You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Melhorn from Katy TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Math Meaningful for My First Class

My students need math manipulatives such as dominoes, dice and a 100s chart. They also need writing tools such as expo markers, a pencil sharpener, and privacy folders for math lessons throughout the year.

  • $345 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher that has limited classroom supplies and materials. I want to share my love for math and science with all of my students. By providing them with math manipulatives, they will be able to engage each other through a hands-on and interactive way of learning.

I have the privilege of working at a quaint and cozy school just outside of Houston.

My students are all unique and different in their own special way. I teach the 2nd grade English Second Language class for math and science. Majority of the students in my class are from overseas and will transition both in and out of my classroom throughout the year due to their parents jobs. The students are very energetic, love to learn and interact with each other. They enjoy challenging each other at stations and working hands on in groups. My students rarely sit at their desks and independently work. Instead, students travel to various spots in the room to complete engaging work with partners. Students switch classes halfway through the day which allows my resources to be shared with twice as many students.

My Project

I will only be teaching math and science, the materials will be used all day, every day in my classroom by double the regular amount of students. The students will use the materials daily during our math talks, calendar time, problem solving as well as math stations. The students will be able to use the expo markers at their desks, as well as at the teacher table. There is something about dry erase markers that make math more fun to students. Dominoes, cards and dice will be used during the math stations to create problems for students to solve. My students will also be using privacy folders during fact fluency quizzes and tests. With these resources, I envision a classroom where students are engaged in their work, having fun and learning. These supplies will help my students be able to work alone, in pairs as well as small groups. By providing these science and math materials, my students will have the opportunity to have hands-on experiences they can connect to the real world.

These supplies will significantly impact my students' lives for the better.

As a first year teacher there are many items needed to complete my classroom. Your donations will help me share my love for math and science with my students. These tools will help students see that math can be fun and is all around us. The more that students enjoy what they are doing, the more work being done and ultimately more learning! I want my classroom to be a place where students are eager to learn and work!

Read More

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Melhorn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ689 - Privacy Partition - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 3 $83.97
X-ACTO Teacher Pro Electric Pencil Sharpener with SmartStop, Black (1675) • Amazon $35.05 1 $35.05
RA802 - Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Expo Low Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase Markers, Black, (80001) (4 Dozen) • Amazon $24.50 1 $24.50
Carson Dellosa Deluxe Hundred Board Pocket Chart (158157) • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
Diamond Playing Cards: 12 Decks (6 Red, 6 Black) Poker Size Regular Index Plastic Coated Playing Cards by Da Vinci, Made In Taiwan • Amazon $14.95 1 $14.95
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
50 6-Sided Dice | 10 x 5 Different Colors • Amazon $10.99 1 $10.99
Charles Leonard Multi-Purpose Felt Erasers, 2 x 2 Inches Each, 12 Erasers per Pack, Charcoal, 1 Pack (74520) • Amazon $10.69 1 $10.69
Charles Leonard Eraser Caps, Latex Free, Assorted Colors, 144/Box (71544) • Amazon $9.11 1 $9.11
Grading Calculator - E-Z Grader Teacher's Aid Scoring Chart - Breast Cancer Edition (Pink) - 8-1/2" x 4-3/4" • Amazon $7.88 1 $7.88
Bostitch Professional Magnetic Easy Staple Remover, Black (40000M-BLK) • Amazon $5.25 1 $5.25

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Katy","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2991357],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1609552,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":42,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Melhorn","authorIds":{"2991357":{"owner":"Ms. Melhorn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1609552],"proposalHash":"232381361","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20606555,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzAxMTYwNQ==","MzAwMTIwNQ==","MzAxMzQ1NA==","MzAwMjQ4Ng==","MzAxMjM4Mg==","MzAwMzkwMg==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg=="],"teacherId":2991357,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}