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Mr. Shaffer-Ortiz from N Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Story Time Mathematics

My students need literature books that help to tell the story about math and unifix cubes to practice math concepts.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Math, a term that would send shivers down the back of anyone who had a hard time learning the concepts presented in a math class. If you were like me, my math classes always consisted of watching the teacher model a problem and then having to do 30-50 independent practice problems. How boring!!

I teach a group of 29 lively kindergartners who will only focus on a lesson for 10 to 15 minutes, let alone for a 70 minutes math block.

The kids want variety! I mean, can we blame them? In a high-tech world where they can flip through channels or surf the Internet to find something that will catch and hold their attention, teachers have to present material in a variety of ways to keep their attention focused and the students engaged.

My Project

Breaking up a math lesson in chunks of activities that teach the objective is an excellent way of keeping the lesson fresh and exciting for my kids. I am asking for picture books and unifix cubes that will help to introduce each Common Core State Standard in math. I will then create math activities that are similar to the story we read, bridging the lesson between literature and math.

By combining reading and math I will be able to ignite an excitement for learning fundamental math concepts, so my students will be successful mathematicians as they progress through the grades.

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Mr. Shaffer-Ortiz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ten Black Dots • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustra • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Roosters Off To See World • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten Flashing Fireflies • AKJ Books $7.16 1 $7.16
Mouse Count • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Fish Eyes • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Ducky Counting Book • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ten Little Monkeys SC 8x8 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ten Little Mermaids • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Ten Little Ladybugs Melanie Gerth, Laura Huliska-Beith (Illu • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Ten Little Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
123 NYC: A Counting Book of New York City Joanne Dugan • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
One Hunter • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Domino Addition • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Plus Sign • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Minus Sign • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
What''s the Difference? • AKJ Books $6.53 1 $6.53
Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond Cathryn Falwell, Cathr • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Shape of Things Dayle Ann Dodds, Julie Lacome (Illustrat • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Circus Shapes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
3-D Shapes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Shape by Shape • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Windows, Rings, and Grapes • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
When A Line Bends A Shape Begins • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Mouse Shapes Ellen Stoll Walsh, Ellen Stoll Walsh (Illustrat • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
I Spy Shapes in Art • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Changes, Changes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Grandfather Tang''s Story Ann Tompert, Robert Andrew Parker ( • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes Grace Maccarone, • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Count On Pablo • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Size • AKJ Books $3.61 1 $3.61
Sizes • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ten, Nine, Eight • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Enormous Potato • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Measuring Penny • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Tally O''Malley (MathStart 2) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sort, Graph, & Tally • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Graphs • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Graphing in the Desert • AKJ Books $6.81 1 $6.81
Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts, Grades K-5 • AKJ Books $21.86 1 $21.86
TY4200 - Unifix® Cubes - 1,000 Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $109.99 1 $109.99

Materials cost

$386.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$452.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.91

Total project goal

$532.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$532.71

3 Donors

-$198.90

Donations toward project cost

-$183.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$316.35

Match offers toward project cost

-$268.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.45

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$0.00

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