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Ms. Marshall from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math and Literacy Shape Up!

Help me give my students the supplies to become better writers and help with their letter recognition!

  • $310 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have a very diverse demographic in our community, ranging from refugees to families that have been in the neighborhood for generations. We also have a majority of English Language Learners who have just come to America! In our Head Start Pre-K program alone we have quite a few languages going on at once; including, Spanish, Chinese, Karen and Arabic. Some children come into my classroom having only arrived to America a few days before and do not speak or understand English. How very scary for these brave children! But what a joy seeing them understand some English and then speaking before the school year is complete. I am always amazed by them.

Since we are a Head Start program, our families are within the poverty level and depend on our program for many resources.

Sometimes extra clothes, especially warm winter clothing, books and basic school supplies. I like to add materials to the classroom that will enhance their learning experience. Unfortunately out budget doesn't always meet the needs.

My Project

We need some new materials to make math and literacy more exciting! We have been doing graphic practice in the classroom and a organizer for the lapboards and a supple of dry erasers can really help!

Our little hands need to strengthen up to help us write!

The write a letter activity center can help them strengthen their fine motor skills without having to worry that they "didn't do it right". For letter recognition, magnets and build a letter activity center will help them get to know the letters by feeling and constructing.

Geo boards are always a fun way to explore shapes! We will be studying signs and their shapes in the coming weeks, the geo boards will be a great asset! Also, a fresh supply of number magnets will help with numeral identification.

Ms. Marshall
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL437 - Lapboard Supply Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
LA138 - Write & Wipe Broad-Tip Markers - Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC743 - Build the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
DA363 - Best-Buy 9" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DA362 - Best-Buy 6" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC206 - Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC207 - Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
LC208 - Magnetic Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
DA365 - Extra Rubber Bands • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$229.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$263.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.47

Total project goal

$309.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$309.81

2 Donors

-$265.00

Donations toward project cost

-$225.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.75

match offer

-$44.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.72

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$0.00

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