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Ms. Matulich from Bronx NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

School Away From Home

Help me give my students ways to learn at home with the same materials we have at school. The plush dolls will also be a way for me to talk to my students about emotions.

  • $368 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low-income area of New York City. Our school was closed unexpectedly, and I never had a chance to say goodbye to my students or take learning materials home with me. Over the last few weeks, we have focused on providing our students with internet, devices, and a learning platform for them to use with their families.

My students have special needs and I would like to provide them with some of the same resources they are used to seeing in the classroom to assist them in feeling secure about themselves, their learning, and their new lives at home.

I am looking for ways to provide my students with stability while they are learning at home. The more my students recognize the materials I am using, the more engaged they will become.

With our school building being closed for the rest of the school year and a lot of unknowns about returning in September, my students need as much support as they can get. I hope these materials help me create a classroom away from our school home so I can support my students emotionally and academically.

My Project

The materials I have requested will help me create a classroom in my home. I will use the materials in my teacher videos when I go live to teach lessons, and in personalized videos, I make for my students daily. I plan on hanging materials like the place value chart and number bonds for students to see.

My students have special needs and the lack of routine and consistency has been extremely difficult for them.

It is essential for my students to be provided with manipulatives they can relate to.

Ms. Matulich
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Constructive Playthings Expression Babies Plush Dolls, Super Soft Baby Dolls Set, 6 Piece Set for All Ages $38.72 1 $38.72
VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 36 X 24 Inches, Silver Aluminium Frame $37.50 1 $37.50
hand2mind 86992 Magnetic Demonstration Two-Color Counters, Grade: Kindergarten to 5 $14.95 2 $29.90
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 16 Count $9.93 3 $29.79
ARTEZA Small White Board, Bulk Set of 16 Double Sided Dry Erase Lapboards 9x12 in Perfect for Teachers, Students, and Office Work $28.89 1 $28.89
Hammermill Great White 30% Recycled 20lb Copy Paper, 8.5 x 11, 3 Ream Case, 1500 Sheets, Made in USA, Sustainably Sourced From American Family Tree Farms, 92 Bright, Acid Free, Printer Paper, 086820C $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Number Bonds, Math Teacher aids, Whiteboard accessories, 55 Pieces, Grades K+ $17.62 1 $17.62
Edx Education Student Math Balance - Includes 20 Weights - Teach Early Math and Number Concepts - Beginner Addition, Subtraction and Equations $7.27 2 $14.54
Godery Counting the Days Pocket Chart & Counting and Place Value Pocket Chart for Classroom or Days in School Counting Activity $13.59 1 $13.59
Dry Erase Sentence Strips 16"X3" – Fifty (50) Pack – by Essex Wares – Just Write and Then Wipe Away – Reuse Multiple Times – Perfect for Classroom Use with Your Pocket Charts $12.99 1 $12.99
Dry Erase Pockets 12 Pack - Dry Erase Sleeves - Reusable Sheet Protectors - School or Work - Oversized 10 x 13 Inches - Dry Erase Sheets - Job Ticket Holders $12.70 1 $12.70
Command Designer Hooks, Indoor Use, White (GP081-9NA),9 Hooks $12.03 1 $12.03
Zaner-Bloser Sentence Strips, 3 x 24 Inches, White, 100 Sheets - 085288 $6.97 1 $6.97
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 60-Count $4.86 1 $4.86

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