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Mrs. Smith from Berwyn HTS MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Learning

Help me give my students manipulatives, counters, Letter Activity Center, and Lace a Word Beads to provide hands on learning, instead of boring worksheets.

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Sixty-five curious third graders are becoming strong readers and writers. Our school is a small neighborhood school in PG County. About half of our third graders are learning English as a second language. There is also a significant part of our population receiving free and reduced-price meals.

We are also very proud to be a Green School.

We work hard to incorporate helping the environment and reducing our carbon footprint into everyday. The students are eager and excited to learn everyday!

My Project

Manipulatives provide a way for the students to learn skills without having to use a paper and pencil. Research shows that many students retain the information they learn better when they are able to use their hands to build or construct something. To some this looks like play, but to teachers this is learning.

I strive to have a play to learn classroom.

I want to create a fun and inviting environment my students are excited to become a part of. These manipulatives will help me reach this goal. Please consider donating to make my classroom fun and filled with learning.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP751 - Bridge Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH359 - Following Directions Building Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD372 - Nuts About Counting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC1667 - Sea Animal Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1653 - Fun Fruit Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC743 - Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Lowercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$191.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$236.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.71

Total project goal

$278.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$278.04

1 Donor

-$236.33

Donations toward project cost

-$236.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.71

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$0.00

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