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Mrs. Booth from Gainesville FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands On, Minds On, Math And Reading

Help me give my students targeted instruction and hands on experiences with math and reading.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This fall I will be returning to an elementary classroom for the first time in 8 years. I will be teaching 4th grade at a wonderful community school in Florida. While I don't know my specific students yet, I have met the students at the school and have learned the following about them:

* They are sweet and curious, thirsting for knowledge about the world around them and are quick to ask questions about almost everything new they encounter.

* They are problem-solvers and have a perseverance that is very rare in children this age. Whether it's reading a difficult text, or working a challenging math problem, they are dedicated to meeting the challenges that come their way.

* They are without many advantages that their peers have, and that is why I am creating this project. I want to provide them with a learning environment that will meet their needs and excite their minds. They so deserve it!

My Project

With the challenges presented by Common Core standards, the expectations for mastering math and reading have jumped up several levels. Research shows that one of the best ways to teach math includes opportunities for students to explore difficult concepts in a hands-on format, experiencing, not just watching. In addition, close, skill-specific interaction with text will help struggling students make significant gains in reading. This project is designed to put these best practices in action.

With the quality materials in these Hands-On Math Teaching Kits, and Reading Intervention kits, my students will explore difficult concepts in a manner that encourages experimentation and real-world application.

Concepts such as place value and fractions, as well as using reading as a TOOL for learning, will be easier to master with materials that foster interaction, cooperation, and first-hand exposure!

Mrs. Booth
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG580X - Hands-On Math Teaching Kits - Gr. 3-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
FF740X - High-Interest Intervention Reading Folders - Gr.4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
FF818 - Talk About Text Comprehension Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$438.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.92

Total project goal

$559.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.49

2 Donors

-$498.82

Donations toward project cost

-$475.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$60.67

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$0.00

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