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Mrs. Ontiveros from Pacoima CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Handy Kindergarten Mathmaticians!

Help me give my students hands-on Math materials to use in their daily small group math time!

  • $499 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach kindergarten to 26 of the sweetest, most loving, caring, and smartest 5-year-old kids. They love coming to school to learn and to be part of something special. I strive to make each day the best ever.

My favorite thing about teaching kindergarten is that every day is a new day, and they are so full of wonder!

I teach at the same school I attended as a child. Every year, I am given the best class, and this year is no exception! I call them my Rockstars, and I hope that they know how much I love having them in my class!

My Project

I am requesting a variety of Math materials for my class to use on a daily basis to get hands-on use. I am requesting counters, a balance, dominoes, sorting objects, dice, cards, magnetic math resources, a pocket chart for graphing, and games. All of these materials will be used in small group daily math lessons and will be available for the children to have access to each day.

Children need to touch in order to understand!

This is so true for so many children! As babies, children need to touch the world around them in order for it to make sense. This is still true when they are 5! It is important for them to be able to touch and explore in order to make sense of Math.

The materials I am requesting will help them to do just that! I want them to be able to use the counters when counting or sorting. They can use the balance to explore while they are learning about more, less, and weight. The cards and games will be used to teach them games so that they can “play” while they learn about numbers, the same, more, less and different. The dominoes will be used to teach them about counting and the traditional game of dominoes. We will make weekly graphs and pose questions that the class can answer as a warm up. The sorting materials will be used to sort, count, and make patterns. This project will help my Kindergarten class use concrete objects in their daily Math routine.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEM Builder Series Build an Animal • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.46 1 $40.46
DD696 - Magnetic Ten-Frames Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL243 - Magnetic Bug Toss • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD179 - Giant Magnetic Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Mini Muffin Match Up Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.49 1 $22.49
Giant Magnetic Number Bonds • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Exploring Shapes Learning Center • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.46 1 $22.46
Easyshape Foam Dominoes (168 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.99 1 $17.99
Backpack Bears with Sorting Bowls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Fruit Counters • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
GG551BU - Space-Saver Pocket Chart - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Beginner's Balance • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Shape Sorting Cube • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Tiny Polka Dot Math Literacy Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Jumbo Dice in Dice Set (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
LL246 - Extra Magnetic Bugs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
Hundreds Board Set (Set of 10) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.99 1 $8.99
Ten Frame Playing Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.26 1 $6.26

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