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Ms. Fuentes from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Practice Makes Perfect

My students need math, alphabet, sight words practice books and ink cartridges to practice important skills.

  • $403 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever heard of the saying, "Practice makes perfect"? My students need to practice the skills they learn throughout the day.

I teach twenty-six wonderful kindergartners!

They love to sing, count, read and play. They attend an inner city public school in Chicago. Our school is located in a high-crime and high-poverty neighborhood. My goal as their teacher is to expose them to as many learning experiences as possible in a safe learning environment.

My Project

I'm requesting reproducible books in which I will be able to make copies for my students. These books include the skills that kindergartners must master by the end of the school year. They include the following skills; addition, subtraction, numbers, handwriting, alphabet, vowels and sight words. I'm also requesting ink that will allow me to print these practice sheets for my students. These math books support and challenge English-speaking and Spanish-speaking students. They contain identical activities in English and Spanish that develop and reinforce essential basic skills in math.

I tell my students that they must practice, practice, practice!

These books and ink will allow me to make copies for them to practice. They will practice these skills at home for homework. It's challenging for them to practice these skills if they don't have these resources in school. Your kind donation will give my students the opportunity to master these skills by the end of the year.

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

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 950XL (CN045AN) Black Inkjet Cartridge • Quill.com $33.29 2 $66.58
Lexmark 100XL Return Program High-Yield Inkjet Cartridge 3-Pack Color • Quill.com $52.19 1 $52.19
Lexmark #100XL (14N1068) Black High-Yield Return Program Ink Cartridge • Quill.com $26.09 1 $26.09
Paper Mate Earth Write Recycled Pencils • Quill.com $0.89 24 $21.36
Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension & Fluency, Grade 1 • Quill.com $14.84 1 $14.84
100 Write-and-Learn Sight Word Practice Pages • Quill.com $13.94 1 $13.94
Scholastic Learning Mats Match, Trace & Write the Alphabet • Quill.com $13.04 1 $13.04
First Graphic Organizers: Reading • Quill.com $11.51 1 $11.51
Creative Teaching Press Cut & Paste Sight Words Sentences • Quill.com $8.99 1 $8.99
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Multiplication • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Colors & Shapes • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Addition • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Numbers • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Fractions • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Harcourt Steck-Vaughn Bilingual Math Subtraction • Quill.com $8.81 1 $8.81
Practice Makes Perfect: Addition & Subtraction, Grade 1 • Quill.com $5.39 1 $5.39
Scholastic Success Basic Concepts, Grade PreK • Quill.com $5.21 1 $5.21
Scholastic Success With Alphabet, Grade Pre-K • Quill.com $5.21 1 $5.21
Build-a-Skill Instant Books Series: Sight Words Part 2 • Quill.com $5.21 1 $5.21
Scholastic Success With Vowels, Grades K-2 • Quill.com $5.21 1 $5.21

Materials cost

$307.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$342.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.40

Total project goal

$402.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$402.64

10 Donors

-$380.64

Donations toward project cost

-$323.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$22.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$18.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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