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Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning Math and Literacy

The cost of this proposal is $213, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

Math is an important skill for people of all ages to understand and appreciate. As adults, our brain notices natural patterns and assigns meaning for us to use. In the minds of 1st graders, this is a skill that we are trying to teach. Patterns, measuring, estimating, shapes...all pieces of simple math concepts that can cultivate a joy and passion for math and a higher-level of thinking and problem-solving in other areas of life. Exposure to such things is something that most of my 28 first graders are missing in the low-income, or equity plus school that I teach in. The aim of this proposal is to provide both exposure and language/vocabulary through fun and engaging books about such mathematical topics. These two concepts are important because: (1) Exposure: Most of my children come from homes of limited resources in regards to parental time, learning materials at home, and early exposure to exploration of learning and mathematical concepts. As a result, even my most advanced students are missing fundamental basics. (2) Vocabulary: With the lack of exposure, a lot of my children come in not reading and lack vocabulary. In addition, about half of my students are Hispanic and do not have English speaking parents. Introducing vocabulary through stories allows my kids to have a visual cue or representation to associate with the word on the page. These two are perhaps the most important reasons that I can think of to ask for twenty books that focus on mathematical themes. These books will be used to teach supplemental math lessons required by my district to compliment the Saxon math program used at my school and further help students to master North Carolina objectives. I would like to thank you in advance for the time and consideration taken in reading this proposal.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rooster's Off to See the World Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Arnie, the Doughnut Laurie Keller • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
It's about Time! (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, John Speirs (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Greedy Triangle Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Biggest, Strongest, Fastest Steve Jenkins • Barnes and Noble $12.69 1 $12.69
Are We There yet, Daddy? Virginia Walters, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shape of Things Dayle Ann Dodds, Julie Lacome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Penny Pot Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne W. Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Divide and Ride Stuart J. Murphy, George Ulrich (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Lemonade for Sale (Level 3: Bar Graphs) Stuart J. Murphy, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Betcha!: Estimating Stuart J. Murphy, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Best Vacation Ever Stuart J. Murphy, Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Fair Bear Share Stuart J. Murphy, John Speirs (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Missing Mittens Stuart J. Murphy, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Give Me Half! Stuart J. Murphy, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Pair of Socks Stuart J. Murphy, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
More or Less (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, David T. Wenzel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Sundae Scoop Stuart J. Murphy, Cynthia Jabar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes Stuart J. Murphy, Remy Simard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (Bright and Early Books Series) Dr. Seuss, Seuss • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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