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Ms. Campbell from Schenectady NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bears, Frogs, and Insects in Math...Oh My!

Help me give my students hands-on math tools that will help build a foundation for strong number sense.

  • $291 goal

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My Students

The school is located in an urban community, with a high rate of poverty. We have up to 30 students in every classroom each year. My goal is that the students become a community of learners and help each other grow. I try to teach my students through many different learning styles. We use hands-on tools, technology, books, videos, and more. We work in partners and small groups regularly, and students really work together to help each other be successful.

My students come from a variety of home situations, so they are learning academic and social skills in all subjects.

When my students go home, they do not all get the same academic support. This makes it extremely important to do anything I can during the school day to help them foster the love of learning.

My Project

I am requesting math manipulatives that will align directly with the Guided Math Kits that I will be using with my K-2 students. I teach small group math intervention for the lowest performing students in kindergarten, first and second grade.

Through the support of the Community, I have been able to get the Guided Math Curriculum for K-2, and this project will allow me to have the right tools to go along with all of the lessons.

Each lesson requires specific hands-on tools that go along with the task. I have some of these materials at my school, but I am missing quite a few. The items requested will allow me to follow the lessons and use the right hands-on tools with my students.

We will be using frogs, insects, counters, dice and more to build strong number sense and understanding of math concepts. So, if the lesson is focused on the students counting frogs on the lily pad, they will actually be able to use frog counters.

Having the right math materials will allow for each lesson to flow smoothly, and ultimately student understanding to grow.

Ms. Campbell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 24 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Guided Math by Reagan Tunstall, Grade 1 - Small Group Manipulative Kit • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95
Learning Resources Super Sorting Set with Cards • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Learning Advantage 7102 Student Sorting Circles, Grade: 1 to 3 (Pack of 15) • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09

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