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Ms. Garcia from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Versatiles for 3rd Grade

Help me give my students Versatiles for math and literacy so that they can practice the skills we are learning in class.

  • $713 goal

This project expired on April 8, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

I aim to help my students own the skills and confidence to realize their dreams.

I want them to dream big. The elementary school I work in has about 400 students, most of whom come from low income families of various backgrounds.

I teach in a Spanish bilingual classroom where more than 90% of students are English Language Learners. Some of my students are also not proficient in Spanish. They often come with low reading and writing scores in Spanish and English. Many of the students are not yet independent thinkers and have difficulty articulating their thoughts both orally and in writing. Often they lack the confidence to problem solve and defend their thinking in both languages. Additionally, they are often intimidated by English. My goal is to show them all they can do in both languages.

My Project

All of my students are language learners. Some are having difficulty acquiring the necessary skills in English Language Arts and Math in order to succeed in 4th grade. In order to provide my students with further opportunities to practice I would like them to have access to Versatile games and puzzles. These tools will be used during indoor recess, with our high school volunteers, and during after school tutoring with struggling students.

Twice a week after school I will meet with 6 students who are struggling in math and reading to give them extra support using the versatile materials.

Because these materials are hands-on and fun, the students should enjoy the extra learning time.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Math Classroom Kit with Self-Checking Puzzle for Kids (Grade 3+) - Fractions, Number and Operations, and Geometric Measurement | 24 Student Activity Books and 1 Teacher • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95
hand2mind VersaTiles Literacy Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade 3), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95

Materials cost

$519.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$47.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$605.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.81

Total project goal

$712.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$712.08

4 Donors

-$704.14

Donations toward project cost

-$605.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

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$0.00

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