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Ms. Stenstrom from Berwyn IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drop Everything and Math!

My students need 2 ThinkFun Balance Beans Math Games and "Which One Doesn't Belong?: A Shapes Book", Teacher's Guide with Student Book so they can DR.E.A.M. (Drop Everything and Math)!

  • $269 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2018.

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My Students

I teach in a co-taught kindergarten classroom. My co-teacher and I have 15 energetic students that are full of personality! The method and environment in which our students learn best can vary greatly depending on the activity or topic being covered.

One thing all of our students love are hands-on, active, engaging games and projects that allow them to exercise their creativity to find solutions.

The students in our classroom amaze me with their creativity and ability to problem solve.

This is both my first year teaching and my co-teacher's first year teaching. Everyone in our classroom- students and teachers- are learning so much from each other every day!

My Project

Most people have heard of Drop Everything and Read, but what about Drop Everything and Math (DREAM)? Drop Everything and Math is a practice that allows students to develop their critical thinking, problem solving, and math skills all at the same time! For 15 minutes, students can play with and explore math and STEM games, materials, and books. Students then come together to reflect: What was DREAM? What was your favorite part? What did you explore and learn?

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase students' love of and interest in math, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Materials such as ThinkFun Balance Bean Math Games and “Which One Doesn't Belong?: A Shapes Book” will also help encourage our students to use their creativity and participate in the hands-on, active, engaging games and projects that they love!

Math is all around us. By using engaging materials such as games, puzzles, and books that have mathematical concepts present in them, students start to notice how math is a part of their every day lives- and that it can be fun!

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

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Which One Doesn't Belong?: A Shapes Book, Teacher's Guide with Student Book • Amazon Business $30.11 1 $30.11
ThinkFun Shape By Shape • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
ThinkFun Balance Beans Math Game - A Fun, Award Winning Pre-Algebra Game for Young Learners • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Wiz Dice Random Polyhedral Dice in Multiple Colors (100 + Pack) Bundle with Wiz Dice Pouch • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Classpack Geoboards, 7 Inches, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
USATDD Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram Jigsaw Brain Teasers Toy Building Blocks Game Colorful Wood Puzzles Box Intelligence Educational Gift For Kids 40 Pcs • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.16 2 $16.32
EMIDO Building Blocks Kids Educational Toys STEM Toys Building Discs Sets Interlocking Solid Plastic for Preschool Kids Boys and Girls, Safe Material for Kids - 120 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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