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Mrs. Bell from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math + Literacy = Smart PreK

Help me give my students learn about math through literacy, and extend with hands on activities. We will use books like Mouse Shapes to explore shapes, and then draw circles with an easy to use compass!

  • $392 goal

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My Students

I am a new teacher at a new PreK only facility in the Durham Public Schools. DPS is expanding to a universal PreK program, our school will have a total of 144 students. Our school is comprised of students from a variety of backgrounds. Many of our students receive free and reduced lunches. My class includes 4 and 5 year olds, with 20% of my students receiving IEP services.

I want to be able to provide a rich academic and sensory experience for all of my students.

Through this project, I will be able to facilitate learning and exploration through hands-on experiences.

My Project

My students enjoy learning math concepts and exploring math materials. However I have a limited Math library. I know that my class loves story books, and using them to jump start a new math concept will quickly give my students a quick introduction to a new topic. This project includes books covering everything from shapes to number concepts to patterns.

By using Math books and Math tools, my students will have an oral account and a hands on learning experiences with everyday Math concepts.

Preschool students benefit greatly from a story introduction and even more by exploring materials to extend the idea introduced in the book!

Mrs. Bell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Penguins On Ice Math Activity Set, 110 Pieces • Amazon Business $42.55 1 $42.55
Carson-Dellosa Differentiated Instruction Cubes Manipulative • Amazon Business $18.33 1 $18.33
Pattern Bugs • AKJ Education $16.53 1 $16.53
Butterfly Counting • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Construction Countdown • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Inch by Inch • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Ten Frame Cards Revised Edition • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Pet Counters, Set of 72 • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pangda 200 Pieces Colored Plastic Counters Counting Chips Bingo Markers with Storage Bag for Math or Games (Yellow, Red) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
When Sheep Cannot Sleep: The Counting Book (Sunburst Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? (Wells of Knowledge Science Series) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
Emraw Bright Colored (Purple, Green, Blue & Pink) Scale-Arm Compass With #2 Wood Pencil Used for Math and Geometry - Great for School, Home & Office - (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Learning Advantage 7293 Ten Frames Playing Cards, Grade: Kindergarten to 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Sank the Boat? (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
3 Little Firefighters (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ten Black Dots • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
1 Hunter • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mouse Count • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mouse Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Each Orange Had 8 Slices A Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Let's Eat Lunch: Learning About Picture Graphs (Math - Early Emergent) • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Counting in the City • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
A Pair of Socks: Matching • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Give Me Half!:Understanding Halves • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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