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Mrs. Trimpe from Springfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Roots of Learning Grow With STEM

My students need magna tiles, markers, and a wide variety of hands-on math manipulatives and STEM materials to help them engage and connect with their learning.

  • $509 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my 5th year as a Reading and Math Intervention Teacher. Each year I work with 25-35 students in grades K-5 that are struggling to keep up with the grade level expectations in Reading and/or Math. I try my best to provide them with the tools and skills they need to be successful.

Our school does not have any private funding or a parent teacher organization to provide funds.

We are only able to stock our rooms with supplies and materials using our own money and resources. The students deserve the best, and I want them to have every opportunity to be the best learners and individuals they can be!

My Project

Every day I work with students in grades K-5 who are struggling to meet their grade level expectations in math. Many times I find myself taking difficult and often complex math concepts and breaking them down into concrete learning.

Using Math manipulatives and STEM materials helps my students build a foundation for new learning.

By using plastic coins to count money, moving the hands on a clock to show time passing, and connecting cubes together to create groups, my students can link an abstract mathematical concept with a concrete object. Building these foundational skills early will help all of my students to be successful learners as the mathematical concepts become more complex and abstract.

Mrs. Trimpe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
FD875 - Teaching Gear Clock • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP514 - Hands-On Number Grid • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FD876 - Student Gear Clocks - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA991 - Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA651 - Building Math Skills Write & Wipe Boards - K-Gr. 2 - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA313 - Unifix® Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE498 - 3-D Geometric Shapes Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC1308 - Extra 500 Coin Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH726 - Number Patterns Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH727 - Equation Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 3 $11.97
JJ388 - Write & Wipe Student Number Lines - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.19 1 $7.19

Materials cost

$396.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$431.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.23

Total project goal

$508.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.19

5 Donors

-$249.68

Donations toward project cost

-$219.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.95

match offer

-$249.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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