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Mrs. Downes from Erie PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn Our Shapes!

My students need geometry materials for their unit on shapes that will be used during lessons and center time.

  • $429 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 18 amazing Pre-K students. They live in an urban area and face many struggles and challenges. School is a very important place for them. It is a safe place where they come to grow, learn, and explore. I truly love teaching them and helping them to build their foundation for future learning. They absorb new information like sponges and have an excitement for life. They always keep me laughing with their funny stories and sayings. I look forward to watching them grow and learn this school year.

My Project

In our math curriculum for Pre-K, we have an entire unit on shapes. Pre-K students notice different shapes even if they don't know that shapes have names. They start to notice properties of shapes, such as curves, sides, and corners. The best way for students to learn about shapes is to do so in a hands-on way and also by making a real-world connection.

Knowledge of shapes can help students to become successful in math and many other areas of learning.

When it comes to literacy, children are more likely to notice the shapes and lines in letters. This makes it easier for them to read and write letters. When the students are interacting with shapes, they are comparing and also grouping different shapes. Observing and categorizing are important science skills. Finally, students are also developing their problem-solving skills. This can be as simple as a child putting together a puzzle. Knowing shapes can help students to be more efficient in finding the correct spot for each piece. I would love to be able to provide my students with a variety of shape activities and manipulatives that can be used in lessons and during center time.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Attribute Blocks Desk Set, 60 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
EE329 - Magnetic Pattern Block Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! "Sea" and Build Geometry Set • Amazon Business $18.39 2 $36.78
TT951 - Shapes Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD530 - Creating Shapes Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL837 - Geometry Light-Up Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Advantage 7749 Mini Geometric Solids, Grade: Kindergarten to 12 (Pack of 40) • Amazon Business $14.08 2 $28.16
TT361 - Shapes Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
PP462 - Shapes Adventures Activities - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
TY522 - Jumbo Unifix® Cubes - Set of 40 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.79 1 $19.79

Materials cost

$329.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.27

Total project goal

$428.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$428.44

3 Donors

-$208.04

Donations toward project cost

-$187.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.71

Matching donations from our partners

-$208.05

Match offers toward project cost

-$176.84

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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