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Ms. Clay from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Urban Montessori

Help me give my students what they need to develop visual discrimination, coordination and precision by using the knobless cylinders and pink tower.

  • $501 goal

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My Students

I am a Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten teacher at a school which is one of the first public schools in the nation to offer free Montessori education in an underserved, high needs community.

As a public Montessori school, we strive to create a community where social/emotional health, knowledge, and peace are a priority.

My students are thoughtful, creative, and curious children who need love, a healthy community, and proper learning resources to realize their full potential.

"There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book." Frank Seratini

My Project

These materials will help to build my students' literacy and visual discrimination skills. In my Montessori classroom, the children use trays to carry metal insets (each one is a different shape), colored pencils and paper to their work area. It is important to take care of the materials. As the child traces the metal inset and colors it in beautifully, it indirectly prepares her for reading and writing. She holds the knob on the metal inset with a three-point finger grasp of her dominant hand.

The knobless cylinders enhance children's visual discrimination.

This work correlates with the cylinder blocks that I currently have on the shelf in the classroom. Children are able to build math skills by learning about dimension, comparison and grading. They are also be able to explore with the material.

Ms. Clay
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Montessori Metal Insets Tracing Tray • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Montessori Sensorial Material Knobless Cylinders Kids Wooden Toy (Set of 4) Early Development Tool For Toddlers Wooden Blocks • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
Montessori Globe - World Parts • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Montessori Sandpaper Globe - Land & Water • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Jekewin Montessori Pink Tower Wooden Building Blocks Set for Kid at Home and School • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Montessori Language Miniatures • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Montessori Binomial Cube • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Inset Paper _ 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (14cm x 14cm) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Montessori Wooden Geoboard Mathematical Manipulative Material Array Block Geo board with 24Pcs Pattern Cards and Rubber Bands Classpack 8x8 Grid Graphical Educational Toys Early Development Toy • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Multicraft Imports WS410 5-Piece Paintable Wooden Trays with Handles, 6-5/8 by 13-Inch to 10-1/8 by 16-1/8-Inch • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Primary Shapes Template Set • Amazon Business $17.54 1 $17.54

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