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Ms. Pankratz from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Greater Than Math in Kindergarten!

My students need a magnetic visual models chart, addition & subtraction math puzzles, and supplies such as tape, folders, ziplock bags, laminating pouches and lunch bags to engage in differentiated math centers and small group instruction.

  • $330 goal

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My Students

Hola! I have taught bilingual (Spanish) kindergarten in the Chicago Public School system for the past 10 years. The students I teach come from predominantly low-income families and are all English Language Learners. Every year, I am excited to provide my young students with experiences and resources that they otherwise may not come across. This year I am one of two co-teachers teaching an inclusion-model bilingual kindergarten, meaning our classroom has both diverse learners (students with special needs) and typically developing students.

I am passionate about teaching early childhood and love exposing my young students to new experiences, getting them excited and invested in their own learning!

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read about me and my project!

My Project

I am teaching in an inclusion-model bilingual kindergarten setting for the first time this school year; I am working harder than ever in order to differentiate my math instruction to accommodate the various student needs in my classroom.

My differentiated small group and math center instruction require many materials including a magnetic visual number bond model, number pattern puzzles, addition puzzles, and subtraction puzzles; I'm requesting tools that will help my young mathematicians learn how to solve equations using a hands-on approach.

I also need various supplies such as packing tape, folders, laminating pouches, in order to execute some teacher-created games for students who require further modifications to activities.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, Acid Free (75091) • Amazon Business $14.76 2 $29.52
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.5 x 11-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack (TP3854-200),Clear • Amazon Business $27.69 1 $27.69
AmazonBasics Twin Pocket Folders with Fasteners, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Pattern Blocks • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, 150 Count • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
HH727 - Equation Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH726 - Number Patterns Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
White Card Stock Paper | 8 ½ x 11 Inches | Letter (US) Paper Size | 50 Sheets Per Pack | 80lb Cover Smooth (216gsm) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Paper Lunch Bag - 50 Count • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ziploc Gallon Slider Storage Bags, 96 Count • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Scotch Long Lasting Storage Packaging Tape, 1.88 Inches x 54.6 Yards, 4 Rolls (3650-4) • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Oxford Blank Index Cards, 5" x 8", White, 100/Pack (50) • Amazon Business $1.65 1 $1.65

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