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Ms. Williams from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive and Hands-On Mathematics in Early Childhood Education

Help me give my students math manipulatives in order to provide them with a high-quality education.

  • $476 goal

This project expired on November 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are K-2 scholars from Washington, DC. They are passionate, creative, imaginative, silly, thoughtful and full of surprises! They absolutely love active, hands-on and engaging projects and activities. My students love to be challenged and discover different ways of solving. Each day that scholars come to school, they are fearless and aspire to grow both personally and academically.

Many scholars in my classroom have difficulty completing assignments and accessing content at home due to a lack of supplies and resources.

Our school is located in the heart of Ward 7, with 26.6% of its residents below the poverty line. This is double the rate of the United States.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, although the ways in which they learn can vary greatly. They are all caring, insightful, brilliant, and an overall incredible group. I am blessed and thankful to have a group of learners that are excited about learning, and every day I feel that I learn just as much from my scholars as they learn from me.

My Project

At my school, there are more than 50 at-risk scholars. These materials will make a significant difference in the learning outcomes for my scholars because they allow for differentiation with a diverse group of learners, thus allowing me to address all the different learning styles students have and allowing scholars to have hands-on and interactive materials in mathematics.

Many scholars find it challenging to understand concepts they can't see or touch.

The materials I am requesting will serve as math manipulatives for scholars. Scholars will use the materials as visual aids and manipulate them in order to solve math problems.

In math, they will use several of the materials (snap cubes, base ten blocks, counters) to master one-to-one correspondence, addition, subtraction, comparing quantities, fractions, and base ten facts. They will use paint for different art projects throughout the school year including the fall festival, winter solstice, New Years, Mother’s Day, Dr.Seuss’ birthday, and spirit week projects. With these projects, students are allowed to get creative and communicate through visual representations.

I want my scholars to feel wonderment when it comes to learning. In order to provide a high quality education, high quality materials are needed.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Blue Plastic Base Ten Blocks, 161-Piece Starter Set • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25", Blue, Case of 6 (00947E06C) • Amazon Business $23.90 1 $23.90
Learning Resources In the Barn Farm Counters, Set of 72 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 Each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
hand2mind Plastic, Assorted Colors, Linking Unit Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Crayola Washable FingerPaints, 6 Count, Painting Supplies, Gifts for Kids, 4, 5, 6, 7 • Amazon Business $16.26 1 $16.26
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
56 Colorful Push Pin Magnets | 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnetic Push Pins | Perfect to use as Refrigerator Magnets, Whiteboard Magnets, Map Magnets, Calendar Magnets, Office Magnets and School Magnet • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Carson Dellosa Traditional Manuscript Alphabet with Photographs Bulletin Board Set (3429) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Educational Insights Hot Dots Math Flash Cards- More Subtraction • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Carson-Dellosa CD-110215 Number Line Bulletin Board Set • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Learning Resources Primary Bucket Balance, Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Children's Art Paintbrushes,Little Painting Brushes for Kids with Flat Tip Blue 14cm (50 Pieces) • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Learning Resources Pupil Clock Dials • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
hand2mind Foam Two-Color Counters for Math Practice, Counting, and Tokens (Pack of 200) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SHAPES Chart by School Smarts ● Fully Laminated, Durable Material Rolled and SEALED in Plastic Poster Sleeve for Protection. Discounts are in the special offers section of the page. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Plus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Equal Shmequal (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Place Value • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
U Brands Contempo Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White Frame • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8 Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
hand2mind Connecting Plastic Fraction Circles (Set of 23) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Creative Teaching Press Chevron Solids Name Plates (4517) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
If You Were a Minus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $3.55 1 $3.55
STAEDTLER pencil sharpener, premium quality sharpener with screw-on lid, prevents accidental openings, compact size for pencil case and work-station, 511 63BK • Amazon Business $3.52 1 $3.52
Carson Dellosa - Time and Money Flash Cards - 54 Cards for Telling Time on Digital and Analog Clocks, Counting Money, Reading Numbers, Ages 5 and up (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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