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Mrs. CUEVA from San Fernando CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Counting Is King In Pre-K

My students need sets of the 10-book King Series Kindergarten Collection, math concept books on numbers, counting, & shapes and a Mobile Book Organizer to house them.

  • $972 goal

This project expired on November 8, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As adults, it's hard to recall what it was like learning to count, identify numbers, and figure out geometric shapes. It can be tricky, especially when you're 4 and also must contend with the alphabet, colors, learning to cut, and how to share. Such pressure! An engaging math library is the answer!

I have 2 classes of 18 4-year-old's motivated to learn about everything!

They are enrolled in the School Readiness Language Development Program (SRLDP). Primarily English language learners who qualify for free lunch, the goal of this program, is language development. Students receive instruction in their primary language, Spanish, as well as English language development. Part of the Pre-K math curriculum includes counting, identifying numbers, and working with geometric shapes. We work on these skills during circle time, in small group activities, and centers. More books on these topics would be a great help. Students will have access to them during Learning Centers time. They will also be able to share the books with their parents during daily Lap Reading. This is 10 minutes at the beginning or end of each class dedicated to student/parent reading.

My Project

I've had great success with the King Series readers already received. My students look forward to the small group activities that begin with these books, in large part because each child has their own book. They also enjoy the story topics as well as the opportunity to look for basic sight words. I strive to integrate literature throughout the curriculum and one area of need is math. We do have some books about numbers, counting, and shapes, but the 'math books' basket has plenty of room for new additions. Many of the requested titles are counting books that integrate science and social studies themes. Some of the requested titles feature my students' favorite characters such as Dora, Hello Kitty, and Mickey Mouse. The Mobile Book Organizer offers a color-coded system for book storage. Students will help keep our small classroom tidy as they sort books by category. Sorting/classifying is yet another concept in their curriculum!

With so much to learn, my students can benefit from all the resources available.

Readers from the King Series will allow each student to have a book during small group lessons inspired by the King stories. A collection of math concept books housed in a new book organizer would provide opportunities to practice counting, identifying numbers, and recognizing geometric shapes. We're counting on it!

Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindergarten Collection - Complete Set (10 books) • AKJ Books $11.00 6 $66.00
Count With Maisy • AKJ Books $9.35 1 $9.35
Juanito Counts to Ten/ Johnny cuenta hasta diez • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Can You Count Ten Toes? • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Count on Mickey! • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
Dora the Explorer: Count with Dora!: A Counting Book in Engl • AKJ Books $3.89 1 $3.89
10 Trick-or-Treaters • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
10 Trim-the-Tree''ers • AKJ Books $7.01 1 $7.01
123 USA: A Cool Counting Book Puck, Kevin Somers (Illustrato • AKJ Books $7.16 1 $7.16
Baby Animals 1, 2, 3 • AKJ Books $20.27 1 $20.27
Babar''s Counting Book • AKJ Books $14.00 1 $14.00
Billy Bully Ana Galan, Alvaro Galan, Steve Simpson (Illustra • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Build a Burrito: A Counting Book in English and Spanish Deni • AKJ Books $6.23 1 $6.23
Bunches of Buttons • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Coco Counts • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Clic, Clac, Plif, Plaf / Click, Clack, Splish, Splash • AKJ Books $10.13 1 $10.13
Come Una Y Cuenta 20/ Eat One and Count to 20 • AKJ Books $12.47 1 $12.47
Count on Clifford • AKJ Books $3.11 1 $3.11
Count Your Chickens • AKJ Books $8.31 1 $8.31
Count Your Way through Mexico • AKJ Books $4.64 1 $4.64
Let''s Count Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.03 1 $14.03
Curious George Shapes • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Hello Shapes! • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Figuras: Rectangulos (Shapes: Rectangles) Esther Sarfatti • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Figuras: Circulos (Shapes: Circles) Esther Sarfatti • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Figuras: Cuadrados (Shapes: Squares) Esther Sarfatti • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
Mouse Shapes Ellen Stoll Walsh, Ellen Stoll Walsh (Illustrat • AKJ Books $12.48 1 $12.48
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Que forma tiene?/ What Shape Is It? • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Shape Poems • AKJ Books $5.42 1 $5.42
Sea Shapes • AKJ Books $5.46 1 $5.46
My Shapes / Mis formas Rebecca Emberley, Rebecca Emberley (I • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Circus Shapes • AKJ Books $4.67 1 $4.67
Shapes in Transportation • AKJ Books $5.45 1 $5.45
Whose Shadow Is This? • AKJ Books $6.20 1 $6.20
What Shape Is That, Piggywiggy? • AKJ Books $5.36 1 $5.36
Spot the Shape! • AKJ Books $83.85 1 $83.85
AB594BU - Kids Colors™ Mobile Book Organizer - Blue • Lakeshore Learning $299.00 1 $299.00
FF633 - Ready for Numbers Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95

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