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

A Solid Math and Reading Foundation

Help me give my students hands-on math and reading activities to make learning fun and engaging provided by alphabet stamps, letter beads, reading comprehension cards, mind games sets, word pattern and playing card activities.

  • $833 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

First grade is a wonderful year of exploration, discovery and growth. 6 and 7 year olds are enthusiastic about school and learning. My class is a wonderful mix of sweet, energetic, innovative learners. They would be so excited and grateful to be supplied with manipulative and games to enhance their learning. When they received their individual pencil boxes on the first day of school, they took great pride in knowing they would be responsible for the contents. I know they would feel the same about any items funded here!

My Project

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand" ... wisely spoken by Confucius. The use of manipulatives and hands on activities is supported by learning theory and educational research to increase student learning and understand. Tools such as alphabet stamps, letter beads, reading comprehension cards, mind games sets, and word pattern and playing card activities are essential for exploration and extension of concepts. My students will be able to continue their learning when using these tools and activities in small groups or independently. All the items on my list will be available and enjoyed by my students. They will have many opportunities to use these items to make learning fun and creative. Thank you!

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mind Games Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
GA934 - Smelly Markers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 4 $43.96
EE107 - Word Patterns Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Grandma Elephant's in Charge • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Insects • AKJ Education $5.07 6 $30.42
LC312 - Solve, Flip & Check! Math Practice Cards - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP432 - Addition & Subtraction Playing Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DR241 - Daily Reading Comprehension Activities - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP420 - Alphabet Stamps - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
VR412 - Self-Inking Date Text Stamp • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
LC155X - Addition Strategies Bingo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
RR632 - Giant Ten-Frames Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Lowercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ486 - Lakeshore Magnetic Teaching Clock • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Lowercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL172BK - Lakeshore Washable Ink Pad - Black • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
PP421 - Alphabet Stamps - Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
PP977 - Pop & Wear Letter Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ466 - 3-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
JJ465 - 4-Letter Word Building Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
AA558 - Printing Numbers Practice Book - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
DD908 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Hippos Are Huge! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40

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