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Ms. Aiello from Oakland CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Math Fabulous!

Help me give my students upgraded and revamped math centers. Our centers need to be upgraded and preserved with color copies and lamination so they can be enjoyed throughout the years to come.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

I teach in a title 1 school in Oakland, CA in heart of Chinatown, where 71% of my students are English language learners, speaking a variety of languages. My students come from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hispanic, Iranian and Filipino and African American, to name a few 80% of my students qualify for the federal free or reduced lunch program. My students come into class everyday eager to learn. My students love working together to solve problems, finish projects and build our classroom community as kind, caring individuals and community members.

My Project

Math can be such a fun learning experience but who wants to do worksheets when you can solidfy concepts and build on skills using math manipulatives like counters and spinners and math games?

Math centers can help students learn math concepts in a hands-on and collaborative way.

My students need laminated center cards and math manipulatives and materials to make these centers and everyday part of our math curriculum and to boost their understanding of common core math standards.

We will use the laminator to help the center cards last as well as to label the bins. The spinners will be used to boost specific math games; the colored paper will be used as consumables and as color coding for the math centers. We will use many of the manipulatives, like the 3-D shapes, buttons, counters, clothespins, pattern blocks, play doh, etc to build some new math centers. And, of course, we need to store these centers, so we will use the sterlite bins and caddies to organize the centers for quick and easy access!

Students will have specific centers that correspond with our math units. Each center will be taught explicity and then students will be able to use daily with a partner or in a small group to review and build on math skills and concepts.

Ms. Aiello
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $33.32 3 $99.96
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
ARTEZA Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 52 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Magnifiers, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Whitmor Natural Wood Clothespins, S/100 • Amazon Business $7.29 3 $21.87
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Pouches - 8.9" x 11.4", 200-Pack • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5" x 11", 24 lb/ 89 gsm,"Cool" 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets(20274) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Samsill 200 Clear Heavyweight Sheet Protectors, Reinforced 3 Hole Design Plastic Page Protectors, Archival Safe, Top Load for 8.5 x 11 Inch Sheets, Box of 200 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Brybelly 12 Decks (6 Red/6 Blue) Wide-Size, Regular Index Playing Cards Set – Plastic-Coated, Classic Poker Size • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Biubee 1100 Pcs Assorted Size Mixed Color Resin Buttons- 4 Holes Round Craft Buttons for Sewing, Scrapbooking, DIY Handmade Decorations • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kidsco Foam Dices Assortment - Assorted Colors - 24 Pack Traditional Style Learning Resources for Math Teaching – Great Toy, Game, Prize for Kids • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Tatuo 40 Pieces Arrow Spinners Board Game Spinner Arrow Toys for Party School Home Using, 4 Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Popsicle Wood Colored Craft Stick, 4-1/2-Inch - Pack Of 240 - Ideal For Crafters, Teachers, And Students • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coopay 300 Pieces Transparent Color Counters Plastic Math Counters Game Counting Bingo Chips Plastic Markers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
US Toy - Miniature 3/4" Apple Erasers, Ages 3 Years & Up (1-Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Smartdealspro 10-Pack D6 Six Sided 16mm Transparent Dice Die-Random Color • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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