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Ms. Nelson from Portland OR is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Still Bodies and Wiggly Fingers

Help me give my students a place to sit and manipulatives for mathematical practices, which will be shared among three Kindergartens.

  • $583 goal

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My Students

Our Kindergartners reflect the world. We are composed of many types of learners. Some of which are refugees fleeing religious persecution. Our class motto is written, as follows: It is not about me; it is not about you; it is about us. We hold fast to the belief that everyone, even teachers, should never stop learning. Therefore, we strive to be a model for other students to follow inside and outside of the classroom.

Through thoughtful reflection, teaching with compassion, empathy, and sincere enthusiasm, our goal is to be transformed into autonomous learners.

My Project

In the interest of maintaining a safe learning environment, these materials can help enhance our Kindergarten day. They will be shared among 3 different classrooms to maximize the utilization of space and bring difficult math concepts to life. Therefore, we are in need of math manipulatives (called Rekenreks, aka abacus) and a large rug to fit all the students during the school day.

There is a lot that school asks of the Kindergarten students during their first year in a formal classroom setting.

Having a large rug is essential to the organization and safety of the class. The chosen rug has "sit-spots" located on it that provide for easily behavioral management. Each "sit-spot" is the just right distance between Kinders so that they can keep their hands and feet to themselves.

Additionally, the math manipulatives can be used whole/small group to make mathematical concepts more concrete. Rekenreks foster the development of number sense in these early years of schooling.

Ms. Nelson
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flagship Carpets FE160-44A Color Rings Black (Seats 24) Children's Classroom Seating Rug, Rectangle, 7'6"x12' • Amazon Business $278.45 1 $278.45
hand2mind 20-Bead Mini Wood Rekenrek, Math Counting Frames (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $10.57 17 $179.69

Materials cost

$458.14

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$495.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.35

Total project goal

$582.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$582.36

2 Donors

-$488.23

Donations toward project cost

-$415.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.23

match offer

-$94.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.01

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.12

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$0.00

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