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Ms. O. from Worcester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Explore With More!

My students need engaging, hands-on materials to support their academic learning in reading and math!

  • $624 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom consists of a diverse population, from all over the world. Many of them are English Language Learners, come from low income families and are growing up in inner city neighborhoods. At school they are provided with free breakfast and lunch and many of them are given backpacks of food every Friday to ensure they are fed over the weekend.

Despite the obstacles they face daily outside of school, they continue to show up eager to learn.

I consider my students to be the most caring, generous, understanding and helpful children that I know. They deserve the best education regardless of where they come from. When they enter my classroom, they feel safe and know they have the opportunity to find their strengths through engaging, hands on learning.

My goal is to provide the necessary resources for an exciting and rich learning experience, especially for those who lack that opportunity in their home environment. If my students are fortunate enough to obtain these types of resources, this will help them develop the skills needed to be and feel successful. This will give them exposure to new types of learning.

My Project

Having these materials in the classroom will consistently support student academics through active, hands-on learning. For some of my students, the classroom is the only time they have to interact with children their own age and learn how to work cooperatively with one another.

Kinesthetic learning is more valuable to a student than any teaching I can do, therefore having these materials will allow them to problem solve and explore on their own.

These materials will enrich their minds in new and engaging ways. Using these types of math and literacy manipulatives, puzzles and games will give students opportunities to use inquiry thinking and create an atmosphere of sharing and responsibility. With a class of more than half of the students that are ELL, these activities are differentiated and will meet the needs of all learning styles.These include: Phonics Quiz Cards with pens, Wooden Pattern Blocks, Magnetic Math Manipulatives and more.

In order to keep the centers that I create handmade lasting longer, they need to be durable and the laminating machine will allow me to make them with durability and they can be used over and over again in the coming years. Dry erase markers can also be used on laminated activities making them more engaging and interactive and reusable.

Ms. O.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD540X - Power Pen™ Phonics Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
BD530X - Power Pen™ - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH430X - Reading Match-Ups - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
INTEY Thermal Laminator A4 with Two Roller System Fast Warm-up Quick Laminating Speed • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Elmer’s 1680 CrayonPro Electric Sharpener • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
PP432 - Addition & Subtraction Playing Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DA334 - Wooden Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1167 - Subtraction Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC1166 - Addition Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base Ten Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
MFLABEL Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
HH437 - Blends & Digraphs Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH727 - Equation Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Design Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF895 - Operations Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF897 - Money Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH436 - Compound Words Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$492.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$530.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.56

Total project goal

$623.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$623.75

1 Donor

-$623.75

Donations toward project cost

-$530.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.56

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$0.00

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