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  • $446 goal

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Mrs. Landry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hot Dots Will Make Us Hot Shots!

My students need hot dot pens and quiz cards to support independent skills review and boost their test taking confidence!

My Students

With the emphasis placed on standardized tests these days, I am constantly trying to find new ways to help my students prepare that are fun and interactive. Hot Dots will allow my students to study in a different way that will be much more enjoyable and beneficial.

My 5th grade students are amazing!

Over half of them have special needs of some sort, whether special education, English as a Second Language learners, or other accommodations. We are a high-poverty school, with 75% of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Our school is a small neighborhood school, but it is quickly growing. The students here are sweet kids who have a desire to learn and do their best. We are excited to see each other every day and learn something new together.

My Project

These Hot Dot quizzes are great! They are grade level appropriate, and focus on all different areas of Language Arts, Reading, and Math. The students can work at their own pace to finish each card, and the Hot Dot pen gives them immediate feedback on their performance. I am requesting a set of 6 pens so that this may become a center or a small tutoring group activity. The students will welcome the change from normal practice, and they will love to work at their own pace.

With standardized test time quickly approaching, the old saying "drill and kill" comes to mind.

We have to spend so much time "drilling" skills and test taking strategies, that I feel like I am "killing" my students' spirits and desire to learn. I truly believe that these Hot Dot quizzes will change that. They will thrive on the independence these tools provide.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD230 - Hot Dots Power Pen - Each • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 2 $21.90
BD305 - Hot Dots Math Quiz Cards - Grade 5 • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
BD670X - Hot Dots Reading Comprehension Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $89.95 1 $89.95
BD230X - Hot Dots Power Pens - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
BD205 - Standards-Based Hot Dots Language Quiz Cards - Grade 5 • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95

Materials cost

$311.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$378.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.82

Total project goal

$445.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$445.47

1 Donor

-$223.00

Donations toward project cost

-$189.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.45

match offer

-$222.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$189.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.37

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$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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