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Mrs. Liza from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Foundation Skills for Math & Reading

Help me give my students a strong foundation in math and reading concepts!

  • $598 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori.

I teach first, second, and third graders in an urban public Montessori school.

They are curious learners that work and learn from each other! Through the prepared environment, the students use materials to gain understanding and move to abstraction. They learn from each other and challenge each other to be the best they can be.

Our school zone includes the local shelter. We have multiple families who are struggling to meet their basic needs. The classroom is a safe, consistent place for them to come and be a part of our school family. As a teacher, my hope is that they become confident in who they are and free to question, explore, and understand this world we live in.

My Project

The math materials listed in this project target students basic understanding of place value and number sense. This year I have notice some students who are struggling in these areas. These materials will provide additional aid, allowing them to manipulate and hopefully master these math targets. The reading materials purchased through this project also target student's learning goals in building fluency, comprehension, and decoding skills. Teaching in a Montessori classroom, Lakeshore Learning provides wonderful products that support students independent study during their work cycle. I talk to my students daily how we need to "see it, say it, read it, write it" to master concepts in all subject areas. The materials purchased through this project will allow my students to do all those things.

Mrs. Liza
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP650X - Grab & Match Leveled Math Quickies - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
GG470X - Touch & Read Phonics Sentence Match - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $95.00 1 $95.00
AA359 - Close Reading Comprehension Teaching Center - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP754 - Stack & Build Addition⁄Subtraction Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE991 - Visualize It! Part-Whole Addition and Subtraction Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE993 - Visualize It! Part-Whole Place Value Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG948 - Fiction Read & Sequence Comprehension Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
GG949 - Nonfiction Read & Sequence Comprehension Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
HH726 - Number Patterns Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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