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Mrs. Leone from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Centers: Heads Above the Rest

My students need various items for centers such as picture cards, magnetic letters, counting objects, clocks, and ten frame activities to support their work in all subject areas.

  • $584 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2018.

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My Students

I currently teach in an ICT classroom in a Title I school in New York. I have a very multicultural group of students with various needs. Their abilities vary so math, literacy, and science centers of various kinds would help them learn based on ability. Students learn best when they are exposed to different types of learning tools. We have noticed that our particular group understands a subject when they are able to go off and work with partnerships or in groups on a center that corresponds with the lesson.

Our students have various needs based on their IEP and many of them need a more kinesthetic or tactile approach to learning.

We have noticed that centers keep them engaged and also suit their individualized needs. It is so important with students with IEPs that you know the best way to suit their learning needs. We feel centers would greatly enhance their learning.

My Project

Students will be able to explore hands-on centers that help them internalize the lesson that was taught. It is always wonderful to teach a lesson then send students back to their seats to a center that corresponds to the lesson.

Students feel like they are playing a game meanwhile they are continuing to practice a skill that helps them learn the topic well.

I feel that our classroom is lacking the centers that they need to make our learning more fun. It would really help our academic progress as a whole if we had more hands-on activities to use with our lessons.

Centers are great for promoting sensory integration in children, especially those with learning disabilities. They promote hands-on lifelong experiences. Students enjoy center activities much more than the traditional paper and pencil approach. Literacy centers help promote vocabulary through various game type approaches. They help with vocabulary through picture cards, letters and sounds with magnetic letters, and sequencing with sequence picture cards. Mathematics centers help through the use of manipulatives such counting objects, clocks to tell time, and ten frame activities to help teach adding and subtracting a number. Science centers are great for promoting matter and other scientific components. These would greatly help my students learn through a tactile approach.

Mrs. Leone
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid K'NEX(r) Transportation • Kaplan Early Learning Company $93.46 1 $93.46
Butterfly Garden Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 2 $42.42
Match It! Early Math Skills Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $39.06 1 $39.06
12 Original Mini Clocks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 2 $32.22
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG809 - Stack & Build Simple Words • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT252 - Sight-Word Sorting Mailboxes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Ten Frames Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.16 1 $27.16
Learning To Sequence Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
DD163 - Count & Slide Learning Apples • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC111 - What’s the Sound? Word Sliders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Number Line • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
1 - 10 Counting Owls Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Word Shark: Short Vowels Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Unifix(r) Word Ladders: CVC Words • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 1 $7.61
CVC Word Building Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76

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