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Mrs. Berthelot from New Orleans LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives For Fun Learning

Help me give my students plenty of manipulatives such as Geostix, giant lacing shapes, alphabet beads and a few sturdy organizational items.

  • $559 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of an exciting project - a brand new campus of Hynes being built from the ground up, with 4 classes of kindergarten this year and extending each year until 8th grade.

My 29 kindergarten students are wildly enthusiastic about using materials to explore, understand and learn.

We are located in Orleans parish in the city of New-Orleans and our school caters to children from different cultures and various incomes. The school is currently housed on temporary campus.

The specificity of my Kindergarten class within this school is quite unique. The school offers a French immersion program which the students in my class are part of.

French language in context in the immersive setting, helps to build understanding, to convey meaning and ultimately students' fluency.

I know my students will proudly be able to use descriptive French language while using the manipulatives.

It will enhance their learning in achieving both the core lesson objective and fluency

My Project

My students will use the manipulatives in STEM, Math and ELA activities.

The materials will help to motivate and stimulate my students.

Learning in Math at the kindergarten level is hands on and manipulating fun colorful material is enjoyable. The materials fit in with the Math curriculum we use. The STEM materials will keep them inspired to discover, explore and learn.

The puzzle will help to talk about culture. The activities such as lacing, stamping and the giant sizes provide a sensory option which will help to make connections and support the lesson objectives in ELA. All the materials will also put language in action and in context to reinforce the objectives of French immersion.

Mrs. Berthelot
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA976 - Giant Lacing Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Stamps Jumbo Lowercase Gr Pk & Up • Teachers' School Supply $21.99 1 $21.99
GS304 - Giant Soft Dice - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Counters Mini-Motors 72 Pack • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources - Three Bear Family Basic Set 80/pk 3 Sizes 4 Colors • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Stencil Mill - 24/pk In Plastic Box • Teachers' School Supply $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Advantage - Bug Counters • Teachers' School Supply $15.99 1 $15.99
Melissa & Doug - Floor Puzzle World Map • Teachers' School Supply $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug - Children Of The World Floor Puzzle • Teachers' School Supply $12.99 1 $12.99
Eureka - Animal Counters Tubbed • Teachers' School Supply $11.99 1 $11.99
LL112BU - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112GR - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112YE - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112RD - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112RG - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
LL112VT - Lakeshore Paper Tray - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
Washable Harbor Blue Stamp Pad • Teachers' School Supply $5.79 1 $5.79
Washable Hot Pink Stamp Pad • Teachers' School Supply $5.79 1 $5.79

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