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Ms. Helena from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Self-Directed, Fun Math Learning

Help me give my students self-directed, creative resources for math to help them take ownership of their learning and presence in the classroom!

  • $618 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are full of light. Each day they fill the room up with this light, whether it be energetic knocks on my door in the morning or their laughter at their own, each others', and my silliness. They love to sing and dance, and they love to create. At times their lights go dim. They get angry, sad, or lost. It is my job as their teacher to teach them that no matter how dim this light gets, to never let it go out. It is my job to guide them to be self-sufficient and self-reliant so that they are aware of this light and learn how to keep it on themselves.

My students are filled with light and love, but they also are in an extremely trauma-heavy school and classroom.

A school that lacks funding and resources, and a classroom with one teacher to cater to 24 unique needs, both academic and social. I have come to understand that through trauma-informed practices, even small things can totally change the way my classroom runs and the attitude of my students.

My Project

I love these Lakeshore centers and learning materials, and so do my students. The self-directed literacy materials I have received for my students have been so well-received. They have created a sense of autonomy for my kids over their own learning. This sense of ownership over their materials, their classroom, and their learning is such an important part of trauma-informed teaching. By giving them this responsibility, I can already see my kids valuing their education more by valuing the materials and resources they are responsible for treating well and using responsibly. It has made a huge difference in their engagement, and it also has allowed me to be able to pull student groups, which is an essential part of differentiation in the classroom. Because of this success, I am so excited to implement this type of learning into our math instruction as well. Thank you for your support!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
PP754 - Stack & Build Addition⁄Subtraction Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT958 - Simple Addition Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TT283 - Simple Subtraction Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
TT293 - It’s a Snap! Simple Addition Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE110 - Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Kindergarten • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG655 - Addition Family Engagement Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD267 - Snap & Slide Number Bonds - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE477 - Subtraction Flip & Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GG653 - Numbers & Quantities Family Engagement Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE476 - Addition Flip & Solve Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1167 - Subtraction Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC1166 - Addition Machine • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TT427 - Counting Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
BD521 - Addition Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
BD522 - Subtraction Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
PP864 - Calendar Math Journal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.29 1 $4.29
EE941 - Daily Math Practice Journal - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.29 1 $4.29

Materials cost

$447.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$40.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.66

Total project goal

$617.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.72

3 Donors

-$617.72

Donations toward project cost

-$525.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.66

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$0.00

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