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Mrs. Finley from Mesa AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exciting Math Learning Manipulatives For SPED Preschoolers

My students need hands-on manipulatives to help them reach their math goals in their IEPs and also help them learn the typical preschool goals to get ready for kindergarten math objectives.

  • $353 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach special education preschool students ages 3 to 5. Besides working on their IEP goals, we are trying to prepare the children to be successful in kindergarten since most of them will go into regular kindergarten classes with support.

They are struggling to learn basic math concepts, counting, two and 3 d shapes, one to one correspondence, patterning, etc.

which are part of the STEM curriculum and an important part of the goals for kindergarten math. I would like to purchase materials to aid them in becoming familiar and skilled in these and other math areas. I feel that hands on materials helps them learn better and retain the information because they are actively involved in learning.

My Project

I am asking for math resources including a starter set of Magna-Tiles, two sets of Magnetic Fishing Poles, Let’s Go Fishing Sorting and Patterning Centers, three Write and Wipe Lapboards, and some Number-Bots. These manipulatives and materials will make a huge difference in my students' learning because they provide hands-on, concrete materials so my students can better understand the concepts being taught.

Using hands-on manipulatives increases the students' learning because they are excited to use the manipulatives and it also increases their memory of the concepts learned.

They are active participants while they are learning. It makes the learning fun for them if they are actively participating.

My students are all special education preschool students ages 3 to 5. They come from all over the Mesa School District. We work on their individual IEPs but also teach them the typical preschool skills they need to know to be successful in kindergarten.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE809 - Magnetic Fishing Poles - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
DD937 - Let’s Go Fishing Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
DD938 - Let’s Go Fishing Patterning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 3 $20.97
EE498 - 3-D Geometric Shapes Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AC226 - Number-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
DD151 - Magnetic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 2 $15.98
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
BB564 - Soft & Safe Beanbags - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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