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Mrs. Steigerwald from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Minds Think Differently

My students need math literature books and portfolios to enhance mathematical skills and learn independence.

  • $231 goal

This project expired on March 1, 2011.

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My Students

Alfred Mercier states, "What we learn with pleasure, we never forget." I do not want my students to learn because they have to, I want them to learn because they want to. My students have many demands on them every day. It is my job to create a love of learning and a feeling of success.

This is my first year teaching first grade.

I teach in a public school within a very small community. My classroom consists of 8 boys and 12 girls. They are the most amazing group of students I have ever had. I absolutely love teaching each and every one of them. My classroom consists of a variety of learners and they all have different needs. My classroom is full of unique individuals and when I think of my students, these words come to my mind: sensitive, funny,talkative, outgoing, smart, over-active, defiant, sweet, collaborator, leader, confident, shy, self-conscious, companion, artist, musician, singer, dancer, athletic, and problem-solver. It is very important that my students feel a sense of security and belonging in the classroom. Together we have created a positive classroom environment where everyone learns.

My Project

I have requested the Lakeshore Math Literature set and a portfolio organizer. They will build mathematical concepts through literature and help promote independence. This set With these books, students will begin to enjoy mathematics and learn a variety of mathematical concepts taught in the first grade curriculum. My first-grade students will also benefit from the portfolio organizer. This will help students learn independence. They will begin to take responsibility for their own belongings and learn how to stay organized.

I hope to instill in my students a love of learning and a sense of independence.

You can make this possible. The portfolio organizers that you provide will foster independence and the literature books will increase mathematical skills through reading. Your donation is sure to help create a positive and enjoyable learning environment. Your donation will make a crucial difference in the lives of my students.

Mrs. Steigerwald
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE386 - Math Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.00 1 $79.00
LA932 - Extra Organizer Boxes - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LA997 - Student Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

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