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Mrs. Shiner from Allentown PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math and the Growth Mindset

My students need dry erase boards and markers to visualize and write as they problem solve in math. They need a break from paper and pencil tasks to help them stay engaged!

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and curious children who live in a high poverty, high density urban area. They often have limited experiences outside of this urban environment. They love learning and need to widen their background knowledge to help them engage in challenging academic subjects. They come to school looking for us to provide many of the basics they need for success. My students are lucky to be in a school with many community partners and nearby arts and cultural resources. They love learning and embrace opportunity and adventure with open hearts and wide smiles.

My Project

My students need the chance to explore and use materials that allow them to move about, take notes and think creatively as they work to learn math. We use whiteboards to visualize our thoughts, take notes for discussion, work independently at stations and to "jigsaw" individual work into a class response

The ephemeral quality of the white board allows students to experiment, to try and then let it go to try again; these materials allow us to develop a growth mindset.

These whiteboards, magnetic math materials, markers and erasers will assist students with thinking both logically and abstractly, to count, calculate, measure and more. Writing, drawing and working it out in math will be a whole lot more fun with these materials on hand!

Mrs. Shiner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Classroom Pack] w/ ClearWipe Coating! Mini Lapboards +30 BONUS Whiteboard Markers +Felt Erasers – 9” x 12” DOUBLE SIDED Small White Boards For Students, Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $59.96 1 $59.96
EXPO 86601 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $4.91 4 $19.64
EXPO Original Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Advantage 7210 Magnetic Counters, Grade: Kindergarten, Two Color (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $9.36 1 $9.36

Materials cost

$104.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$136.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.09

Total project goal

$160.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$160.61

3 Donors

-$155.27

Donations toward project cost

-$136.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.34

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$0.00

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