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

Third Grade: Paragraphs, Place Value and Play!

Help me give my students hands-on tools that will help them learn paragraph-writing and place value.

  • $2,395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My rising third graders are amazing young people! They bring a huge diversity of reading, writing and math assets to the classroom. Many are emergent bilinguals. They are all creative, and they have tons (I mean tons) of energy.

My students don't always have equitable access to the materials and experiences they need, compared to their peers in other schools.

We are a Title I elementary school in the Mission / Castro area that serves multiple vibrant and often-marginalized communities.

My Project

Third graders are at that age when board games start to be really fun. Even if - and sometimes especially when - kids are accidentally learning while they play!

The brain hard-wires kids to learn through play.

These items may look like classroom "extras," but they will actually be some of the most effective tools in the room. They will provide a fun way for my students to practice hard-to-master skills of third grade: paragraph writing, elapsed time, and advanced place value.

In addition, I have added a selection of "first grade level" books for my classroom library, so that students (especially emergent bilingual students) who are still working on foundational level reading skills don't have to feel like second-class readers when it comes time to pick books from the library.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG139 - Build-A-Paragraph Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 10 $169.90
LC534 - Flex-Space Comfy Pillows - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
EE925X - Giant Magnetic Teaching Manipulatives - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP940X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
GG620 - Reading Comprehension Games Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
AX30 - Lakeshore Dough - Set 2 - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $57.99 2 $115.98
PP575X - Match & Sort Language Quickies - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
AA997 - Build-A-Story Flip Book • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 5 $84.95
FF726 - Elapsed Time Write & Wipe Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
AA842 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level I (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 2 $70.00
LC198 - Giant Magnetic Graph & Array Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PP663 - Pick-A-Problem Math Warm-Ups - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
PX2020 - Lakeshore Fully Washable Liquid Tempera Paint - Pint - Set of 10 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 2 $59.00
TA5420 - Double-Sided White Posterboard - 100 Sheets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
PP709 - Jumbo Double-Sided Magnetic Money • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
AA841 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level H (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $35.00 1 $35.00
TA5314 - Watercolor Paper • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
AA839 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level G (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.00 1 $32.00
AA837 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level E (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $30.00 1 $30.00
PP662 - Pick-A-Problem Math Warm-Ups - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH492 - Elapsed Time Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA652 - Building Math Skills Write & Wipe Boards - Gr. 3-5 - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA838 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level F (Gr. 1) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $28.00 1 $28.00
AA843 - Leveled Books Classroom Library 1 - Books Only - Level J (Gr. 1-2) • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.00 1 $23.00
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL889 - Fingerpaint Paper - 11 1⁄2" x 14" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$1,812.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$165.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,035.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$359.24

Total project goal

$2,394.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,394.95

3 Donors

-$1,640.00

Donations toward project cost

-$1,394.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$246.00

match offer

-$754.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$641.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$113.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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