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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magic With Magnetic Boards

My students need magnetic boards and supplies for small group visual instruction.

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are right below the fourth grade math and reading levels. We are an inner city school where the average family falls in the low-income category. We are a small neighborhood Title I Public School and have only two classrooms per grade level. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

Most students need to visualize Math strategies and skills. Plain paper and pencils may not be as fun and therefore they might not give it their all. I want to get them to be excited and engaged with Math and try to make it fun for them.

Using magnetic white boards and color markers to figure out the math solutions would be so much fun and they would love using different strategies and skills.

In addition to using the markers, they could use magnetic manipulatives to help them visual the Math process. The boards and markers can be used in small group and for independent work.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR621X - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $67.99 1 $67.99
TT379 - Double-Sided Write & Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD338 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
HH828 - Children’s Timer - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99

Materials cost

$216.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.15

Total project goal

$294.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.35

2 Donors

-$269.35

Donations toward project cost

-$228.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.40

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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