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Ms. Ronto from Erie PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mighty Mariner Mathematicians

My students need manipulatives, such as whiteboards, dry erase markers, counters, and rulers to help their minds grow!

  • $399 goal

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My Students

My third grade students are creative, thoughtful, and love learning! They are enthusiastic about math every day. During a lesson, they have a chance to use hands-on materials and whiteboards to solve problems and show their thinking. My students are very curious, and math tools/manipulatives help them explore and figure out problems. My classroom is very diverse, which includes many English Language Learners. Therefore, incorporating tools will help with grasping the skills being taught, as well as showing me whether or not they are understanding. There are many different abilities, so it's important to have tools to help students reach their individual goals.

Our school is located in an urban area, so many of my students face challenges at school and at home.

However, even with all the challenges, they amaze me with their determination and perseverance daily. They truly inspire me!

My Project

My students love learning! One of their favorite times of the day is math!

The first thing we do is get out our math tools that help make complex tasks easier, as well as help keep my students more engaged.

We need new materials as well as replacing old or broken ones. We need updates to help us continue to be successful. Other materials are just ones that need replenished frequently, such as dry erase markers and erasers. The student whiteboards are very important for student learning because they can show their thinking and write out problems to solve. Also, they help the teacher to assess each student quickly! Students use the counters to help solve multiplication and division problems, and they also use them for many math games that we play to reinforce math skills every day. We use the flash cards to practice math facts that are necessary to know with fluency for a good, strong foundation, so that students can successfully build on other math concepts. Many of the manipulatives are used in classroom lessons, math games, and math centers to help practice and develop their math skills. Also included in the project is a set of cube containers to help organize all the math materials.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO 1920940 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $39.45 2 $78.90
Dry Erase Boards, Ohuhu 30-Pack 9 x 12 inch Double Sided Whiteboards Set, Including 30 x Lap Board, 30 x Black Markers, 30 x White Boards Eraser for Back to School Teachers, Students, Kids, Classroom • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99
SONGMICS 12-Cube Metal Wire Storage Cube, Cube Storage Organizer, Modular Bookcase, DIY Closet Cabinet Shelf, Bookcase with Rubber Mallet 36.6''L x 12.2''W x 48.4''H, Black, ULPI34H • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Star Right Math Triangle Flash Cards, Multiplication and Division Facts 0-12, Double-Sided, 2 Write and Wipe Cards Included, 2 Erasable Markers, for Ages 8 & Up • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13882) by Dixon Ticonderoga • Amazon Business $18.85 1 $18.85
GTP 12" Crystal Clear, Plastic Rulers, inches, Metric with Hole for Binder-Bulk-Each ruler comes with individual plastic bag (1 pack 36) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Trend Enterprises Inc Multiplication 0-12 All Facts Skill Drill Flash Cards • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
ETA hand2mind 5810 Linking Pop Cubes (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Nasco TB18746T Dot Dice Set, 5/8" Square, Foam, 36-Piece, Yellow with Black, Grades K+ • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Learning Resources LER0131 Transparent Color Counting Chips, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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