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Mrs. Conklin from San Rafael CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Counting in Kindergarten!

Help me give my students mini erasers and containers for hands-on math activities to use during our math centers.

  • $607 goal

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My Students

Every morning, I start my day off with greeting each child with a hand shake, high five, or a hug. This allows me to check in with each student.

My students are the best.

They are sweet, polite, hard working, loving, and generous.

They are 100% English language learners. However, that does not dull their brightness or dim their love of learning. Many of my students struggle in English, but they have a uncontrollable appetite for learning. They love to figure out how things work. They are very loving and deserve the very best education. They come to school with a positive attitude even when they face tough challenges at home.

My Project

I've been inspired! Recently, I went to a math training where the presenter insisted that Kindergarten is the most important year for future success in mathematics. She told us that counting forwards and backwards accurately is essential and that my kindergartners need to begin first grade with a solid number sense to succeed. To do this she showed us how her students used Counting Collections of mini erasers every day. So what is a Counting Collection? It's actually quite simple. In Counting Collections, children are given a collection of objects to count. Children often begin by using early strategies like counting each item one-by-one and move toward increasingly sophisticated and efficient strategies, like counting by tens. After they count, children are then asked to record how they counted.

I am asking for mini erasers and plastic counters to use during math centers and storage containers to easily access the materials.

Using the donated supplies, my kindergartners will grab a container of manipulatives and a counting tool, such as a number line, number bond or ten frames. They will count the objects by putting the counters in the correct positions while counting out loud. How developmentally appropriate! Touching and moving objects while counting forwards and backwards (with fun mini erasers)!

Thank you for helping fill our supply cabinet with math tools that will last for years to come!

Mrs. Conklin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emoji Emoticon Pencil 50 Mini-Erasers + 48 Fun Stickers! Stocking Stuffers/Filler Bundle 2 PC • Amazon Business $13.26 8 $106.08
Jovitec 36 Pieces Mini Heart Erasers Valentines Rubber Eraser for Valentine Office School Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
U.S. Toy LM53 Mini Fish Erasers • Amazon Business $16.20 3 $48.60
SATINIOR 12 Pack Clear Plastic Beads Storage Containers Box with Hinged Lid for Beads and More (3.3 x 3.3 x 1.2 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.75 3 $41.25
Kid's Pencil Erasers ,200 Pack Emoji Pencil Erasers Super Cute, School Supply, Party Favor, Goody Bag Filler, Giveaway, For Boys And Girls Of All Age by Koogel • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Fun Express Mini Smile Face Erasers - 144 Pieces • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
U.S. Toy LM130 Mini Dino Erasers • Amazon Business $7.94 3 $23.82
Penguin Erasers • Amazon Business $6.80 3 $20.40
Mini Star Erasers ~ 750 Erasers Total ~ Approx. 3/4 Inch ~ New in Sealed Package. • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
144 pcs Mini Zoo Animal Erasers Assortment (Safari Jungle) • Amazon Business $6.27 3 $18.81
Amscan 394944 Mini Rubber Eraser, 5 3/4" x 6 1/4", Multicolor (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
US Toy - Miniature 3/4" Apple Erasers, Ages 3 Years & Up (1-Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68

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