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Ms. Trozzo from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

On the Right Path with Science and Math!

My students need a light table, Magna-Tiles, and Playstix so that they can be more involved with hands-on learning.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Manipulatives will give my students a new way of learning. With these new toys in the classroom my students will have a variety of ways to learn. They will be able to use the light table to learn their letters and numbers. They will be able to identify numbers by using math and counting. They will be able to build things with friends using the Magna-Tiles and Playstix and solve different problems. Hands-on learning is the best way of learning. Studies have shown that students being engaged in simple hands-on activity while listening to a message are more likely to retain details of what they have heard. These manipulatives will allow my students to be in charge of their own learning. My students will be very excited to learn in a variety of different ways.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
TT223 - I Can Build It! Architecture Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$217.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.33

Total project goal

$295.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.55

2 Donors

-$295.55

Donations toward project cost

-$251.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.33

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$0.00

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