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Ms. Cymanski from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bridging to 4th Grade with Books and Fractions!

Help me give my students higher-level chapter books and a magnetic fraction kit!

  • $220 goal

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My Students

My rising third graders are amazing young people! They bring a huge diversity of reading, writing and math assets to the classroom. Many are emergent bilinguals. They are all creative, and they have tons (I mean tons) of energy.

My students don't always have equitable access to the materials and experiences they need, compared to their peers in other schools.

We are a Title I elementary school in the Mission / Castro area that serves multiple vibrant and often-marginalized communities.

My Project

My classroom has been ALIVE and BUZZING with all of the new books and materials we have gotten over the last year.

Now, we're almost to 4th grade.

Up for these last 11 weeks are topics that will be crucial next year - fractions, and higher-level character analysis.

This specific magnetic fraction kit is going to help the whole class build their conceptual understanding of fractions as related to the tape diagrams they've been using to understand addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

And the specific books listed here are going to be perfect for the students' end of year character analysis projects.

Thank you so so much for everything you have done already to make our classroom such a warm, welcoming and exciting place to learn!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
129pcs Magnetic Rainbow Fraction Tiles Circles • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
Nasco Magnetic Fraction Strips - TB24471 • Amazon Business $19.77 1 $19.77
Ideal School Supply Pizza To Go Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $10.16 1 $10.16
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
Bird & Squirrel on the Edge! • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Bird & Squirrel On Fire (Bird & Squirrel #4) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bird & Squirrel On the Run (Bird & Squirrel #1) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up (Bird & Squirrel #5) • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73
Bird & Squirrel On Ice (Bird & Squirrel #2) • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
The Not-So Itty-Bitty Spiders (Olive & Beatrix #1) (Olive and Beatrix) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Super-Smelly Moldy Blob: A Branches Book (Olive & Beatrix #2) • Amazon Business $4.55 1 $4.55

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