You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $778 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Clement
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 17 donors
  • $0 still needed

New ESL Math Teacher in Need of Manipulatives & Supplies

My students need math manipulatives, math games and a document camera that will allow for more visually stimulating lessons.

My Students

In the past year, our population of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) at my high school has more than doubled, which has increased my class sizes and assignments as an ESL Teacher. This year, in addition to teaching English, I've been asked to take on our ESL Math Program.

As an ESL Teacher, I am not provided with a set curriculum like many mainstream teachers.

While this allows me the freedom to create all of my own lessons and thematic math units, it also becomes an extremely daunting task with a lack of supplies. 70% of my ELL population is refugees, often with struggling pasts and interrupted learning. Frequently, it is misperceived that math is a universal language, and as a result, many people believe that my ELLs will struggle less in math. On the contrary, many of my students struggle in multiple subject areas as a result of their continuing efforts to improve their English. The academic language in all subject areas, and especially math, pose struggles for my learners. By providing a more hands on, interactive and visually stimulating approach to learning math, I hope to bridge this learning gap.

My Project

As a new ESL Math Teacher, my classroom is in dire need of math manipulatives and supplies in order to help me create more engaging lessons. In addition, all of my students will greatly benefit from a document camera. My students love any opportunity to go to the whiteboard, so this visual aid will also provide a unique opportunity for peer tutoring and learning.

I am confident in saying that I have some of the most hardworking, dedicated and respectful students who are so appreciative of the education they receive and who are so eager to learn.

I hope that you can help me to create a math learning environment that matches their zeal for learning.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson DC-06 Document Camera - document camera • Best Buy for Business $383.39 1 $383.39
JJ690X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 3-6 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
TE430X - Math Flash Card Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BOARD MAGNETIC 8X12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.54 5 $32.70
TT674 - ATM Action! Money Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
ID307 - Magnetic Bills • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
ID308 - Magnetic Numerals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
ID306 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$578.04

Vendor shipping charges

$15.27

State sales tax

$28.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$660.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.63

Total project goal

$777.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$777.51

15 Donors

-$529.56

Donations toward project cost

-$456.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.68

Matching donations from our partners

-$240.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$204.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Westbrook","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1905713],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"ME","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1040385,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/new-esl-math-teacher-in-need-of-manipula/1040385/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Clement","authorIds":{"1905713":{"owner":"Mrs. Clement","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1040385],"proposalHash":"-504726308","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-2_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":305357,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTkxNjc1NA==","MTkxNjQ3OQ==","MTkxNjYzOA==","MTkxNjczMw==","MTAzNTEyMw==","MTkxNjcyMg==","MTkxNjQ3NQ==","MTkxNjYzNA==","MTkxODU0OA==","MTkxNjQ0OA==","MTkxNjcxNw==","MTkxODAwMA==","MTgwNTY5NQ==","MTkxNjQ3OA==","MTkxNjUwNQ==","MTg5MjQ4OA==","MTg5MzM0Mw=="],"teacherId":1905713,"schoolCounty":"Cumberland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"ME","name":"Maine"}}