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Ms. Matteson from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Through a Different Medium!

Help me give my students an opportunity to experience math through classroom read alouds!

  • $304 goal

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My Students

I am a first grade teacher in my second year of teaching in a low-income neighborhood! Each day when I come into the classroom, I am so excited to get to make such an incredible impact on my students' lives. Our school is a Title I school with almost all of our population qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch! As a new teacher to first grade, there are a lot of expenses that come with setting up a productive and functional classroom! A lot of this money comes out of my own pocket as our district does not have the budget to support new teachers in this way.

I want my students to be able to reach their full potential!

This year is incredibly exciting for me as I have always hoped to get the opportunity to teach first grade! This new grade brings new challenges and learning experiences for both me and the students in my class. We get to experience first grade together, learning from one another and helping to push each other to reach our full potential for them as students and for me as their teacher.

My Project

This past year, our district adopted a new math curriculum! One of the wonderful parts of this curriculum is a list of literature that addresses the concepts being taught; however, these resources were not purchased for each classroom.

I know how helpful it can be for students who struggle with math to see the concepts being taught through a different medium.

I wish that as a student I had had the opportunity to explore math in a more visual and interactive setting. I have seen the power that interactive math read alouds can have on student interest with addition, subtraction, and more! I'm hoping that by getting to use these books as whole class read alouds, my students will gain a deeper understanding, want to pick up these books again and again, and learn to love math even more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two Ways to Count to Ten A Liberian Folktale • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
The Clock Struck One A Time-Telling Tale • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Color Zoo • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dk First Encyclopedia • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Windows, Rings, and Grapes---Look at Different Shapes • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Great Graph Contest • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
12 Ways To Get To 11 • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Water Hole • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inchworm and A Half • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Each Orange Had 8 Slices A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
City by Numbers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Quack and Count • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mission of Addition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Time Is It, Mr. Crocodile? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Round is a Mooncake A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fraction Action • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Polygon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Domino Addition • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Double the Ducks • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mall Mania • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Seaweed Soup Matching Sets • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Animals on Board: Adding, Level 2 • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Elevator Magic • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Give Me Half!:Understanding Halves • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
More or Less Comparing Numbers • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dinosaur Deals Equivalent Values • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Jack the Builder • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
How Big Is a Foot? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Just Enough Carrots Comparing Amounts • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
It's About Time, Max! • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Busy Bugs A Book About Patterns • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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