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Ms. Spain
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Put a Smile in School with Brain Games!

My students need numerous educational, hands-on learning tools to engage their learning. These Hot Dots pens and quiz card learning tools are for a variety of subjects including math and reading.

My Students

Please help engage my students in learning with the addition of hands-on educational games and learning tools.

My fabulous fourth graders are thirsting for the chance to use hands-on learning tools in our classroom!

Please help us enhance our learning and creativity with the addition of learning games and technology-enhanced learning tools for numerous subject areas. I teach at a rural school where many of my students do not have the capability to be exposed to any form of technology outside of the classroom environment. It is imperative that all of my students are given the opportunity to explore the capabilities of technological advances in today's society. These tools will add to all of the technology we have in the classroom now. Every child in my classroom has a strong desire to learn. They are lovable, energetic, and are constantly sharing their knowledge with each other.

My Project

The ultimate goal for our classroom would be the acquisition of six educational reading board games, Hot Dots reading and math quiz cards with six pens, and numerous reading, writing and math classroom resources. Students build math and reading skills and get instant reinforcement with these fun-to-use Hot Dots quiz cards! Kids just touch an answer with the special Hot Dots pen, and the pen tells them whether they are right or wrong. Board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying interaction with others. Board games can foster the ability to focus and lengthen your child's attention span by encouraging the completion of an exciting, enjoyable game. The set of 6 board games includes one game for each critical reading skill such as fact and opinion, finding the main idea and numerous others.

Having hands-on educational games in the classroom would allow the students to be excited about learning in a variety of ways.

This will allow me to differentiate instruction and reach the needs of all of my learners. There are so many ways that the learning tools will benefit our classroom! They will be a motivating and exciting way for students to extend their learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots(r) Reading Comprehension Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
Comprehension Game Pack: Blue Level • Kaplan Early Learning Company $110.46 1 $110.46
Hot Dots(r) Pen 6 Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $55.21 1 $55.21
Teacher Created Resources - Daily Warm Ups Word Problems Gr 4 • Teachers' School Supply $18.99 1 $18.99
Carson Dellosa - Guinness World Records Math Gr 4 • Teachers' School Supply $16.99 1 $16.99
Hot Dots(r) Word Problems (Grades 4 - 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Hot Dots(r) Academic Vocabulary Cards - Grades 4-6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Fraction Dominoes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.31 1 $9.31
Fraction Quiz Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Mulitple Meaning Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Multiplication Hot Dots(r) Quiz Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46
Edupress - Comprehension Crosswords Book Gr 4 • Teachers' School Supply $4.99 1 $4.99

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This project will reach 30 students.

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