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Ms. Chen from Fremont CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Centers to Make Learning Fun!

Help me give my students portable lap desks, hands-on STEM kits, fun math games, and high-interest readers to enrich our center time.

  • $1,322 goal

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My Students

My students come in ready to learn every day. They are naturally curious about the world around them. Our program is in a two-way language immersion program where, in the third grade, 60% of instruction is taught in Mandarin and 40% of instruction is taught in English. On any given day, one group of students receives instruction in Mandarin from me, and then another group comes in for English instruction.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share a love of learning and discovering new things every day.

I want to engage my students through authentic choices so that they are excited to learn in a variety of ways.

My Project

Centers allow students to work on activities at their own pace while the teacher provides personalized instruction tailored to the needs of the students. During center time, my students are given an individualized menu of activities. They choose when and how they want to accomplish these learning goals. I have seen an increased level of engagement when students are given choices of time, pace, and path to achieve their goals. As a result, students are taking ownership of their learning. While students are working in different centers, I am meeting with small groups to provide differentiated instruction and meet the diverse needs of my learners.

By increasing the variety of center activities, my students will be engaged in activities that meet their needs, and thus empowered to take ownership of their learning.

To enrich my students' learning experiences, this project includes STEM kits that will provide hands-on opportunities to encourage students to create, collaborate, communicate, and think critically. The portable lap desks will provide learners the flexibility to choose where they want to sit and make group collaboration easier. The math games will reinforce students' critical math concepts while actively engage them in play-based learning. Lastly, the high-interest books encompass diverse content, reading levels, and genre. Selected with my students' interests in mind, these books will help them explore topics they enjoy and support their journey to become life-long learners.

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This project will reach 43 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Burgundy • Amazon Business $25.00 6 $150.00
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00
Exploring STEM Grade 3 10-Book Set • AKJ Education $68.55 1 $68.55
Blocks Rock! A STEM Toy and Educational Game of Competitive Block Building for Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Soyee Magnetic Blocks | STEM Learning Toys | Educational Construction Magnetic Building Tiles Set for 3,4 and 5+ Year Old Boys & Girls | Creative Fun Kit Magnet Toys Gift for Kids-56pcs • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Code Master • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Fraction City • AKJ Education $17.51 1 $17.51
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Triangle (Shape Trilogy) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Math Fables Lessons That Count • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Kampung Boy • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
If You Lived Here Houses of the World • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
On a Beam of Light A Story of Albert Einstein • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Wishtree • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Guardian of the Realm (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #11) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Square (Shape Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
The Candymakers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fablehaven • Amazon Business $7.62 1 $7.62
The Unbreakable Code (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Fraction Dominoes • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Elapsed Time Flash Cards • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shortcut • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Yellowstone National Park • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
America's Man-Made Landmarks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
America's Natural Landmarks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Papagayo The Mischief Maker • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I'm an HTML Web Page Builder • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
I'm an App Developer • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
I'm a Scratch Coder • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Please Write in This Book • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Zomo the Rabbit A Trickster Tale from West Africa • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Will Come Back for You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Don't Know Much About the 50 States • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Biggest House in the World • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The American Flag • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Pizza Counting • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Levers • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Seven Chinese Brothers • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Wheels and Axles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Screws • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Let's Talk About Race • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ramps • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Pulleys • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
U.S. Landforms • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Who Was Christopher Columbus? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Bruce Lee? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Listen Up! Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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