You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Handelman from Santa Monica CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math and Block Play for Little Engineers

Help me give my students unifix cubes, dry erase number lines, number sequence puzzles and various fun multi-sided die to develop strong number sense. My students need exciting block play people, traffic signs and building signs and ramps.

  • $873 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school each day excited and ready to learn. They are just beginning to develop their number sense and mathematical reasoning skills. Kindergarten is such an important year in becoming a successful student.

I have 25 kindergartners with varied academic experience.

My students speak multiple languages and have a variety of learning styles. Our school is a California public elementary school with a great reputation. Our school is innovative in its willingness to try progressive teaching strategies and learning philosophies. We take pride in our school's collaborative work ethic. We are constantly challenging ourselves to re-evaluate our practices and look for better ways of doing things.

My Project

Kindergartners are clever and creative! This is the perfect time to encourage their problem solving and engineering talents. The Next Generation Science standards expect students to Analyze and Interpret Data along with Develop and Use Models. These new materials will give my students opportunities to do all of those things.

A strong number sense is essential to Analyze and Interpret data.

The Unifix cubes and numbers lines will allow my students to solve complex problems in a concrete manner allowing them to develop a conceptual understanding of math practices. The die and sequence puzzles will allow my students to play number games and practice the number counting sequence. All of these activities will help develop a strong number sense in my students.

Exciting block play allows my students opportunities to Develop and Use Models. The block people, traffic signs and community signs will engage my students many times over to build and create cities with their friends. The ramps and balls exploration set will allow my students to explore the forces that push and pull and encourage them to create explanations about force and stability. My students will love playing with these materials, all the while developing engineering skills. We learn best when we are having fun and these materials will create a fun learning environment.

Ms. Handelman
Grades PreK-2

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Handelman is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
UNIFIX Cubes - Bulk Set of 3000 • Nasco $245.95 1 $245.95
FF253 - Ramps & Balls Exploration Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $119.00 1 $119.00
AA200X - Lakeshore Block Play People - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
LL565X - Number Sequencing Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
RJ10 - Block Play Traffic Signs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF400 - Block Play Community Signs • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Double Dice • Nasco $19.75 1 $19.75
JJ388 - Write & Wipe Student Number Lines - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
20-Sided Icosahedron Polyhedra Dice - Numbered 1-20 • Nasco $0.35 15 $5.25
12-Sided Dodecahedron Polyhedra Dice - Numbered 1-12 • Nasco $0.30 15 $4.50

Materials cost

$617.91

Vendor shipping charges

$27.54

State sales tax

$56.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$741.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.81

Total project goal

$872.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$872.07

2 Donors

-$872.07

Donations toward project cost

-$741.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Santa Monica","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[470460],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3674928,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-and-block-play-for-little-engineer/3674928/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":24,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Handelman","authorIds":{"470460":{"owner":"Ms. Handelman","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3674928],"proposalHash":"-1576413652","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp470460_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1473368980686","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":42699,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTEwOTg4Ng==","NTU3NjI2Nw=="],"teacherId":470460,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}