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Mrs. V. from Highlands Ranch CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives for Preschoolers: An Opportunity to Build, Explore, & Create!

My students need more manipulative objects to build and create with, and Magna-Tiles are at the top of our wishlist!

  • $535 goal

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My Students

Teaching preschool is always an adventure, and my students are along for the ride. They live in the suburbs, but all have increasingly varied cultural backgrounds and love to learn about other children around the world. They are so supportive of each other, are excellent at comforting each other when they are sad and hurt, and are developing empathy skills each day.

My students are curious and learn best by engaging with the world around them.

While they don't have it all figured out yet, they try their best everyday to learn, to be a good friend, to remember the rules at school, and to do the right thing.

My Project

My students get plenty of screen time at home, and they are growing up in a technology driven world. In my classroom, I am very focused on providing opportunities for my students to explore the world around them and create, with ample time and materials that they will not get anywhere else.

My students LOVE to build and create each day at school.

The trains, Lego's, and blocks are the most popular areas in my classroom. Providing my students with more manipulatives will increase their understanding of foundational math and science concepts, like weight, balance, measuring, counting, and understand cause-and-effect relationships.

I am asking for Magna-Tiles to help them grasp the concepts and attributes of shapes, my students can recognize basic shapes but need support in being able to name the attributes of shapes and understand how they can fit together. Nature blocks will be incorporated into the science area of the classroom as I am putting together a nature themed block area, complete with stones, gravel, pinecones, twigs, and more. The design blocks will be perfect for them to create structures so they can develop stories and play with other children, while incorporating the cars and play people we already have in the classroom. The balancing blocks will be used in small group activities so that I can work with them on developing keen observational skills about weight and balance.

Mrs. V.
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
FF353 - Nature Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
HH851 - Balancing Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
DG546 - Magna-Tiles® - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $52.99 1 $52.99
FF210 - Young Architects Design Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

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