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Ms. Chavez from Arleta CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reaching the Distance in Remote Learning Part 1

Help me give my students literature, LEGO sets, rulers, and science materials to keep students engaged in hands-on learning experiences during remote learning.

  • $1,679 goal

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My Students

My teaching and classroom look very different as we moved from traditional in-seat learning to a virtual classroom since the second week in March. Our students were sent home with work to last two-weeks along with devices. As 5th grade students, they had been taught how to create and submit work through the use of Google platform and some online learning such as Khan, Brainpop, and No Red Ink. Luckily, we were better prepared than some, but nonetheless, we walked out of the classroom with plans to return shortly and left almost all of our working materials behind. As we know, this pandemic is everchanging and we have come to accept that our physical time together has concluded, but that our learning and staying connected as a class continues in a different way.

My Project

I am requesting resources to keep my students engaged in remote learning activities that will allow a break from screen time so they can create, imagine, and innovate. The science materials such as owl pellets, magnifying glasses, and text will be used to give students a hands-on experience they would have had in the classroom when learning about food chains and webs. My hope is to continue with our Book Chats virtually and use the requested literature to provide students with reading material they may not otherwise have at home. Animalia is a fun book of discovery and language building and I hope students will remain engaged in hours of clue finding. Rulers will be given to use for our measurement unit while LEGO kits will provide students with materials to create and use to connect math and science concepts. All of these materials will be quite useful in keeping students learning during this pandemic.

Ms. Chavez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animalia • Amazon Business $13.86 25 $346.50
What Are Food Chains and Webs? (The Science of Living Things) • Amazon Business $7.38 28 $206.64
The Wizenard Series: Season One • Amazon Business $15.99 9 $143.91
Pellets Barn Owl Pellets, Large (Pack of 10) with 10 Forceps and Probes - Bone Chart Included! • Amazon Business $38.99 3 $116.97
Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy: A Graphic Novel: A Modern Retelling of Little Women • Amazon Business $8.36 9 $75.24
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.39 5 $71.95
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 9 $70.11
LEGO Creator 3in1 Deep Sea Creatures 31088 Make a Shark, Squid, Angler Fish, and Crab with this Sea Animal Toy Building Kit (230 Pieces) • Amazon Business $12.93 5 $64.65
Animalia (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
LEGO Classic Bricks and Ideas 11001 Building Kit (123 Pieces) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
50 Pack Clear Plastic Ruler, 12 Inch Standard/Metric Rulers Straight Ruler Measuring Tool for Student School Office (Clear) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
OBTANIM Pack of 20 Mini Plastic Handheld Magnifying Glasses Portable Reading Magnifier for Senior and Kids, Hand Lens 5X Magnifier for Home, Indoor and Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
LEGO Classic Basic Brick Set 11002 Building Kit (300 Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
LEGO Classic Creative Suitcase 10713 Building Kit (213 Pieces) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Classic Creative Green Bricks 11007 Starter Set Building Kit with Bricks and Pieces to Inspire Imaginative Play, New 2020 (60 Pieces) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97
LEGO Classic Creative Blue Bricks 11006 Kids’ Building Toy Starter Set with Blue Bricks to Inspire Imaginative Play, New 2020 (52 Pieces) • Amazon Business $4.93 3 $14.79
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy (221 Pieces) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59

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