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Mrs. Valasek from Lower Burrell PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Patterns for Futures

My students need pattern blocks and block trays to expand on their number relationship skills with fractions, patterns, multiplication, and division.

  • $268 goal

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My Students

I am in the middle of my 12th year as a third grade teacher in PA. Over the years education has changed dramatically. I believe it's always important to keep focus on the students. Today's students live in a fast-paced, ever-changing world full of choices. Creating a classroom environment that allows for student collaboration, problem-solving, and communication is essential.

My students thrive in hands-on learning and small group work.

Please help my classroom on this project. Thanks for taking the time and please feel free to share my project with others.

My Project

Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce math concepts in the classroom. Pattern blocks help students to explore many mathematical topics, including congruence, similarity, symmetry, area, perimeter, patterns, functions, fractions, and graphing. The pattern blocks will engage my students into hands-on learning. They will help to make student learning more concrete. The pattern block trays will help students keep their blocks organized and manageable. These blocks will be great for classroom learning, small group instruction, and learning centers. These manipulatives will also foster creativity and connect art to math.

Students can develop an understanding of relationships between objects with different values, such as coins or place-value models with the use of pattern blocks.

Your donation will help make this possible. Thank you!

Mrs. Valasek
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pattern Block Work Tray Only • Nasco $3.95 24 $94.80
Wooden Pattern Blocks • Nasco $16.50 5 $82.50

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