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Mrs. Smolko from Spanaway WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives + Games = Math Success!

My students need math manipulatives, games of interest to practice math skills and build interpersonal skills with their peers. We will use the counters, markers, flash cards and dice near-daily; the games in weekly centers!

  • $596 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, compassionate hands-on learners. Many come from homes with limited resources and many challenges, but they come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically.

Our classroom pledge is, "Nothing out there can stop us in here!" No matter what's going on at home, we focus on our engagement and learning at school.

We spent 2017-2018 together in 4th grade, and we get the opportunity to loop up to 5th grade his coming year. I'm looking forward to creating new and exciting challenges for them.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the method and environment in which they learn best vary greatly. We incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky and thankful to continue working with them!

My Project

These materials will enhance the interactive and hands-on learning lab classroom that I strive to create. My math center time is time that my students really enjoy-they rotate through four 15-minute stations that include small group time with me, independent practice, tech time, and game time with peers. Students are grouped based on skills and personalities, and they are thankful for the opportunities to play and learn more about each other. This kind of cooperative learning is at the heart of our class culture and all but eliminates behavior problems and increases respect for all.

With these new materials, my students will be able to engage with each other at their levels of skill to fill in gaps in their learning and take them farther toward their math and social skills goals.

My students already have shown an astonishing interest in team-building, brain teasers, problem-solving and cooperative tasks. This project will only help enrich their experiences with the world of math.

Mrs. Smolko
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hasbro Battleship Board Game with Planes, Ages 7 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Race To Infinity - Math Board Game For Ages 6+ By BeGenio –2-4 Players - Fun & Educational Family Game – Teach Your Child The Times Table & Practice Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication & Division • Amazon Business $27.50 1 $27.50
Educational Insights Free-Range Fractions Game • Amazon Business $26.12 1 $26.12
IRIS 6 Quart Modular Storage Box, 12 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $24.48 1 $24.48
STEM game PET ME for Multiplication and Division math board game- Easy start educational game Perfect learning gift for girls and boys 7 and up Pet wonderland adventure game for family • Amazon Business $23.65 1 $23.65
STERILITE 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $23.44 1 $23.44
Kitki THREE STICKS Math Game Puzzles For Kids Educational STEM Toys. Gifts For Boys & Girls Of Ages 8 & Up. Improves Geometry, Logical Thinking & Creativity. • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
CLOUD HOPPER Addition Subtraction STEM game - Alien chase adventure - Fun learning toy for ages 6 and up - Aligned to Singapore math - With 10 faced math dice • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
SAY CHEESE – Math Board Game for Kids to master Multiplication Tables, best Summer STEM Gift for boys and girls • Amazon Business $17.65 1 $17.65
Teacher Created Resources I Have… Who Has…? Math 4-5 (7833) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources Head Full Of Numbers • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Advantage Transparent Spinners - Set of 5 - Math Game Spinner • Amazon Business $7.50 2 $15.00
Learning Resources Gear Clock, 4 Inch, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Logic Roots Froggy Fractions Card Game for Advanced Fraction Skills • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Cardinal Double 12 Color Dot Dominoes in Collectors Tin (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Learning Resources LER3799 Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Didax Educational Resources Place Value Flip Stand • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
TREND enterprises, Inc. Zoom! Learning Game • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
50 6-Sided Dice | 16mm | 5 Colors • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Royal Bingo Supplies 1000 Pack of 3/4-inch Bingo Chips (Mixed) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Smartdealspro 5 x 7-Die Series Two Colors Dungeons and Dragons DND RPG MTG Table Games Dice with FREE Pouches • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dry Erase Erasers | Whiteboard Eraser - Magnetic - For Home, Office and School Classroom Teacher • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Creative Options 2-3750-77 Pro-Latch Utility Organizer with 3 to 28 Adjustable Compartments, Large • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Division War (Flash Kids Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
School Zone - Multiplication War Game Cards - Ages 8-Up, Math Games, Multiplication Tables, Third Grade Math • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
School Zone - Math War Addition and Subtraction Game Cards, Ages 6 and Up, Kindergarten to Second Grade, Addition, Subtraction, and Math • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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