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Mrs. Ratajski from Camden NJ is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Marvelous Manipulatives

Help me give my students manipulative materials that will give them hands on learning experiences with storage to keep them organized and accessible.

  • $1,030 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Camden, NJ has been ranked as one of America's most dangerous cities. The majority of the students in my class receive free or reduced-priced lunch. Despite the challenges my pre-school inclusion students face living in this environment, they come to school eager to learn and grow. For many students, school is their safe place, and I want to create the best environment possible for them to feel safe, secure, and cared for. They are the future of this city and have the potential to improve their community.

My Project

My students need manipulative materials to give them a marvelous hands on learning experience.

Manipulatives improve the development of hand-eye coordination and hand strength, sense of spatial awareness, promote problem solving skills, creativity, and so much more.

The manipulatives in this project will also target specific academic goals. The magnetic puzzles will also encourage letter, numeral, and shape identification. The nuts about counting will give them the opportunity to practice counting, matching numerals to quantity, and quantifying. The playstix, waterblocks, and magna-tiles allow open-ended building with countless ways to put things together and encourage the children to use their imagination and creativity.

Mrs. Ratajski
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ633 - Classic Birch 12-Cubby Storage Unit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LM133 - Clear-View Bins - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $82.50 1 $82.50
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
LL676 - Magnetic Alphabet Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF579 - Blocks& Blueprints Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF667 - Magnetic Shapes Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP283 - Magnetic Counting Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BX708RG - Heavy-Duty Book Bin - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 4 $35.96
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LL112RD - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 4 $31.96
DD372 - Nuts About Counting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ZZ174 - Stack & Build Soft Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.95 1 $29.95
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$832.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$874.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$154.37

Total project goal

$1,029.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,029.13

10 Donors

-$561.00

Donations toward project cost

-$484.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.65

match offer

-$459.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$390.41

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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