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Mrs. C. from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning is Much More FUN with Learning Tools: Part 1!!!

The cost of various hands-on learning activities and tools for all subjects (to be purchased from Lakeshore Learning) is $588, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach 20 of the most fantastic third grade students at Slonaker Academy. Slonaker, a public community-based school in East San Jose in the Alum Rock School District, is a school full of wonderful students who face many challenges, including low socio-economics, language barriers, and low performance. My goal is to engage my students in what they are learning so they can learn to love education and become lifetime learners. Hopefully, they will pass on their love for learning to others! Achieving this goal can be very difficult, however, due to tight budgets, limited resources, and scripted curriculum. In addition, 90% of my students are second language learners, so I have to spend a great deal of my teaching time working on language development and math. The use of learning games and activities is very beneficial to struggling students. Many of the students at Slonaker come from very poor families. Their families work very long and hard hours just to provide life's basic necessities (many of which most people take for granted). For most students, their only opportunity for seeing new places and learning about new things is at school. Due to state budget cutbacks, teachers are not given the funds needed to fund fieldtrips, hands-on manipulatives, and other fun learning activities and tools. Unfortunately, at our school, the parents are unable to fund these activities. Please help me to help these wonderful third grade students to have fun and exciting hands-on learning activities and tools without having to leave the classroom. Please help us build and update our collection of hands-on learning activities and tools for all subjects. In addition, these activities will not only benefit my current students but also future students for years to come. I am requesting hands-on learning manipulatives, books, and center activities that will engage, challenge, and reinforce students in language arts, math, science, social studies, and much more. The activities will provide endless hours of fun and exciting learning. The creative and colorful games (which will assist in vocabulary development) will be especially beneficial to the second language learners and struggling students. Students for years to come will learn multiple subjects by using enjoyable activities that can be fit into our challenging curriculum. Thank you for your time and consideration! Your generosity is greatly appreciated!!!

Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
  • Slonaker Academy
  • San Jose, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR191 - Overhead Math Problem Solving Kit - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
AA149 - Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones Rubber Stam • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
GG182 - The Writer?s Notebook - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $32.50 2 $65.00
GG723 - Test-Taking Strategies Activity Centers • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
AA453 - Vocabulary Building Pocket Chart Program • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TW177 - Word for Word Phonics Game • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
EW319 - Student Equivalency Flipboards - Set of • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
CS625 - Problem Solving Math Journals Reproducib • Lakeshore Learning $21.99 1 $21.99
RR533 - Expand-A-Word Flip & Write Boards • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FS786 - Spell-The-Word Picture Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LK297BU - Heavy-Duty Pocket Wall Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning $18.95 1 $18.95
EB362 - Overhead Dice Set • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
LM125 - Word Patterns Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 1 $12.95
GG145 - Math Journal - Gr. 4-6 - Each • Lakeshore Learning $1.99 1 $1.99

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