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Ms. Christensen from Madison WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making the Most out of Math

My students need materials to facilitate organization and group work in order to increase productivity during math class.

  • $525 goal

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My Students

My students are participating in a bilingual education program in Madison, WI. In this program the students are taught half of the day in English and half in Spanish. I have a caseload of 15 students with a variety of special education needs ranging from learning disabilities to high functioning Autism. I work with the students on my caseload along with all students in the classroom in a supportive role as a co-teacher or teaching small group intervention type instruction. More than 75% of the students that I work with are English Language Learners who speak Spanish at home.

Middle school students come to school with a variety of challenges and having disabilities only adds to the difficulties that my students face on a daily basis.

I am encouraged by the positive attitudes and enthusiasm that my students bring to school every day. They work very hard through everything they face to make the best out of their education. I enjoy watching them learn and grow into independent young men and women as we work together as a learning community.

My Project

My students have small group intervention during math class in order to help them understand the material being taught as well as fill in holes in their understanding of previous information that they need to advance in math. The bins and binders will help to keep materials for each math group organized for the the 3 different periods of math intervention.

Visual timers will help the students stay on track during each activity during small group instruction.

Many of my students have attention and stamina difficulties when it comes to working academically. The Time Timer Original 12 Inch, 60 Minute Visual Timers will help the students to see how long they need to work on activities, which will help them to focus and do their best for that amount of time.

Many of my students do not come to school with the materials they need. The pencils and erasers will be used for the students to complete work during math class.

Ms. Christensen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Time Timer Original 12 inch; 60 Minute Visual Timer – Classroom Or Meeting Countdown Clock for Kids and Adults (Black) • Amazon Business $26.00 4 $104.00
mDesign Stackable Plastic Storage Bin Container, Home Office Desk and Drawer Organizer Tote with Handles for Storing Gel Pens, Erasers, Tape, Pens, Pencils, Markers - 6 Pack, 10" Long, Clear • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Sharp EL501XBWH Engineering/Scientific Calculator • Amazon Business $8.19 5 $40.95
Learning Resources Primary Calculator, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $36.74 1 $36.74
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.48 4 $33.92
Advantus Plastic Weave Bin, Black, 4"H x 7 3/10"W x 10"D • Staples Advantage $9.69 3 $29.07
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $23.91 1 $23.91
12 Pk, BAZIC Standard Size Polka Dot Paperboard Clipboard w/ Low Profile Clip (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $23.04 1 $23.04
Electric Pencil Sharpener, Auto-Stop Feature and Best Heavy Duty Helical Blade Sharpeners for Office School Classroom Kids Artists, AC adapter or Battery Operated for No.2 and Colored Pencils. (Black) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
12-Pack of Premium Magnetic Dry Erase Erasers / Dry Erasers - 2" x 2" - Perfect Whiteboard Erasers for Classroom, Home and Office • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (White) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 3-Ring Binder, 1 Inch - 4-Pack (Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pencil Top Eraser Caps Chisel Shape Pencil Eraser Toppers Assorted Colors in Bulk 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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