if it has only been online so far this year.

They can't wait to get the chance to actually see each other in person again soon!

My Project

Our students will be returning to the building in a few short weeks. While so many are excited, many are nervous to be around so many people for the first time in about a year. I would love to be able to supply each child with their own personal recess bag so they can have fun, talk, and share their creations at recess safely. They will be able to draw and make items that only their hands will touch with your help.

Each child would have a pre-packaged drawstring bag with a plastic folder full of colored construction paper and white paper.

They would also get a coloring book, a pack of crayons, a mini white board, expo markers, play dough, and play dough cutting toys so they can have fun during their free time safely.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Dry Erase Marker, Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 36/Pack (1921061) • Staples $26.58 5 $132.90
Double Sided Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 Inch Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Students, Classroom, Back to School Supplies • Amazon Business $41.98 2 $83.96
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
16 Bulk Coloring Books for Kids Ages 4-8 - Assortment Includes 16 Books with Games, Puzzles, Mazes and Stickers (No Duplicates) • Amazon Business $24.95 3 $74.85
Drawstring Backpack Cinch Bag Drawstring Bags Bulk Draw String Sport Nylon Bag 10 Color (10 Color, 40PCS) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set, Outdoor Toy, Gift for Kids, 72Count (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $17.85 3 $53.55
Play Dough Tools for Kids, Various Plastic Moulds, Assorted Colors, 45 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Childcraft Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Sheets - 1465886 • Amazon Business $12.97 3 $38.91
Crayola Crayons, 8 Count (Case of 48) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Two Pocket Folder Bundle, Blue and White, 25 Pack Each, 50 Folders Total • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Adhesive Hooks Kitchen Wall Hooks- 24 Packs Heavy Duty 13.2lb(Max) Nail Free Sticky Hangers with Stainless Hooks Reusable Utility Towel Bath Ceiling Hooks • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Sharpie King Size Permanent Markers | Chisel Tip Markers for Work & Industrial Use, 12 Count • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Hefty Slider Storage Bags, Quart Size, 40 Count (Pack of 3), 120 Total • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94

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