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Ms. Natareno from Hawthorne CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Full STEAM Ahead

Help me give my students hands-on activities to explore math and science concepts with a math library and a real bugs discovery kit. Also, they will enjoy tactile exploration using kinetic sensory sand.

  • $1,337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with the best students in our school! I teach Kindergarten which makes my students the youngest students to enter our school gate every morning. You would be amazed at how much these young minds can apply themselves to learning.

The fact that they can manage to absorb a full 6 hours of learning at such a young age is what makes them special!

Let me also mention how cute they are at this age.

In addition, as members of a low-income school district, my students face several challenges both in and out of the classroom. I grew up in a similar situation and it is my mission to provide them with creative and meaningful learning experiences, so that they too can have a successful future.

My Project

The materials requested will allow the kiddos an opportunity to explore science and math concepts in a group setting. In addition, the students will practice social skills by sharing, taking turns, and demonstrating responsibility. During our exploration and experimentation class time, the students will be engaged as they move around different stations in our classroom. Specifically, my students will review math concepts by modeling, recognizing, writing, counting and ordering numbers using the Scoop-A Bug Sorting Kit and counting jars. Other groups will discover insects & arachnids with the use of the Bugs Discovery Kit. To practice and reinforce letter recognition students will enjoy the Write the Letter Activity center and have fun with the Dot and Learn Alphabet journal. My little students will practice fine motor skills using the alphabet dough mats with dough rollers and tweezers. The Kinetic Sensory Sand will also support fine motor skills and tactile exploration for all students. Last, my students will imagine wonders through dramatic play using the Create-A-Scene Felt Board Series and the What's Inside? Soft Feely box.

My students are at an age where they are eager to explore and experiment, and these materials provide the ideal opportunities to do so.

I believe that a classroom environment that allows students to explore and use their imagination helps create lifelong learners, and I’m excited to witness these big minds in action!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT185X - Lakeshore Manipulative Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
LM980X - Lakeshore Math Counters Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
CR122BU - Wobble Chair - Blue - 12" • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 2 $119.98
JJ909 - What’s Inside? Soft Feely Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
HH166 - Fill It Up! Fine Motor Jars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL407 - How Much Does It Weigh? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AB216 - Paint & Craft Trays - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL495 - Counting Cars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
ZZ394 - Create-A-Scene Felt Board Series • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LA712 - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD937 - Let’s Go Fishing Sorting Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR928 - Ladybugs Counting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GR212 - Writing Claws - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511GR - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC511RG - Flex-Space Wobble Cushion - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TT427 - Counting Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
DS348 - Dough Rollers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
VR359 - Peel and Stick Wiggly Eyes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
YB10GR - Lakeshore Storage Box - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
LL139 - Fine Motor Tweezer Tongs - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
FF680 - Alphabet Nameplates • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.49 1 $4.49
DD365 - Dot & Learn! Alphabet Journal • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.29 1 $4.29

Materials cost

$999.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$91.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,135.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$200.46

Total project goal

$1,336.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,336.42

1 Donor

-$1,336.42

Donations toward project cost

-$1,135.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$200.46

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$0.00

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