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Mrs. DiNello from Statesboro GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making it All Add Up

My students need fun, hands-on remediation materials for basic addition facts, as well as addition with regrouping.

  • $322 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"OK, let's look over your work. What is 6 +1?" I must admit I expected a quick response of 7 from my 4th grade student, but what I got was lots of blinking and a blank stare. I have several students who still lack basic number sense. How can I build them up when their foundation is weak?

I have a FABULOUS class of 22 fourth graders in Georgia.

We are a group 50% boys, 50% girls. I have a mixture of Caucasian, African American, Bi-racial, Hispanic, and Asian students. 1 child has qualified as gifted and 2 of my students are autistic. The majority of my students qualify for free/reduced lunch. They are an eclectic mix of students, but they blend well together. I haven't taught a class this large in many years, but with budget cuts come larger class sizes. It is very hard to meet everyone's needs when you have a larger class. There is a TREMENDOUS gap in mathematical ability in my room (2 students place close to high school ability while 2-3 are placing closer to 1st grade level).

My Project

It is my hope that these resources will make learning fun for my students. They understand that their math skills are weak. They don't know how to improve and I know that shoving worksheets their way is not going to help at all. What they need are hands-on materials that they can work with during their enrichment time. They need these materials which will make them feel successful. They need a stronger foundation with basic math facts so that I can build them up.

"I believe that our background and our circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become." My mom had me when she was 16 and my parents didn't finish high school.

I am supposed to be a nobody, but because of the love and nurturing of a teacher I realized my potential. I teach at a high poverty school and I "get" what my kids are going through. All I need now are more resources to get THROUGH to them. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

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

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This project will reach 43 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD210X - Hot Dots Power Pens - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $36.00 1 $36.00
BD800X - Hot Dots Elementary Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $79.95 1 $79.95
RA991 - Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ394 - Addition Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $3.99 1 $3.99
FF297 - Hands-On Regrouping Kit - Addition • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95

Materials cost

$219.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$273.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.22

Total project goal

$321.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.46

2 Donors

-$321.46

Donations toward project cost

-$273.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.22

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$0.00

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