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Mrs. Cordes from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math and Science for Little Hands and Minds

My students need age appropriate science and math materials for their little hands to manipulate and expand their special way of thinking.

  • $377 goal

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My Students

I work with the youngest learners in an urban preschool setting. My students are a diverse group of young learners ages 3-5. Most come from high poverty homes. 78% or more of the students at my school qualify for free and reduced lunch.

The majority of my students have speech and language needs, students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, students with autism, motor concerns, English as a new language and/or sensory concerns.

They love to learn and are so excited to be in preschool!

My Project

My students love to use their hands and minds to explore math and science materials. These additional age appropriate math and science materials to fit their little hands will be wonderful. The addition of math games, constructing toys, and magnetic counting materials will make their STEM thinking less frustrating.

The majority of my students need help on their fine motor skills.

The Froogz suction toys, allow the students to build and strengthen their hand muscles. The magnetic train set allows the children to design train tracks without the frustration of trying to put together a wooden track. The large unifix cubes fit their little hands better than the smaller ones. Larger handled magnifying glasses and eye droppers let the kids explore without the fear of breaking the items. They become easily frustrated trying to manipulate counters for counting and toys for building. The magnetic toys ease their frustration and make building and counting fun. They will have so much fun with these materials that can be used for many math and science activities.

Mrs. Cordes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Award Winning Magnetic Stick N Stack 30 Piece Train Set, Made with Power+Magnets, Includes Train Track Tiles, 3 Train Bases and 6 Figures • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Froogz - 100 Piece Suction Toy Construction Set | Educational Building Kit • Amazon Business $56.95 1 $56.95
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $30.47 1 $30.47
Geoboard with Geometric Shape Pattern Cards - Matching Activity Cards for Children - Early Geometry Math Board • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Didax Educational Resources Unifix Large Magnets Set • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Star Flex Creative Connecting Construction Kit for Kids by Skoolzy - STEM Manipluative Brain Building Toy Montessori Games Preschool Kindergarten • Amazon Business $22.41 1 $22.41
SpriteGru Magnetic Ten-Frame Set, including 5 frames (no hollowed out) and 55 colorful discs • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Sensory Toys for Autistic Children | Preschool Learning Toys | Montessori Toys For Toddlers - Educational Toys - Toddler Girl Toys - Toddler Boy Toys - Stem toys for Boys - toddler outdoor toys • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources LER2779 Jumbo Eyedroppers, Set of 6 with Stand • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19

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