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Mrs. VanCouwenberghe from West Valley City UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning During Covid-19

Help me give my students hands-on math kits, non-fiction Time Magazine Readers, and new earbuds to utilize computer programs that teach foundational math skills.

  • $986 goal

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My Students

My students are resilient and determined to find success even when COVID-19 seems to want to slow them down or get in their way. I teach DLI -English for an amazing group of 5th grade students. Not only are they trying to learn a second language (third for some of them) while living through a pandemic, but a lot of them are trying to do this while everyday life stressors caused by the pandemic are holding them back. Since 3rd grade, my students have been faced with the realities of what education looks like during COVID. They came into my classroom with serious deficits in basic mathematical (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and number sense) which holds them back from learning the 5th grade cores successfully. They also came in struggling with reading comprehension and fluency. While they are gaining ground, some new interesting books and hands-on manipulatives would go a long way to fill in the holes for my students.

My Project

Academic learning is my main concern right now. I want my students to be able to feel confident in their learning and be able to rely on their background mathematical and language arts skills to help them excel in 6th grade and beyond. The manipulatives will help me teach small group interventions for students who are struggling with math skills, but also explain higher-level thinking skills to the whole class as we tackle the 5th grade core together. The non-fiction Time Magazine readers will help my students focus on non-fictional stories while working on fluency and comprehension AND also add in current events so my students can see what's happening in the world around them.

Mrs. VanCouwenberghe
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 45 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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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 $389.00 1 $389.00
TIME For Kids - Grade 5-6 with Teacher's Guide and financial bonus issues • TIME for Kids $5.50 45 $247.50
BF191X - Hands-On Fraction Tiles Set - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
JustJamz 30 Pack 3.5mm Stereo in-Ear Earbud Headphones - Earphones (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98

Materials cost

$795.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$837.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.87

Total project goal

$985.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.79

1 Donor

-$985.79

Donations toward project cost

-$837.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.87

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$0.00

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