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
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
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.

Ms. McVeigh from Costa Mesa CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Enough Fingers, We Need Rekenreks!

Help me give my students Ten-Bar Rekenreks (100 beads on each ) to use for strategic reasoning in math.

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I teach in a Title I school in CA. Most of my students come from a low socioeconomic background. About 1/2 are English language learners. Half of my students live in a single parent home. These children love school and are excited to come each day. They are happy kids who encourage and celebrate one another's victories. We walk to a nearby Assisted Living home once a month to visit with our elderly friends. The children are so loving, patient,and kind with the residents there (most have dementia), while making crafts, chatting together, reading together etc Some of the children have taken their parents to visit their special friends at the Assisted Living home on weekends and one little girl and her single mom took Christmas gifts to some of the residents there! My 1st grade students are learning how to serve others and give of themselves.

My students love math and the challenge of solving math word problems.

They need help developing the ability & confidence to solve math problems & they need the tools to test and confirm their reasoning. They are eager to tackle double digit numbers up to 100 and beyond!

My Project

This grant will allow the purchase of 22 ten-bar Rekenreks ( 100 beads on each) for each of my first graders to be used for strategic reasoning in math. The Rekenrek is a wonderful tool, a visual model, for supporting the development of number sense, addition and subtraction strategies, place value, and subitizing.

Using the 100 bead Rekenreks, students will extend their counting to 100, add and subtract within 100, compose & decompose numbers into tens and ones, & explore multiplication as repeated addition.

The Rekenrek will help build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning and to help make abstract ideas concrete. The use of math tools offers the students an authentic learning experience which will help my students to bridge the gap between the world in which they live and the abstract world of mathematics.

Ms. McVeigh
Grades PreK-2

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

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. McVeigh is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rekenrek to 100 with Color Change • Nasco $11.95 22 $262.90

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


Sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Support a teacher
near you!

Explore a map with requests from teachers across the country.

View map of requests

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Costa Mesa","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[669298],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4758139,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":22,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. McVeigh","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"669298":{"owner":"Ms. McVeigh","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4758139],"proposalHash":"-648138293","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":106537,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":669298,"schoolCounty":"Orange","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}