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Mrs. Ellis from Antioch IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Math Fun Again!

Help me give my students fun manipulatives and games to build strong, lifelong, number sense and counting skills.

  • $414 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title I school where every child is eligible for free breakfast and lunch. We are a kindergarten-only building. Seventy percent of our building's students have not attended a preschool or daycare program prior to starting kindergarten. A lot of our students live with grandparents. Many of our students live in multifamily homes.

My students are eager learners!

They are excited about school and all that we have to offer them. They are little, just five and six years old, but the daily cognitive and social demands are higher than ever! I want to give my students every opportunity to succeed, I just need the right "tools"!

My Project

Kindergarten has changed so much since I walked into my first classroom 18 years ago. The academic expectations are at an all-time high and sadly, as expectations increase, the amount of interactive, fun manipulatives and games are decreasing. Many classrooms rely on using worksheets to teach early math skills such as counting.

My students need fun manipulatives like dinosaurs, bears, and trucks to practice early number skills.

These manipulatives will keep students engaged while practicing number recognition, counting and patterning skills. The games will provide my students with an exciting way to practice their number skills during our daily math center time. Each game will ask students to practice number recognition and one to one counting. Early numeracy skills will build a strong foundation for future math skills. Thank you for setting up my students for success!

Mrs. Ellis
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
LC1665X - Lakeshore Math Counters Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $145.00 1 $145.00
PP283 - Magnetic Counting Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE238 - Count & Sort Ovens • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF608 - Giant Tracing Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD372 - Nuts About Counting! • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC582 - Translucent Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$316.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$351.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.06

Total project goal

$413.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$413.75

4 Donors

-$203.00

Donations toward project cost

-$180.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.95

match offer

-$201.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$171.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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