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  • $272 goal

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Ms. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Math Fun

My students need math manipulatives, math games and number sense graphic organizers to teach and reinforce math concepts in Kindergarten.

My Students

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand," Confucius said. All students need the opportunity for hands-on instruction and so is the case for my Kindergarten English Language Learners. These kids are learning new concepts in a new language!

I am blessed with students who have an innate curiosity of new information and a love of learning.

What better way to foster that natural ability to retain information than with fun and engaging learning materials? At our school, the student population is 80% economically disadvantaged with a predominant population of students who are ELL. These two factors can make learning more difficult for these eager young learners.

My Project

These materials will be put to use everyday in our math workshop. The math counters will be a go-to source for teaching key early math concepts such as one to one counting, sorting, patterning, measurement, graphing, and simple addition/subtraction. The children will be able to use the ten frames center to see concrete ways to construct and deconstruct numbers. The partner games will give students a chance to put their addition skills to the test in a fun way that they will want to play again and again. We look at numbers 1-100 every day and count up to the 100th day of school and beyond. With a 100 pocket chart our lessons become more interactive.

Kindergarten is one of the most important years of learning in a student's academic life.

Each one of these materials is a fun component in itself to enrich math concepts, but the big picture is to use these materials in conjunction with one another in order to make our math time block the most valuable. Hands-on materials like manipulatives, games, puzzles and graphic organizers will keep learners engaged independently so that I can conduct small groups and one-on-one time. Play is learning!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT420X - Early Math Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.00 1 $36.00
LC1651 - Size & Color Bug Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1667 - Sea Animal Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1670 - Fun Fruit Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
HH966 - Pop & Add to 12 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Magnetic Ten Frame Answer Boards • Amazon $22.46 1 $22.46
CF616 - 1-100 Pocket Chart Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Ten-Frame Set (LER6644) • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$197.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.65

Total project goal

$271.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.01

3 Donors

-$125.68

Donations toward project cost

-$115.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

match offer

-$135.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 3 other donors.

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