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Mrs. A. from San Jose CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of 10 different sets of manipulatives from lakeshore Learning, including Complete Instant Science Centers, Math Quiz Game Show, Snack Math Book Collection, and Native Americans Reading Activity Pack, is $698, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I am a second year teacher of 20 of the most fabulous third graders in the bay area. My class is so exceptional because they enjoy school and learning despite their many challenges. 18 out of 20 of my students are second language learners and struggle to understand our very difficult curriculum. The wonderful thing about my class is that they continue to have a positive attitude despite their home and school difficulties. I recently asked my students what I can do to make their school experience more enjoyable and the responses were overwhelming; they all would like to learn in a more fun and exciting way. Many suggested hands-on science experiments and others would simply like to supplement our curriculum with language arts and math games and manipulatives. So, per the request of my very bright boys and girls, I am asking for the help in purchasing some learning games, fun activity books, and hands-on science experiments from Lakeshore Learning. I feel my students will improve in math, science, and language arts because they will be able to learn in a less structured, yet meaningful way. Hands-on experiments and manipulatives are beneficial for all types of learners, especially second language learners and those who struggle with difficult concepts. Unfortunately, I have not taught long enough to build up my supply of manipulatives and hands on learning devices and there is no way our school would purchase such supplies as money is so tight that our paper is strictly rationed. Please help my class have more fun while they learn! Your generous donation will not only help my students this year, it will benefit many for years to come. Thank you in advance for your support and thank you for believing in public education!

Mrs. A.
Grades 3-5
  • Slonaker Academy
  • San Jose, CA
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA450X - Lakeshore Instant Science Centers - Comp • Lakeshore Learning $195.00 1 $195.00
TT379 - Double-Sided Write & Wipe Magnetic Easel • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
RA316 - Snack Math Book Collection • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
TT258 - Math Quiz Game Show • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
RR974 - Reader?s Book Log - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $32.50 1 $32.50
CW524 - Take It to Your Seat Math Centers - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
CW523 - Take It to Your Seat Math Centers - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
TT655 - Native Americans Reading Activity Pack • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
DG103 - Readers? Theater - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning $14.99 1 $14.99
AS338 - A Poem a Day - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95

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