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Mrs. Sierra-Jones from Seaside CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Math and Literacy for Young Learners

My students need hands-on experience with the Early Math Folder Game Libraries, the Letter & Number Dough Learning Mats, and Magnetic Let’s Go Fishing Sorting Center to engage them in early math and literacy learning.

  • $472 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2019.

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My Students

I teach moderate to severe special education preschool students. My class is the first introduction to school for most of my students and their families. In my class, students learn to enjoy learning and how to be students.

As individuals with moderate to severe disabilities and many from low-income households, they have more to overcome than most.

I recently changed schools, and I have inherited a classroom in need of TLC. My 4-5-year-olds need engaging materials to meet their specialized learning needs, and that will make them look forward to coming to school.

My Project

Early math and literacy skills are foundational school readiness skills. The special education preschool classroom targets the assessed learning needs. Through daily, small-group and one to one interactions with the Early Math Folder Game Libraries, a student can focus on the numeracy skills they need to learn. The Dough Mats for Learn to Count! and Learn the Alphabet! offer hands-on small group experiences to manipulate the dough, touch and see the mats to increase their letter and number understanding. The Let’s Go Fishing Sorting Center will be used as an addition to the sensory center to engage minds and hands-on math and literacy while playing. All of these materials encourage staff and students to join in a play-based learning approach in our moderate/severe preschool classroom!

By donating to our project, you will help students with disabilities to participate in foundational learning of math and literacy and increase their success in kindergarten.

The staff can focus more on the students and the learning at hand, and less on trying to create learning experiences with out-dated and incomplete learning sets. The Hands-on Math and Literacy for Young Learners targets a play-based approach with the concepts of numbers and letters to offer needed support for students with disabilities.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH460X - Early Math Folder Game Libraries - Pre K-K - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 2 $55.98
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD937 - Let’s Go Fishing Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EE809 - Magnetic Fishing Poles - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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