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Mr. Murdock from Pink Hill NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math Fun Using Literacy!

Help me give my students books that will help them to solidify their understanding of math concepts as we build stronger foundations in math.

  • $362 goal

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My Students

Nothing excites the students at our school more than finally being able to say they understand what teachers have been teaching them. Seeing their excitement serves as the best tool to keep a teacher looking for new and innovative ways to deliver the best instruction possible.

Our school serves grades Pre-K through 5 and is a Title I school in rural Eastern North Carolina, an area in which poverty affects many.

Students receive free breakfast and lunch every day; they also receive a healthy snack of fruits or vegetables a few times a week. Despite the hardships our students face, they come to school seeking opportunities to move forward in today's society. It is my hope that these materials will open up a whole new world of possibilities that intensify their desire to grow as students and, ultimately, professionals!

My Project

Students are visual learners and love read-alouds. Although they are provided with math manipulatives to learn various mathematical topics, using anchor texts to introduce topics can make a huge difference in developing or activating their prior knowledge.

These books will not only continue to provide literacy opportunities to students throughout the year, but also enhance their understanding of basic math concepts.

Making connections across text or academic content areas is something teachers strive to do on a daily basis, but it isn't the easiest task to accomplish. Having a library of math-centered picture books would be a huge resource for any classroom!

Mr. Murdock
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Benny's Pennies (Picture Yearling Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Graph Contest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Same Old Horse (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Grizzly Gazette (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dinosaur Deals (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Safari Park (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hamster Champs (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Treasure Map (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Coyotes All Around (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Get Up and Go! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pepper's Journal: A Kitten's First Year (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ready, Set, Hop! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Elevator Magic, Level 2 (MathStart Subtracting) (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mall Mania (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Betcha! Estimating (Mathstart, Level 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Shark Swimathon (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
100 Days of Cool (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Fair Bear Share (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Give Me Half! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Racing Around (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Less Than Zero (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lemonade for Sale (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Polly's Pen Pal (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tally O'Malley (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sluggers' Car Wash (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Spunky Monkeys on Parade (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Sundae Scoop (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Probably Pistachio (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Game Time! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Room for Ripley (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Rodeo Time (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
More or Less (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bigger, Better, Best! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
The Best Vacation Ever (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77

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