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Ms. Wente from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Here a Shape, There a Shape, Everywhere a Shape!

Help me give my students a hands on experience exploring with shapes using materials such as Magna-Tiles!

  • $300 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2019.

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and all at a different level of learning. Currently there are 8 languages spoken in my classroom other than English. My school has over half the students on free and reduced lunches.

The classroom contains half preschool and half Kindergarten students.

The children typically stay in my classroom for a two year period. This helps me build a strong relationship with my students and their families. It also allows me to continue the child's learning without stopping between grades.

The Montessori philosophy encourages students to work at their pace and level while exploring areas in the classroom: Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Science, Cultural and Practical Life. Giving the children these opportunities to move around the classroom as they choose, they become independent learners and goal setters. Once a student masters a skill they move on to the next. There is never an end to learning in the classroom no matter the child's skill level!

My Project

These materials will benefit my students by giving them a variety of opportunities to explore shapes, patterns and sorting in an open-ended experience. Currently in my classroom there is a large container of shapes (triangles, hexagons and more) that the children use to create intricate designs, shapes and objects. Oftentimes, the children enjoy collaborating on this activity with each other; this allows the children to build their social connections.

More shape materials such as Magna-tiles, the geo board and open ended puzzles will allow the children to have a similar experience as our one container of shapes, but with different materials which will broaden the children's knowledge and understanding of shapes.

These materials will not only be used for shape identification and exploration but also for creating patterns and sorting -- two important standards that the children are taught in the PreK and Kindergarten curriculum.

Ms. Wente
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 100-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacking Game Stacker Geometry Building Blocks Creative Nesting Educational Toys Kids Toddlers (Rainbow Stacking Game) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Montessori Wooden Geoboard Mathematical Manipulative Material Array Block Geo board with 24Pcs Pattern Cards and Rubber Bands Classpack 8x8 Grid Graphical Educational Toys Early Development Toy • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Agirlgle Building Blocks Toys Set for Kids and Adults Game 3D Puzzle Brain Teasers Pyramid Speed Cube, Creative Educational Toys Kits for Kids Preschool Learning Toys Stacking Block Sets Assembled • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
USATDD Wooden Rainbow Stacking Game Stacker Learning Toy Geometry Building Blocks Creative Nesting Educational Toys for Kids Baby Toddlers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Group Attribute Blocks - Set of 60 • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Skylety 2 Sets of Shapes Wooden Chunky Puzzle Kindergarten Geometric Shape Puzzles Sorting Game Early Development Educational Toys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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