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Ms. Lopez from Salinas CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivating Math Manipulatives

Help me give my students a variety of educational math resources, self checking math cards, legos and simple machine sets that will motivate and engage them.

  • $920 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My young students are enthusiastic English language learners! They are motivated and always try their best despite any obstacles that come their way. Our school is located in an agricultural community. Due to the high cost of housing, many of my students live with more than one family in the same household. They all deserve a welcoming and comfortable classroom space with a variety of educational learning resources.

I’m constantly amazed by how much these young children grow and develop, not only academically but socially as well!

My Project

Making math fun and engaging for my young students has always been a motivating factor for myself as an educator. Using hands on manipulatives such as the Early Simple Machines Set will allow them to use their creativity and problem solving skills.

Kindergarten is the year students learn important foundational skills that will help them be more successful in school.

It’s important to have engaging materials like the individual math folder games, self-checking magnetic math cards and number bots in order to learn early math skills. My students need these resources so that their first year of formal schooling will be memorable and fun!

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Ms. Lopez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $159.95 1 $159.95
PP291 - Self-Checking Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 5 $124.95
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
EE830X - Self-Checking Magnetic Math Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Small Building Plates • LEGO Education $41.95 1 $41.95
Large Building Plates Set • LEGO Education $36.95 1 $36.95
PP714 - Geometry Folder Game Library - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP711 - Counting & Place Value Folder Game Library - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
PP713 - Measurement & Data Folder Game Library - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TT609 - Magnetic Shape Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF608 - Giant Tracing Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AC226 - Number-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 3 $11.97

Materials cost

$665.65

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$60.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$781.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.92

Total project goal

$919.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$919.46

1 Donor

-$919.46

Donations toward project cost

-$781.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.92

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$0.00

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