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Mrs. Chenevert from Pasadena TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning With The Light

Help me give my students a light table manipulative center and other accessories that will help my students develop math skills as well as fine motor skills.

  • $397 goal

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My Students

I have twenty-two active and curious four and five year old students. These students are English Language Learners in a Title 1 school where more than ninety-five percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

My Pre-k students are happy and excited to be in school.

Even though my students have challenges, I focus on each child's potential. I want to help my students develop and grow as much as possible during the time they are in my class. It is important for me to get them the resources they need to be the best learners they can be. I know that with a little support, my students will thrive.

My Project

Students love to work at the light table, but there are more benefits than just the sheer joy and enjoyment that the students get from observing the lighted manipulatives. Many students are coming to pre-k without the necessary fine motor skills needed to hold crayons and pencils. When students manipulate small items such as the ones from the light table manipulative center, students strengthen the small muscles in their fingers and hands allowing them to succeed at writing. The light table can also be used to teach about sorting, patterning and counting. The math mats we are requesting will help students visualize these math skills while they are playing at the light table.

The light table accessories will keep learning fun and interesting for my young students.

I expect my students to learn their letters and numbers. However, I also want them to have the opportunity to use the crystal building blocks and light table pegs for fun and imaginative play. When my students play, they learn more than just the concepts being taught. They develop language and social skills which are so important for success in school and in life.

Mrs. Chenevert
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC590X - Light Table Manipulative Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LL559 - Light Table Pegs & Pegboard - 4 Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
EE329 - Magnetic Pattern Block Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
RA432 - Crystal Building Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LC692 - Light Table Counting Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
LC693 - Light Table Patterning Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
LC694 - Light Table Sorting Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99

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