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Mrs. K. from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transitional Kindergarteners Need Hula Hoops and Giant Foam Dice!

Help me give my students large foam dice, hula hoops with a storage bag and hula hoop clips, so that we can use them for recess and for math games.

  • $268 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class of urban transitional kindergarten students are learning how to get along and express their needs in a social group setting, which is especially important since many of my students did not attend preschool. In addition, they are expected to develop foundational skills in reading, writing, and math!

About 50% of my kindergarteners are English language learners, and 30% are classified as Newcomers because they entered my classroom speaking very little or no English.

Our small, Title I school is located in an urban, high-poverty neighborhood in Northern California. My transitional and traditional-aged kindergarteners are eager to learn and full of energy. Many of my families are unable to take their children to the library or to provide access to lots of books at home.

My Project

My urban transitional kindergarteners learn key academic and social-emotional skills while playing math games. We have a few old, oval shaped hula hoops, but we lack circle shaped hula hoops. We will use the hula hoops to sort cards or dominoes into mathematical categories (such less than seven, equal to seven, or more than seven), to learn color names, and of course for rolling them to friends on the playground, as well as doing the classic hula hooping. The hula hoop clips will allow us to connect the hula hoops to make tunnels or targets for throwing bean bags. The storage bag will help us keep the hoops organized.

The giant foam dice are a fun way of teaching kids to count and compare the dots on each face of the dice.

The two children in each round toss one die and the class needs to count the dots and decide which die has "more, less , or if they are equal". I have one pair of large dice, but having a second set would allow us to practice adding two numbers together for comparing larger numbers.

Mrs. K.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HOOPS DUR-O-HOOPS ASSORTED COLORS - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $66.09 1 $66.09
ACCESSORY HOOP PLASTIC SUPER CLIPS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $12.28 4 $49.12
GAME DICE GIANT FOAM RED SET OF 2 • School Specialty $29.46 1 $29.46
BAG - 30 INCH HOOP BAG TO CARRY 12 HOOPS YELLOW • School Specialty $18.67 1 $18.67

Materials cost

$163.34

Vendor shipping charges

$16.33

State sales tax

$14.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.07

Total project goal

$267.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$267.14

2 Donors

-$242.07

Donations toward project cost

-$227.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.07

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$0.00

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