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Ms. Thompson from Washington DC is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math is Fun? Yes!

My students need a counting kit, a pattern learning center, unifix cubes, unifix stairs, an addition game, tactile numbers, and an addition learning center.

  • $252 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

"I don't want to do math today...Math is boring." This is what I hear coming from many of my 19 kindergarten students. With a curriculum that mandates the use of worksheets, I am striving to find ways to make math more hands-on and exciting for my students.

I am the kindergarten teacher of 19 students who live in a low-income, high poverty community in Washington, DC.

Last year, I was their pre-k4 teacher and have since looped with them to kindergarten. My students are very curious learners and love being in school. Our school is a public charter school and these fantastic 5 year olds have very long days that begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm so I do my best to keep their attention and interests peaked from start to finish. My students love technology, playing outside, and doing anything hands-on!

My Project

This year, we are using a new math curriculum that requires the students to complete worksheets each day. This has grown tiresome for my students and I am afraid that they are not grasping the math concepts as well since they are not involved in as much hands-on learning as they experienced last year. Math has suddenly turned uninteresting and boring to them so I hope to change that with this project. The resources I chose will be used for math centers. While we will still complete our worksheet, students will then move to math centers where they can experience math firsthand rather than writing about it on paper. Through unifix cubes, students will make sense of the breakdown of each number. Through addition games and an addition center, my students will begin to understand addition, a tough concept in kindergarten. Through tactile numbers, my students who are struggling with number recognition and writing will master this fundamental concept.

With this project, math will become a hands-on, fun, exciting experience for my students instead of a boring worksheet.

They will no longer dread math but rather be excited for each new day. This project will help cement fundamental math skills in my students that will help them in kindergarten and beyond.

Ms. Thompson
Grades PreK-2
  • Community Academy Public Charter School-Amos 2
  • Washington, DC
  • This project will reach 19 students.

    1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF179 - Slide & Count Simple Addition Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT953 - Patterning Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH516 - Find the Number Counting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TY217 - Unifix┬« 1-10 Stair • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
HH966 - Pop & Add to 12 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
HH396 - Tactile Numbers Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
TY4225 - Unifix┬« Cubes - 100 Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

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