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Ms. Somerville from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Brilliant Bobcats

Help me give my students Versatile Math and Literacy Learning Kits for independent practice.

  • $752 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2022.

This project expired on May 14, 2022.

My Students

My tiny first graders are having their first real experience with school due to the pandemic. Many of them missed an entire kindergarten year because they stayed home for virtual learning. Therefore, it is essential to help them stay healthy and in school as much as possible.

I am so proud of their growth and newfound excitement for learning.

I know this semester of teaching and learning will show even more extraordinary academic achievement than the first semester.

My Project

The Versatile Literacy and Math kits will create confident, independent learners in my first-grade classroom. Many of my students are still hesitant to participate in class discussions during math and reading lessons because they lack confidence. They don't want to answer incorrectly and aren't confident enough to ask questions because they missed a real kindergarten experience. If they had these self-checking independent learning kits, they could get the extra practice with previously taught skills and check their work. It would boost their confidence and remove the fear of answering incorrectly during class discussions.

Ms. Somerville
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 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Math Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade K), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
hand2mind VersaTiles Literacy Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade 1), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99

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