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Ms. Maez from Quincy CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Go, 4th Grade, Let's Go!

Help me give my students the gift of college aspirations, alliances, and goals!

  • $982 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My upcoming class of students are a wholesome group of small town people. Our town of just under 2,000 people is tucked away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where the kids have all grown up. My students have been together since the very beginning, some as far back as diapers. From intellectual to musical, autistic, athletic, and beyond, I have a typical American classroom.

One common thread among each student is that they are all athletes: baseball, wrestling, soccer, gymnastics, dance, I even have jiu jitsu athletes!

This common theme in small town life rings true throughout our school. Typically, if the kids aren't camping in the woods, they are on some kind of sporting turf with their parents, teachers, and siblings in the crowd. I hope to build our community within the classroom based around the common thread of sports.

My Project

Have you ever heard of March Madness? What about March Madness MATH? If you haven't, look it up! It's an all out math battle, tournament bracket style, that focuses on strategy, math algorithms, and a little bit of luck. The best part is that it can be used for any sports tournament; NCAA Football Championship, NBA playoffs, or Local High School tournaments are just some of the tournament "themes". That's just one way I aim to inspire kids to get excited about topics such as math, but I hope to thread the tone of College ambition into all disciplines.

I want to create a classroom that inspires college aspirations in young students.

An athlete myself, I formed allegiances to certain colleges such as Stanford when I was a young girl and aspired to go to a University like that one when I graduated solely based on my love of their sports teams. I want to adorn our Math Tournament Wall with college pennants from across the US, introducing my 4th graders to many college options early and often.

Each student will be assigned a team at the beginning of each math tournament. But the team does not only relate to math; they will research different elements of the college such as geographic location, historic events, scientific achievements, and more, weaving in interdisciplinary teaching moments throughout the school year and capitalizing on our 4th grade standard of US History. In addition, reading, writing, and debate will all be incorporated into projects. And it all starts with a little bit of inspiration from a very cool pennant!

Ms. Maez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winning Streak North Carolina Tar Heels Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Arkansas Razorbacks Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Georgia Bulldogs Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Notre Dame Fighting Irish Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Texas Longhorns Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak West Virginia Mountaineers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Iowa Hawkeyes Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Oklahoma State Cowboys Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Florida Gators Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Purdue Boilermakers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Louisiana State LSU Tigers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Miami Hurricanes Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Penn State Nittany Lions Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Texas Tech Red Raiders Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Alabama Crimson Tide Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Minnesota Gophers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Nebraska Cornhuskers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Clemson Tigers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Auburn Tigers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Washington Huskies Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Michigan Wolverines Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Texas A&M Aggies Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Wisconsin Badgers Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Florida State Seminoles Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Ohio State Buckeyes Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Winning Streak Michigan State Spartans Wool Embroidered and Sewn Pennant • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95

Materials cost

$726.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$66.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$834.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.19

Total project goal

$981.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$981.28

4 Donors

-$490.00

Donations toward project cost

-$418.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.00

match offer

-$489.52

Match offer toward project cost

-$416.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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