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Mrs. da Silva from Newark NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bilingual Students + Math Tools =Math stery

My students need the best Math manipulatives, such as the Rainbow Fraction Teaching System Kit, in order to be successful in their mathematics classroom.

  • $985 goal

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My Students

My students are located in a low socioeconomic area where 83% of the students receive free or reduced lunch. There is a large population of Spanish speaking students who receive bilingual services. However, there is a growing population of Portuguese speaking students who do not have access to equal services since there insufficient students to open bilingual classrooms across the grade levels.

Because of this need, it is my responsibility as a Bilingual Portuguese Mathematics teacher to work with my students in achieving mastery in their grade level while assisting in developing their English-speaking skills.

My students range from grades four through eight. This requires me to have a variety of tools to suit the needs of my students.

My Project

Change is not always easy. Coming to a new country and being unable to communicate requires many types of adjustments for a Bilingual student. However the biggest adjustment is when a child walks into school. The students now has to face the fact that he or she is in a new environment and is desperate to find someone who can communicate with them. Trying to fit in, trying to begin to learn curricula that are in a foreign language, and sometimes, just hoping to go unnoticed, especially in the middle school, is a Bilingual student's goal for the day.

Keeping my bilingual Portuguese students focused and motivated to learn is my biggest goal.

I do not want my students to feel that, since they are unable to speak in English, they are unable to continue with their education. Providing them with tools that can make Mathematics hands-on and more engaging is needed. The English will come with time, but it is absolutely necessary to ensure that the students continue on their content-related road. There is no reason for a Bilingual student to fall behind because of a language barrier. All we need is to provide them with the best teachers and tools available and they will soar!

Mrs. da Silva
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RAINBOW FRACTION TEACHING SYSTEM KIT • School Specialty $208.16 1 $208.16
TILES ALGEBRA CLASS SET • School Specialty $118.28 1 $118.28
KIT DELUXE PROBABILITY • School Specialty $49.62 1 $49.62
DICE IN DICE TEN SIDED • School Specialty $35.00 1 $35.00
DOUBLE-SIDED MAGNETIC FRACTION CIRCLES • School Specialty $33.15 1 $33.15
CUBES PLASTIC SET OF 1000 LEARNING RESOURCES • School Specialty $32.23 1 $32.23
CUBES FOAM OPERATIONS 3'''' PKG/2 • School Specialty $6.24 5 $31.20
CLASSROOM DICE SET • School Specialty $21.72 1 $21.72
DICE FRACTION SET OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $3.76 5 $18.80
TILES- FOAM MAGNETIC RAINBOW FRACTION(R) SET OF 51 • School Specialty $14.90 1 $14.90
COUNTERS, RED AND YELLOW SET/200 • School Specialty $9.44 1 $9.44
METERSTICK WOOD PLAIN END - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.19 1 $2.19
YARDSTICK WOOD PLAIN END - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.77 1 $1.77

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