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Ms. Matracia from Providence RI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring the United States!

My students need a United States Resource kit, teaching globe, Geography Skills Match-Ups and more to help teach them about our government.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach second grade ELL Collaborative in an inner city Title l school. I have 26 students in my classroom. My school services children that live in a poor area of the city. In a school of approximately 650 students, 95% of them receive free breakfast and lunch.

My amazing students are ready, able, and eager to learn about the United States!

They have many needs so I try to make our classroom a safe, comfortable environment where they can feel welcome and loved. My ELL students are eager to learn while my general education students are always willing to assist their classmates' learning. My students need every tool and strategy I can come up with to assist them in learning English. It is very important for all of them to feel successful! Despite the challenges they face, they are always ready to help each other succeed.

My ELL students are hungry for knowledge about their new country. Learning a new culture can be difficult so the social studies I provide is both essential and beneficial.

My Project

The United States Resource box will engage my students in how our government works. Not only will the students learn about the three branches of government but also different American symbols. The Geography Skills match ups are a hands-on way for my students to learn about maps and land-forms.

After learning about our government, the students can hold an election in the classroom complete with speeches, signs, and a voting booth.

Having a globe will enable the children to see where their home country is compared to where they are in the United States. Lastly, my students will learn about important figures from our country's history.

Ms. Matracia
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE221 - United States Resource Box - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
HH975X - Geography Skills Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
GT539 - Hands-On Teaching Globe • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP857 - Social Studies File Folder Games - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP913 - Landforms & Mapping Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$219.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.69

Total project goal

$297.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.94

1 Donor

-$179.67

Donations toward project cost

-$175.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$90.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$77.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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