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Mrs. Kastigar from W Terre Haute IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Friends Learn About Counting and Money!

My students need Math activity tins, play food, ten farm sets, floor puzzles and other items to help us learn about counting and money!

  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school are from a rural, farm community. We have a small school at the edge of a large corporation. Our students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We are lucky to have great families that work hard and are involved in our school events, but we don't get a lot of extra funding from the state. This is due to our school not qualifying as a Title I school, which are schools who have a higher level of free and reduced-price lunches than we currently have.

My sweet kiddos are hard workers, but have lots of extra energy and thrive during hands-on activities.

We move around our classroom a lot at different times of the day to help with this. I also have tried to incorporate a flexible seating environment to keep their little bodies wiggling while engaged in learning while at our seats. We have had a lot of success when we use hands-on manipulatives and activities. This particular project will get them moving, thinking, and stimulate their learning by creating!

My Project

In my Financial Literacy project, my sweet kiddos will get some great resources to start learning the basics of counting and adding. The number puzzles and ten frame boards will help them master the basic order of numbers and one-to-one match counting numbers and start basic addition. The giant dice will be used to count the dots and in some of our money games like Penny-Nickel and Penny-Nickel-Dime Exchange Games! You roll the dice and get that many pennies and practice exchanging for nickels and dimes!

These items will really boost my Kindergartners understanding of how Financial Literacy works starting with counting, adding, and moving into money!

The Grocery Store dramatic play accessories, the shopping cart, and the food will be used to enhance our Happy Home Dramatic Play area. I have a cash register and this will be used to set up a grocery store area where the kids can practice buying groceries with play money and get an understanding of how it all works! It will be an amazing real life learning experience to help them tie it all together! The possibilities are endless with these wonderful items!

Mrs. Kastigar
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT360X - Magnetic Math Activity Tins - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
GA920 - Ten-Frames Class Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.01 1 $26.01
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR740 - Giant Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Melissa & Doug Wooden Pantry Products Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
FK222 - Number Train Floor Puzzle • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans Play Food Kitchen Accessory - 10 Stackable Cans With Removable Lids • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24

Materials cost

$267.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$301.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.21

Total project goal

$354.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$354.74

12 Donors

-$170.72

Donations toward project cost

-$156.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.30

match offer

-$170.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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