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Mrs. Houser from New Britain CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives for Hands-On Learning

My students need Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head games, play-doh, laminating pouches, Velcro tape and a tablet for learning and practicing math levels K-3rd.

  • $759 goal

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My Students

The excitement of "Fun Friday" isn't just once a's every day! This year my students requested more STEAM such as science and art experiments and as well as computer activities. Many of our new resources are used on a daily basis during free choice time.

My students come to school with many concerns outside of their control so, in our classroom, we utilize teamwork and social skills to the fullest potential.

Our school is a small school making a big difference for students who have been placed in our building for various personal/private reasons. Many of them do not have "typical" experiences prior to entering the school system.

Here, they receive additional resources and opportunities such as a smaller class size, as well as strategies for social and emotional learning in addition to academic skills. If funded, we plan to keep these resources in our room, but make them accessible to other students in grades 3-12 in our school.

My Project

My students' abilities range from pre-k to above grade level in mathematics. As I become more used to teaching the primary grades, I am learning that my students want manipulatives. Anything they can touch, move, pick up, etc...! I have been making a lot of laminated activities with the units that we've covered so far. I would like to continue to create more. This requires printer ink, laminating pouches, binder clips to keep them all together and Velcro for removable placement within activities. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to get a project funded which contained K-1st grade "math folder games". In this project, I am extending those folder games for the 2nd-3rd grade levels.

The students in my classroom have had a blast with Flashlight Fridays so I am going to introduce them to UV markers and lights so that we can have another way to creatively complete our work with "invisible ink".

The Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head sets will be used for free choice time after we complete a lesson about symmetry using the sets. The Play-Doh will replenish the containers that have been used for the last two years during math, reading, science and free choice time. Thank you so much, dear donors, for contributing to the wonderful lessons we enjoy at our school!

Mrs. Houser
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP940X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
Velcro 3/4" Dots Combo Pack Velcro Tape, Clear, 200/Case • $30.59 3 $91.77
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Fellowes Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter, ImageLast, 3mil, 200 pack • $28.89 3 $86.67
Velcro Industrial-Strength Tape Roll, Black • $34.25 2 $68.50
Invisible Pens Come in 3 INK COLORS! - Kids Party Toy Markers - Disappearing Ink Pens with UV Dark Light on Keychain - Awesome Stuff for Secret Message Writing - A Magic Secret Agent Spy Pen! • Amazon Business $9.49 4 $37.96
Scotch Magic Tape Value Packs, 12 Rolls/Pack • $24.64 1 $24.64
Playskool Mrs. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
TaoTronics UV Flashlight Blacklight, 12 Ultraviolet Led Flashlight with Free AAA Duracell Batteries, Pets Urine and Stains Detector • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
GPC Image Compatible Ink Cartridge Replacement for Canon PGI-250XL CLI-251XL PGI 250 XL CLI 251 XL for Canon Pixma MX922 MG7520 MG5420 MG5520 MG6620 Ix6820 (4 PGBK 2 Black 2 Cyan 2 Magenta 2 Yellow) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Quill Brand Steel Binder Clips Mini, small, 1/4" Capacity, 12/Box • $1.18 3 $3.54

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