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Mr. Ockerman from Blackfoot ID is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Merry X-Math

Help me give my students a laminator machine with laminating pouches, stackable crayon boxes, letter size zipper pouches, dice, and playing cards.

  • $475 goal

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My Students

Being a first year teacher of fifth graders, my students come from a very diverse rural community. Our school boundaries include a Native American reservation and large Hispanic population. Our community also has a large National Guard influence, which employs many parents and guardians of my students.

Although my students are diverse, they are a close knit team where they help each other learn and grow while respecting each others individual diverseness.

Our theme this year is being a "HERO" with superpowers that are more attainable such as being a friend, being a buddy, not a bully, or even, a good listener.

I look forward to making our classroom a safe healthy learning environment where resilient students can safely make mistakes while learning and growing.

My Project

This year my students are struggling in math and especially those that do not like math. So I thought it would be a good idea to get them excited about math by getting them to do math while having fun.

I would like them to receive a math manipulative kit for Christmas where they can play math games with their families at home over the holidays.

I will use the laminator and laminating pouches to laminate math games and they will use the dry erase markers to mark their playing boards. They will store their games in the zipper pouches. The students will use the playing cards, dice, and crayon boxes for a variety of math games such as multiplication war, guess my number, and other fun math games.

I know this will be a great way to engage my students and maybe even get them to the point of liking math! They also will be spending quality time with family while playing these games.

Please help me in providing my learners with a Merry X-Math!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
1InTheoffice Crayon Box, Stackable Clear (4 Pack.) • Amazon Business $13.98 8 $111.84
Laminator Machine for A3/A4/A6, YE381 Thermal Laminating Machine for Home Office School Use with 50 Pouches, Paper Trimmer and Corner Rounder • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Pendaflex Poly Zip Envelope, Letter Size, Assorted Color Zippers, 5 per Pack (85292) • Amazon Business $8.48 8 $67.84
LotFancy Playing Cards, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), for Blackjack, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle Card Game • Amazon Business $13.98 3 $41.94
ARTEZA Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Pack of 36 (with Fine Tip), Black Color with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is perfect for School, Office, or Home • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
Nuova Premium Thermal Laminating Pouches, 9" x 11.5"/Letter Size/3 mil, 200 Pack (LP200H) • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Handy Basics 100 Pack Standard Game Dice 16mm (White) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AUSTOR 50 Pieces Game Dice Set 5 Translucent Colors Square Corner Dice with a Free Pouch • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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