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Mrs. Brooks from Redford MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Are Nuts About Numbers

My students need hands-on, engaging math tools and activities to help build their early numeracy skills.

  • $275 goal

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My Students

What I love about my students is that they are eager to learn. I love seeing the look on their faces when they catch on to something new. Watching them grow throughout the year is an amazing experience that I look forward to each school year. It's refreshing to see how they look at the world. It's as if they are seeing things for the first time.

Being that my students attend a Title 1 school in an urban area, I often find that they don't necessarily have the same learning opportunities at home that they have in the classroom.

I try to provide my students with a literacy rich environment as much as possible. I encourage them to make every moment a learning experience by having them read around the room and read to each other as much as possible. My little ones also learn just how much Math is involved in everything we do from counting the minutes on a clock, to adding up the cost of groceries/counting change at their local market. These kids are my future and I am proud to be their teacher.

My Project

Who says Math can't be fun? I have seen older children in tears when it's time to work out a 2-step story problem because they don't understand how the number system works and lack early numeracy skills. A good math foundation is based on number sense. Sequencing numbers, adding, subtracting, recognizing patterns and problem solving-all these concepts stem from early numeracy skills. These math activities that I am requesting will be used to build math skills and confidence, all while having fun. These math activities will also help my students relate and connect to the real world. They will be developing some very necessary skills that will come in handy as they get older.

A child that has the ability to count on from a number, count backwards, skip count and compute, has a powerful mind.

With these activities my students will be able to discover number combinations, and build a sense of fact fluency. These math activities will provide my first-graders with such an opportunity.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL565X - Number Sequencing Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TT420X - Early Math Match-Ups - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-20) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT282 - Making Ten Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD764 - Count and Link • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD267 - Snap & Slide Number Bonds - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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