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Ms. Lau from Mountain View CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Try It, Check It, and Learn It!

Help me give my students games with self-checking magnetic boards so that they can learn more independently!

  • $290 goal

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My Students

My school's student population is primarily Hispanic, and 86% of the students receive free/reduced meals. It is a neighborhood school, so naturally, many of the students live in apartments on the bordering streets.

Over the summer I trained in a new learning system called Daily 3 and Daily 5, and my new first graders love it!

This is how it works: I teach my students a mini-lesson, and then my students choose an independent activity to work on for 10-15 minutes. Daily 3 is the choice time for math, and Daily 5 is the choice time for ELA. In particular, my students really enjoy the jobs that they can do with partners and the jobs that include hands-on materials.

My students have amazed me with how quickly they have taken to Daily 3 and Daily 5. They have learned a lot of responsibility and independence, and they show a lot of engagement during their daily choice times. It's my first year doing this, so the kids and I are learning together, and I'm excited to see how the rest of the year goes.

My Project

When my students choose their own jobs during our Daily 3 and Daily 5 time, they tend to choose the activities that are hands-on, and it's an added bonus that these math and language games I found from Lakeshore are the self-checking type. My students can work more independently (checking and correcting their own answers) while I focus on teaching a small group or work with those who need more support.

I already have two of these games for a different skill, and when I showed my students the self-checking function (where the star magnets on wrong answers drop off, and the star magnets on correct answers stay stuck), I heard gasps of "It's magic!" I hope to hear more cries of amazement and joy from my students, and I would love to have your help.

Ms. Lau
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP291 - Self-Checking Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 3 $74.97
EE832 - Beginning Operations Self-Checking Magnetic Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
PP498 - Phonemic Awareness Self-Checking Magnetic Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97

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