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Mr. Menard from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Games and Wall Decor for the Economically Disadvantaged.

Help me give my students the assortment of tools and environmental art work that they need to succeed.

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a school where about a quarter of our students have special needs and about 90% are economically disadvantaged. We are in an urban city that is rated the worst in the nation for large urban cities. Our funding is repeatedly cut by politicians. My school's population is around 72% African American. 22% of our school's children have special needs.

We service students from the areas that have been hardest hit by poverty, lack of jobs, mental illness, childhood trauma, and civil unrest.

These students deserve more. They truly lack the "privilege" that their suburban counterparts share. The students are in desperate need of basic supplies and relying on the kindness of donations.

My Project

My students have very few materials to use or see. I work in a very old building that looks and feels old. The walls are drab and uninviting. I want to pick up some motivational artwork that is age appropriate and uplifting. In tandem with that, we are hoping to get basic materials and math games equipment. We are hoping for dice sets to help in math. Along with flash cards, math games, reading cards, writing cards, and other manipulatives to help out.

It is really hard to compete with our suburban counterparts when we are constantly having our budget slashed.

No one wants to learn in a building that looks like an old insane asylum. We were really hoping to spruce the place up. I picked out a number of nice posters and motivational saying to help us to feel better and look better.

Mr. Menard
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
16 Inspirational Classroom Posters - Chalkboard Motivational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 002 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
16 Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 001 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Creative Teaching Press Poster Pack Teaching Material (5692) • Amazon Business $20.94 1 $20.94
Motivational Posters for Classroom & Office Decorations | Inspirational Quote Wall Art for Teachers, Students, School Counselors, Principals, Home & Office | Set of 10 Creative Chalkboard Designs • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Creative Teaching Press Inspire U Chalk Posters 6-Pack (7425) • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
PlayMonster 5 Second Rule • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Poppycock Family Dice Game | Fun & Creative Kids Dice Games | Board Games for Families | Children Dice Games For Learning | Unique Adult Dice Game Set for Game Night | Dice Games for Families • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Learning Resources Reading Comprehension Cubes • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
TREND enterprises, Inc. T-76304 Zoom! Learning Game • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Learning Resources Writing Prompt Cubes • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Edupress Reading Comprehension Practice Cards, Reading for Detail, Blue Level (EP63062) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Edupress (EP-3067) Reading Comprehension Practice Cards, Cause & Effect, Red Level • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Teacher Created Resources 20634 Foam: Reading Comprehension Cubes • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Retell a Story Cubes • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Edupress Reading Comprehension Practice Cards, Context Clues, Red Level (EP63071) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
ThinkFun Math Dice Chase - The Fun Game of Mathematical Hot Potato, Invented by a Math Teacher • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Koplow Games Place Value Dice Classroom Accessories • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Scratch and Learn Division • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Scratch and Learn Multiplication • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Koplow Games Intermediate Multiplication Dice • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Division War (Flash Kids Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
School Zone - Subtraction 0-12 Flash Cards - Ages 6 and Up, Problem Solving, Subtraction Problems, Math, and More • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99
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
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

Materials cost

$312.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.33

Total project goal

$408.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.89

1 Donor

-$347.56

Donations toward project cost

-$347.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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