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Ms. Cavin from Durham NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathtastic: Promoting Classroom Engagement

My students need seat sacks, dry erase lap boards, stools, floor cushions, and an adjustable recliner cushion.

  • $543 goal

This project expired on December 10, 2018.

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My Students

My students last year were an energetic and curious group from all over Durham. Together we explored 3rd grade math and made the best of our learning experience. My students became family; we had the greatest connection. We focused our time on building positive relationships with one another so that our classroom environment remained positive. This ensured an awesome learning space for all students.

Each day I noticed how students began encouraging one another to do their best and work hard.

My students eagerly wanted to learn and do more!

My Project

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive when they are given a choice of where to work and who to work with. I felt that my classroom lacked options for my students to choose from, this is where the flexible seating comes in. The items that I have selected, stools, floor cushions, and an adjustable recliner cushion, will help my students by giving them additional seating options to make more effective learning choices. Seeing how giving them choices can positively affect their work and demeanor and hope that the additional options will help us grow as a class.

The seat sacks are needed for my Block B students.

Switching classes can be a hassle but an even bigger mess when the next class has nowhere to put their belongings. I believe that the seat sacks will not only save time, but also give my Block B students a feeling of having their own space in their math classroom. The dry erase boards are needed, as the ones that we currently have are worn out. Having new ones, we will, as a class, learn to take good care of them, knowing that we have to share with two blocks. My students complained all last year of not being able to write on the older dry erase boards due to them either already having writing on them that wouldn't come off or the boards just not allowing the marker to write. New ones will be used for fact fluency daily and of course used to aid students when solving math problems.

Ms. Cavin
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pacon Chair Storage Pocket Chart Blue and Red (PAC20060) • $6.79 25 $169.75
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Cushions with Handles, 2" Deluxe Foam, Round, Assorted, (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
AceLife Stadium Seat Adjustable Recliner Cushion for Bleachers or Benches - Set of 2, Red • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Fat Catalog Assorted Color Metal Stack Stool with Padded Seat, ALT1100SO (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard, 12/Pack • $19.99 2 $39.98

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