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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 2!!!

The cost of various hands-on learning manipulatives, books, and center activities (from Lakeshore Learning) is $592, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Hello generous donors! I teach 20 of the most fantastic third grade students at Slonaker Academy, a public community-based school in East San Jose in the Alum Rock School District. Slonaker is a school full of wonderful students who face many challenges, including low socio-economics, language barriers, and low performance. 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. These 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. Students for years to come will learn multiple subjects by using enjoyable activities that will fit into our challenging curriculum. 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 at times 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. These 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, neither are the parents able to fund these activities. So, that is why I ask you for some help. 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
GG926 - Prefix/Suffix Linking Cubes Instant Cent • Lakeshore Learning $79.50 1 $79.50
DS360X - Word-A-Day Vocabulary Cards - Complete S • Lakeshore Learning $69.50 1 $69.50
RR188 - Overhead Math Problem Solving Kit - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
GG258 - Reading Comprehension Overhead Kit - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
CS624 - Problem Solving Math Journals Reproducib • Lakeshore Learning $24.99 1 $24.99
GG885 - Kooky Carnival: Context Clues Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GG883 - Pirate Island: Reading for Details Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
AB257 - What Is Grammar? Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $23.50 1 $23.50
DG327 - Take It to Your Seat Literacy Centers - • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
LM412 - Phonics Fun Wheels • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
TT248 - Words of the Week Mini Word Wall • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
EB363 - Overhead Spinner Set • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95
RR969 - Math Journal - Gr. 1-3 - Each • Lakeshore Learning $1.99 1 $1.99

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