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Ms. Patel from San Leandro CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need 15 hands-on, game-based math centers and manipulatives so they have something to count on while learning number sense from 0-10.

  • $1,087 goal

This project expired on April 20, 2010.

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I teach Kindergarten in a beautifully culturally/racially/linguistically diverse, low-income, high-need public school. I (and another teacher) work with 40 students each day. Almost all my students are English Learners who enjoy hands-on, playful experiences to help them soak up new vocabulary and academic concepts.

We need something to count on- literally! As my kindergarten students develop number sense and learn to count, order, recognize, and compare numbers, they need something to count. Our math workbooks are in black and white and totally 2-dimensional. My students crave realia and texture- something they can grab onto when they count. Using their fingers can get quite limited once we pass 10.These hands-on, exciting materials will make abstract numbers come to life.

The math materials I have selected are so inviting- cakes, cookies, beads, and animals!I know my students eyes will light up as they count out these engaging and highly motivating manipulatives. Kids learn best when presented with inviting resources that peak their interest. I love that these math games and centers require my students to do partner work, enabling them to increase their math vocabulary, oral language, and cooperation skills as they practice math standards around number sense. Since these math materials are so user-friendly, my students' parents will be able to jump right in and help if they volunteer in the classroom.

Your donation and support will open up a world of meaningful math for my students. As we know about kids, and adults too, we never forget what we learn with pleasure. So, help me take the rote out of math and engage my students with these centers and manipulatives that will motivate and captivate my young ones.

Ms. Patel
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ557 - Match & Learn Counting Board • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 5 $174.75
LA866RD - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Red • Lakeshore Learning $5.49 1 $5.49
LA866VT - Giant Kid-Safe Stamp Pad - Purple • Lakeshore Learning $5.49 1 $5.49
LL489 - Fill-In-The-Blank Number Stamps • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
TT427 - Counting Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LL490X - Number Sequencing Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
RE981 - Numbers & Counting Theme Book Library • Lakeshore Learning $33.50 1 $33.50
TY217 - Unifix® 1-10 Stair • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 6 $47.70
GS304 - Giant Soft Dice - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $16.99 1 $16.99
AA161 - Lakeshore Counting Cakes • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
GG170X - Fun to Count Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $89.95 1 $89.95
TT625 - Peg Number Boards • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 2 $69.90
RR945 - Lakeshore Counting Boxes - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $179.00 1 $179.00
KU599 - Giant Magnetic Numbers • Lakeshore Learning $8.95 1 $8.95
LC5422 - Magnetic Numbers • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95

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