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Mrs. Lanari from Los Lunas NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Our Kindergarteners Get in (3-D) Shape!

Help me give my students 3-D shape manipulatives to help them better understand shapes.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

I have 21 students. My students come from diverse backgrounds. Being a public school in rural New Mexico, we are blessed to have many cultures and backgrounds within our classroom. We have students who are living in poverty. We have students with special needs. Our school is in the middle of a small town, so we have a mix of middle-class working families and those struggling to make ends meet. We are a Title I school. We have about 600 students in our school.

My goal is always to create a classroom community, or as I like to call it, a family.

Kindergarten is all about exploring and getting along, and that is our goal for the year! My students are kind and creative and love all of the opportunities that has given to us!

My Project

Geometry and shape recognition is a big part of our curriculum in kindergarten. One of the most difficult concepts are 3-D (solid) shapes. Students typically enter kindergarten knowing flat shapes. Currently, I only have examples and manipulatives for flat, 2-D shapes.

Learning 3-D shapes is important because students learn about real world objects and construction through experimenting with solid shapes.

Lakeshore offers many manipulatives that would compliment our work. We are requesting giant shapes that can be used as an example and for students to examine. I am also asking for a bucket of shapes so that many students can explore them at the same time. This would also be a great opportunity for a center. I asked for magnetic shapes that are labeled with the names of the shapes. These are both flat and solid and would be great for students to learn the names.

Mrs. Lanari
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE924 - Giant Magnetic Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
PP447 - Giant Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE498 - 3-D Geometric Shapes Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LL170 - Shapes Discovery Can - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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