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Ms. Angela from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten at Home: Hands on Learning

Help me give my students the supplies (markers, slime, and foam dice) that they need to be successful, doing hands on activities, while remote learning from home.

  • $976 goal

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My Students

My students, from Chicago, are in a self-contained special education Kindergarten classroom. The students are from various neighborhoods of the south side and they have a wide range of abilities.

My energetic students are ready to learn, explore, and discover all the new ideas and skills that a typical Kindergarten student would learn, but from home.

They get so excited when they learn to identify letters, numbers, and colors! They love to meet their new teachers and classmates, and explore their new classroom. They enjoy listening to the teacher read aloud, playing with puzzles, coloring, printing, and doing hands on activities.

So much learning happens in Kindergarten. My students are very inquisitive, creative, and motivated. They love to learn new words and expand their vocabularies. Since we will be starting the school year doing remote learning, learning at home, my students won' t have access to any of our educational materials or toys.

My Project

Learning to recognize quantities quickly (subitizing) is an essential skill for young children as a precursor to adding and subtracting. The dice will help students by allowing them to practice recognizing "how many". Dabbers will help students develop fine motor skills and allow them to make letters of the alphabet, using bright colors. Shape stencils will allow students to make/draw shapes and help students to identify circles, squares, triangles, rectangles etc. Ice cube trays will allow students to put "counters" into each mold to count from 1-12. Dry erase markers will help students to practice printing on white boards at home, without wasting paper. Shaving cream is something we frequently use in the classroom as a sensory activity, where students can practice making letters or numbers in the shaving cream. Slime is another sensory activity that students use while taking a "brain break" or "chilling out". Please help my kindergartners have a successful start to their school year while working at home, along with their teachers during remote learning. These are just a few items that will help students to do what we would be doing in the classroom, using a hands on approach to learning.

Ms. Angela
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
U.S. Art Supply 8 Color Crazy Dots Markers - Children's Washable Easy Grip Non-Toxic Paint Marker Daubers • Amazon Business $15.96 20 $319.20
BTSKY 22 PCS Primary Shapes Template Set Drawing Templates Kit for Kids Crafts Creativity Toy Preschooler Learning Tool for Toddlers • Amazon Business $10.99 20 $219.80
Learning Resources Foam Dice: Dot Dice, Red and Blue 6-Sided Foam Dice, Early Math Skills, Set of 2, Grades PreK+, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $5.99 20 $119.80
Gillette Foamy Regular Shaving Foam, 11 oz, 12 count • Amazon Business $22.93 2 $45.86
Easy Release White Ice Cube Tray Set - Durable Plastic Stackable Easy Twist 16 Cube Trays | Pack of 4 Ice Tray • Amazon Business $7.95 5 $39.75
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
EASYCITY Marbled Starry Slime, 20Pack Colorful Sludgy Gooey Fidget Kit for Sensory and Tactile Stimulation, Stress Relief, Prize, Party Favor, Educational Game - Kids, Boys, Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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