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Ms. Lisa from W Springfield MA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding Up to Learning Fun

Help me give my students engaging and fun learning games and math manipulatives that help make learning enjoyable, while promoting social skills, turn taking and hand-on experiences.

  • $595 goal

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My Students

My kindergarten through 2nd grade students love to come to school everyday and are eager to learn through hands-on, fun activities. They love using games and manipulatives to make learning come alive. My students are in a social/emotional program and are learning to articulate their feelings and advocate for themselves when they are frustrated or need help. These learning materials will help them find the joy in learning through play and active engagement with math concepts.

My Project

Math can be intimidating, and for my young social emotional learners, some of whom are also English Language Learners, it can be downright daunting when new concepts are introduced. These games and manipulatives will not only make learning the initial concepts less intimidating and more fun, but the hands on aspect will help to make the concepts more concrete. These games you are giving to my students will not only be used for learning times, but also for earned incentive time as a reward they choose for making good choices throughout the day.

Learning through play is so important, and when my students can practice what we are learning in a fun and meaningful way, they are much more likely to grasp the concepts.

We use learning games to not only practice our academic skills, but also to work on their social and emotional goals through turn taking and communication. They learn patience, respect for others and property ,as well as good sportsmanship.

Ms. Lisa
Grades PreK-2
  • William A Cowing School
  • W Springfield, MA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 6 students.

    49 donors have given to this project.

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hand2mind Plastic Attribute Blocks Classroom Kit, Geometry Set, Preschool Learning, Manipulatives for Preschool, Montessori Math, Shapes for Toddlers, Home Schooling Materials Pre-K (Set of 6 Trays) • Amazon Business $67.31 1 $67.31
PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set 100pcs Magnet Building Tiles Clear Magnetic 3D Building Blocks Construction Playboards, Creativity Beyond Imagination, Inspirational, Recreational, Educational Conventional • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Really Good Stuff Standard Privacy Shields for Student Desks – Set of 12 - 3 Group Colors -Matte - Study Carrel Reduces Distractions - Keep Eyes From Wandering During Tests, Red, Blue & Green School Supplies Pattern • Amazon Business $48.09 1 $48.09
Learning Resources Write & Wipe Clocks Classroom Set, Set of 25, Ages 6+,Brown/a & Resources Pretend and Play, Play Money, Counting, Math, Currency, 150 Pieces, Ages 3+,Multicolor, • Amazon Business $39.14 1 $39.14
Playmags Magnetic Figures-Community Figures Set of 15 Pieces - Play People Perfect for Magnetic Tiles - STEM Learning Toys Children - Magnetic Tiles Expansion Pack (15 Magnetic Figures) • Amazon Business $26.34 1 $26.34
Really Good Stuff Math Mat Dice Games for Kids Ages 5 – 7 – Engaging Math Games – Dice Math Games for Addition, Subtraction, and More – Educational Games for School or Home – 8 Double-Sided Games • Amazon Business $25.43 1 $25.43
Magna-Tiles Storage Bin & Interactive Play-Mat, Collapsible Storage Bin with Handles for Playroom, Closet, Bedroom, Home Organization and Classroom, 12.5 x 11 x 8 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game, Homeschool, 20 Blocks, 40 Activity Cards, Ages 5+,Multicolor • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Sums in Space an Addition Subtraction Math Game for Kids 5+ • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, Geometry Helper, 14 Pieces, Ages 8+ • Amazon Business $17.34 1 $17.34
Melon Rind Clumsy Thief Junior Math Game - Adding to 10 Card Game for Kids (Ages 5 and up) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Learning Resources Magnetic U.S. Map Puzzle, Fun Geography for Kids, US Map, Develops Fine Motor Skills, 44 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Really Good Stuff Greater Than Or Less Than Magnetic Teacher Demonstration Tool – Encourages Understanding of Numeric Relationships and Math Problems • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Learning Resources Pretend & Play - Play Money for Kids, 150 Pieces, Ages 3+, Develops Early Math Skills, Pretend Money for Kids, Play Money Set • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: Addition/Subtraction Card Game, 90 Cards, 2-6 Players, Grades 1+, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gejoy 10 Pack Transparent Spinners Dry Erase Math Game Spinner with Rotating Arrow • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
TecUnite 25 Pieces Polyhedral Dice Set with Black Pouch for DND RPG MTG and Other Table Games with Random Multi Colored Assortment (Transparent and Non-Transparent Color, 20 Sides) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
S & E TEACHER'S EDITION Half Pencils with Eraser Tops 96Pcs, Nature Color, Golf, Classroom, Pew - #2 HB, Hexagon, 96/Box. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
XoreArt Craft Rainbow Finger Ink Pads, Set of 6 DIY Multicolor Craft Stamp Pads for Kids Washable 24 Colors • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
[12 Pack] Magnetic Dry Erase Markers - Fine Tip (8 Colors) Linkbro Low Odor Whiteboard Markers for Kids & School, Work On White board & Calendar, Refrigerator • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Westcott Right- & Left-Handed Scissors For Kids, 5’’ Blunt Scissors, Assorted, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Koplow Games KOP18847 Time Multicolor, Extra Large (26mm - 35mm) • Amazon Business $3.79 1 $3.79

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