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Mrs. Warwick from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Math Thinking Through Engaging Activities

My students need concrete, hands-on experiences when learning how to count, measure, add and subtract. They need to hear math stories and solve them with the use of counters and blocks.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds and different home lives. They come everyday excited and ready to learn something new. Many of them have not had school experiences before kindergarten.

I teach in a Title 1 building where many of my students come from low income houses and are English Language Learners.

They need hands-on experiences differentiated to their diverse learning needs. My students love to learn and have fun while doing it. They also enjoy having stories read to them.

My Project

My students work on math kills everyday. Kindergarteners need a strong foundation in number sense and counting and cardinality. Some kindergarteners enter kindergarten already knowing how to rote count, count objects, name and write numbers, measure, and work with number combinations. Other students enter kindergarten without any of these skills. They needs lots of exposure to these math concepts. Hearing math stories and manipulating counters will help build that foundation and understanding.

My students will be able to learn at their level with the use of these stories and manipulatives.

They will engaged and have fun while learning. Students will be able to pick math stories and manipulatives that interest them to work on their math skills. These materials will give my students the concrete open-ended experiences they need to develop their math skills.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unifix Cubes Box of 500 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $52.63 1 $52.63
Learning Resources Friendly Farm Counters, Set of 144 • Amazon Business $29.79 1 $29.79
Didax Educational Resources Vegetable Counters (Set of 144) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Learning Resources LER3341 Under the Sea Ocean Counters • Amazon Business $22.17 1 $22.17
Learning Resources LER3361 Wild About Animals Jungle Counters • Amazon Business $18.88 1 $18.88
Learning Resources Mini-Dino Counters, Set of 108 • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Learning Resources Domestic Pets Counters, Set of 72 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Resources Backyard Bugs Counters, Set Of 72 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Learning Advantage 7111 Fruit Counters (Pack of 108) • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
EAI Education Stacking Counters - Set of 500 • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Mini Rubber Ducky Baby Bath Toy 50-Pack • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Early Bird: A Picture Book • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Learning Resources All About Me Family Counters • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
AMOBESTER Sime Charms Ducks 50Psc Slime Beads for Slime Decoration • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Fun Express - Mini Vinyl Frogs (1-Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Turtles (approximately 1.5"-2" long - size varies), 12PK • Amazon Business $5.35 2 $10.70
Ten for Me • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
How Tall?: Wacky Ways to Compare Height (Wacky Comparisons) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
12 Ways to Get to 11 (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Quack and Count • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Rhode Island Novelty Vinyl Goldfish - 144 pieces - Assorted Colors - 1 3/4 inch long • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Pizza Counting • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08
SmartDealsPro Set of 100 25MM/1 Inch Opaque Plastic Learning Counting Counters Poker Chips (White) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
SmartDealsPro Set of 100 1 Inch Opaque Plastic Learning Counters Mini Poker Chips Game Tokens with Storage Box (Dark Grey) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Duck Stuck: A Mucky Ducky Counting Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On • Amazon Business $6.43 1 $6.43
One Big Building: A Counting Book About Construction (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Just Enough Carrots (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Henry the Fourth (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
From the Garden: A Counting Book About Growing Food (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.10 1 $4.10
Open the Barn Door (A Chunky Book(R)) • Amazon Business $3.07 1 $3.07

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