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Ms. Hootselle from Bonne Terre MO is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Odds and Ends of Kindergarten

Help me give my students paint trays, bubble boards, zipper pouches, and more for a variety of materials that will enhance their learning!

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My Project

Being a first-year teacher, I have been given many opportunities to observe other classrooms as well as other teachers on social media platforms. I have selected a variety of new materials that I would love to implement in my classroom for my students!

These items will help me reach my students in new ways when teaching all subjects!

For example, I added paint trays to my cart--I observed a teacher utilize them by having their students spell out CVC words by placing magnetic letters in the squares of the paint tray and then sounding out the words by putting dots of playdough below the letters in the tray. This is just one example of how I will utilize the paint trays in my room! The cookie cutters I added can be used by students to identify letters and numbers. The counters are an added math manipulative to help with hands-on counting.

Teachers are lifelong learners and every day I see and learn new things I could bring into my classroom to benefit my students!

Ms. Hootselle
Grades PreK-2

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DUGATO Paint Tray Palettes 2pcs, Plastic Palettes 10x13 inches, 20-Well Mixing Tray for Mixing and Separating Colors, for Oil Watercolors & Acrylic Paints • Amazon Business $11.98 3 $35.94
Junior Learning CVC Bubble Boards, Multicolor (JL682) • Amazon Business $35.72 1 $35.72
Umriox Zipper Pouches, 13.0x9.0 in (6 Colors, 12 Packs), Mesh Zipper Bags, Waterproof Storage Pouch for Document, Receipts, Craft Projects, Puzzles & Board Game Storage • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Hand2mind Lowercase Alphabet Chips with Magnetic Metal Ring, Learn to Spell for Kids, Lowercase Magnetic Letters, Toddler Learning Toys, Preschool Reading, Science of Reading Manipulatives • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Wilton Cookie Cutters Set, 101-Piece — Alphabet, Numbers and Holiday Cookie Cutters • Amazon Business $24.87 1 $24.87
PicassoTiles 2-in-1 Double Sided Magnetic Alphabet Board ABC A-Z Upper Case Capital and Lowercase Letter Writing Reading Playboard 12x10 inch Large Magnet Tablet Pad Open-Ended Learning Playset PTB03 • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Learning Advantage 7258 Stacking Counters, Grade: Kindergarten (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Learning Resources Magnetic Wands - 6 Pieces, Ages 3+ Educational Learning Kits, Science Experiment Tools, Preschool Learning Toys, Homeschool Supplies • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
26 Pairs of 52 Pieces Double-Sided Alphabet Flash Cards Lowercase and Uppercase Letter (Each Measures 2.2” X 2.2”) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50

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