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Ms. Ruiz from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Special Time for Math

The cost of the Magic Board Math Practice Cards, Lakeshore Magic Board-Set of 10, and Spin-A-Number Place Value Game Boards from Lakeshore Learning is $214, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a third grade teacher at PS 169 in Brooklyn, New York. This school is located in a lower socio-economic community where 93% of the children receive free breakfast and lunch every day. Many of the children are English Language Learners and their parents do not speak English at all. The only place these children learn the language is in school. Last year, in my school, the principal allotted half an hour every day to something called "Special Time." During this time, each teacher would have an out of classroom teacher come in to the classroom and assist us with math games. Our math curriculum focuses on allowing time every day for math games. This was a wonderful opportunity to make learning fun for the children as well as assist the students who may be struggling in a certain math area. During the same time, the children work in small groups and are to work with hands-on materials. Since there are two teachers in the classroom during this time, these children receive more individualized attention and their areas of weakness are targeted. Towards the end of the school year, the only problem was the children get bored playing the same games over and over, as well as the amount of hands-on materials were not as available. I do not have an overwhelming amount of math materials that are needed in order to make this time successful for my students needs. I tried to be as creative as possible and make up my own games. This worked for a while but it would be really great if I could receive some new math games to use with my class this year. Obviously, math is very important in my school and taken very seriously. Playing these games and using these materials really helped my children succeed last year. I know it would make a big difference this year. Lakeshore offers a variety of different math games and manipulatives ranging in all different topics. These materials would be used almost every day. Thank you for your consideration.

Ms. Ruiz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TR717X - Lakeshore Magic Board - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $75.00 1 $75.00
GG230X - Magic Board Math Practice Cards - Comple • Lakeshore Learning $59.50 1 $59.50
GG316 - Spin-A-Number Place Value Game Boards • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95

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