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Mrs. Thelen from Denison IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math Connections!

My students need math books to assist in making math connections while learning!

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a low-income school district. In our building, 77% of families qualify for free or reduced lunches. Despite their many diverse backgrounds, all students in my classroom are supported with love and encouragement by their teachers and families. Families are very supportive of teachers' efforts with their children in our building.

Students come to school eager to learn and find a friend in the caring teachers in their classrooms.

They enjoy the hands on learning environment our school strives to provide! Teachers work hard to prepare lessons and activities in which students can easily relate.

Parents show their support in many ways. We have an excellent turn out of students and parents for our open house, Family Math and Literacy Night, and parent teacher conferences. Parents often ask how they can help their child continue learning at home and often volunteer to help during special events at school and in the classroom.

My Project

My students and I are using a new math program this school year! We are excited for the opportunity of hands-on mathematical experiences and learning it will provide. The program encourages making math connections through the use of manipulatives, literature, talking about math, partner work, and critical thinking.

By donating to our project, you will be providing the literature needed to help my students make math connections!

My kindergarten students love learning through literature. They remain engaged in reading and love to help act out stories, which is a great addition to learning. I hope that by using literature as a part of my math instruction I am able to model a love for reading across various subject areas.

Mrs. Thelen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Shape Of Things (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Cubes, Cones, Cylinders, & Spheres • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Eight Silly Monkeys Book Set For Kids Toddlers with Stickers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Eggs and Legs: Counting by Twos (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
How Tall?: Wacky Ways to Compare Height (Wacky Comparisons) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
How Heavy?: Wacky Ways to Compare Weight (Wacky Comparisons) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Ten for Me • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
What's New at the Zoo? An Animal Adding Adventure • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Plus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Minus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Toasty Toes: Counting by Tens (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Quack and Count • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Ten Apples Up On Top! • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
How Many Snails?: A Counting Book (Counting Books (Greenwillow Books)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hop Jump (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Action of Subtraction (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
12 Ways to Get to 11 (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Domino Addition • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Elevator Magic, Level 2 (MathStart Subtracting) (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Button Box • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Pair of Socks (MathStart Series, Matching, Level 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Just Enough Carrots (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lots of Ladybugs!: Counting by Fives (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $5.96 1 $5.96
Monster Musical Chairs (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.71 1 $5.71
3 Little Firefighters (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Doggies (Boynton on Board) • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Jack the Builder (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Moo Baa La La La • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
Tally O'Malley (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost

$255.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.08

Total project goal

$360.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.51

3 Donors

-$210.26

Donations toward project cost

-$178.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.54

match offer

-$150.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.54

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$0.00

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