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Mrs. Kaleikau from Independence MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Right Math Materials

Help me give my students hands on math materials to increase engagement and skyrocket learning in small groups.

  • $281 goal

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My Students

Nestled right in the middle of a diverse neighborhood our school is filled with 400+ eager young learners Kindergarten- 4th grade. The area that the school services ranges from urban to suburban to rural all in one neighborhood. This provides our building the unique opportunity to pull together and create a community where differences are celebrated.

Our kindergarten students enter our classrooms with a wide range of experiences and exposure to learning opportunities.

Some have had the opportunity to attend preschool and have acquired a learning foundation. For others, this is their first organized learning experience, and for some this is their first experience in a large group of children. It is the teacher's challenge to pull those experiences together and create a school family that meets students needs and moves everyone forward to reach new goals.

My Project

As a teacher I am also a forever student, always learning about my craft and adapting to best practices. This new professional learning has led me to make the instructional move to using small group Math as my primary instructional method. This move has made it possible to target my teaching to each child's needs and I have seen an increase in student understanding and achievement. It is my hope that the addition of these hands-on materials will provide the support necessary for my students to grow even more.

In the hands of my students these materials will increase engagement at the small group table and have a positive effect on learning.

They will have the opportunity to roll dice, build number sentences, and show learning on ten frames. These new materials will provide my students hours of developmentally appropriate learning.

Mrs. Kaleikau
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Ten-Frame Answer Boards, Set of 4 with 100 counters • Amazon Business $22.23 2 $44.46
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! A "Sea" and Build Geometry Set, 129 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.17 1 $24.17
Learning Resources Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set: Plastic • Amazon Business $20.65 1 $20.65
SpriteGru 102pcs Magnetic Numbers for Basic Math Mathematics Education • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
ETA hand2mind Number Paths with Activity Guide (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
ETA hand2mind Ten-Frame Foam Dice and Activity Guide for Counting Tens (Set of 12) • Amazon Business $18.61 1 $18.61
Learning Resources Dice in Dice Set • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
Learning Resources Connecting Ten-Frame Trays, 165 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Ten Frame Stamp • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Smartdealspro 10-Pack 16mm 1-6 Number Wooden D6 Six Sided Dice DND RPG MTG Wow Table Games • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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