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Ms. Elby from Bridgeport CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First-Year Teacher needs First Year Supplies

Help me give my students reading material for both Math and Science as well as math manipulatives.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am a first-year teacher beginning my adventure on a 5th-grade team in Bridgeport, CT. I am so excited to be teaching Science and Math, however, I realized that I am not supplied all of the tools to do so. My goal is to make every lesson an engaging, interactive experience. I have found that when this is accomplished fully, every student is accommodated and instilled with a passion for learning; paving the way for their educational success.

My Project

I am a first-year teacher working in an urban district in CT. I am so excited to be a part of the 5th-grade team, however, I have no supplies for this age group. The school does not have a budget so everything has been out of pocket. My goal is to be able to make every lesson a differentiated one with plenty of hands-on material so every student will be successful. Coming right out of graduate school, I found it difficult to supply material for my students' needs. In this project, I am asking for non-fiction books, as well as math manipulatives that will be used throughout the year. Thanks in advance!

Ms. Elby
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NGSS Grade 5 - Complete Collection (35 Books) • AKJ Education $270.70 1 $270.70
TIME For Kids - Grade 5-6 with Teacher's Guide and financial bonus issues • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00
NGSS Grade 5 - Motion and Stability (5 Books) • AKJ Education $34.43 1 $34.43
Learning Resources - Double Sided Magnetic Fraction Circles • Teachers' School Supply $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Advantage - Fraction & Decimal Tiles In Tray • Teachers' School Supply $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Advantage - Fraction & Decimal Tiles In Bag • Teachers' School Supply $13.99 1 $13.99

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