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Mrs. Deshpande from San Jose CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get to Work on Math!

Help me give my students some math manipulatives including bears for counting and activity sheets, number bond activity cards to practice number families and a giant magnetic number bond for us to practice together as a class.

  • $182 goal

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My Students

My class is made up of a wonderful group of students who come to school with bright smiles and positive attitudes. Since few attended preschool before coming to my class, we have a lot of ground to cover. Most of my students are learning English as a second language, making their first year in school a little more challenging. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch and Second Harvest Food Bank comes to our school each month to bring healthy fruits and vegetables to them.

My Project

These are materials that my five year old kiddos will be able to use right away during our kindergarten math time. We are learning about number bonds and fact families to promote numeral fluency. The Write and Wipe Fact Family Boards, and Bond Cards will be perfect for my little ones to practice cardinality using these resources. The cards provide the perfect visual for my student. It will be so easy for them to record what they are thinking with an expo marker!

The different colored bears and Bear Sorting STEM Education pack will help my students learn many mathematical concepts including graphing, more/less, sorting and patterning.

It will also help my kindergarteners with their fine motor skills by including twizzers which can be used to pick up the little bears.

Finally, I have requested geoboards and bands. They will learn to make shapes, learn about area/perimeter, and make numbers and letters. Of course, there will be time for my kids to use their imagination and make creations of their own too.

If we get these materials, they will be well used for a long time. They will give my students a fun, hands-on way to learn many mathematical concepts. Please will you help us? Every donation helps, no matter the amount. Thank you!

Mrs. Deshpande
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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BMAG Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups,Number Color Recognition STEM Educational Toy for Toddler, Pre-School Learning Toy with 90 Bears,2 Tweezers,11 Activity Cards,1 Storage Box • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Number Bonds, Math Teacher aids, Whiteboard accessories, 55 Pieces, Grades K+ • Amazon Business $17.62 1 $17.62
Learning Resources Double-sided Number Bonds Write-and-Wipe Answer Boards, Classroom Accessories, Set of 5, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Legato Counting Bear Activity Sheets and eBook; 20 Large, Glossy Card Stock Sheets (each 8.5" x 11"); Helps with Patterns, Graphing, Colors, and More! Use with any 1" bear manipulative with 6 colors. • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Learning Resources Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards, Dry Erase, Set of 5 Double-sided Boards, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Didax Educational Resources# Bonds Activity Cards - Addition & Subtraction • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Learning Advantage Double-Sided Geoboard Set - 5 x 5 Grid/12 Pin Circular Array - Set of 6 with Rubber Bands - Geometry Math Manipulative - Teach Angles and Symmetry • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
200 Pieces Mini Erasers Assortment, Colorful Cake, Digital and Animal Assorted Eraser Mini Novelty Erasers for Party Favors, Homework Rewards, Gift Filling (Style 2, 200 Pieces) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59

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