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Ms. Nodelman from Venice CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Zero The Hero! Making Kindergarten Math And Stem Concepts Magical!!

My students need an assortment of "zero" shaped prizes for math. This includes water bottles, rings, balls, bubbles, putty, glasses, and super hero capes.

  • $522 goal

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My Students

I am currently finishing the year at one school and I am moving to my new school for the 2018-2019 school year. Both schools are Title I.

My students are energetic, enthusiastic and motivated learners.

My pupils have a unique variety of abilities, interests, and learning styles. In kindergarten, it is developmentally appropriate to have lessons where the kids have opportunities to interact hands-on and creatively. In kindergarten, we must focus on rigorous academics, free play, creativity, and developing fine and gross motor skills.

My Project

I love incorporating "Zero The Hero" in my math curriculum. For the first 100 days of school I count the days with my children. We put a popsicle stick in a cup labeled "ones". This represents the ones place. We go over the number that day. Every 10 days we have a little celebration as we move and bundle the popsicle sticks to the "tens cup". The tens cup represents the tens place. This leaves 0 in the ones cup. We celebrate by singing a count by 10s song, doing a special math page that goes over a variety of number concepts, and "Zero The Hero" magically surprises them with a zero shaped surprise. Hence, this project. I am requesting bubbles, rings, balls, water bottles, slap bracelets, putty, and sunglasses. The frisbee and water bottle can be incorporated into an art project. This is a prize the children can decorate with special pens. On the 100th day of school "Zero The Hero" will surprise the little ones with capes (just like him or her). This makes math magical, exciting, and motivating. Zero the Hero math helps teach children counting, numbers, place value, money concepts, and much more! This concept integrates math, stem, and art. Numbers are the foundation of so many of these concepts.

Thank you for taking the time to support my classroom and public schools!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CSBD Blank 24 oz Sports and Fitness Water Bottle, BPA Free, PET Plastic, Made In USA, Bulk (Clear, 10 Pack) • Amazon Business $29.99 3 $89.97
Superhero Capes and Masks for Kids Bulk - DIY Children Capes for Birthday Party - 14sets(28pcs) • Amazon Business $32.80 2 $65.60
ESSENSON Magic Crystal Slime Putty Toy Soft Rubber Fruit Slime for Kids, Students,Birthday,Party - 6 Pack with 2 Straws • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
8 Pack Coulful Plastic Sunglasses Kids Toy for Party Favors,Decorations - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Playo Plush Emoji Pens - 12 pk - 1 DZ Kids Emoticon School Prizes - 8.5" Pens Teacher Student Gifts Party Favors • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Joyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) - Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
SN Incorp. Gummy Bear Bubble Bottles For Kids Prizes And Party Favors - Fun Summer Toy Pack Of 12 Party Bubbles • Amazon Business $11.24 2 $22.48
Fun Central AU203 10" Frisbee Plastic Flying Disc Dog Frisbee Golf Discs Ultimate Frisbee Disc, Multicolor-for Outside Play Family Fun Time- pack of 12 (red, white, yellow, blue) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Light Up Rings Kids Party Favor Ring Novelty Glow Jelly Blinking Bulk (38 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
JOYIN Toy 72 PCs Slap Bracelets Party Favors Pack (24 Designs) with Colorful Hearts Animal Emoji • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Fun Express Mini Inflatable Beach Balls - 5 Inches - 25 Piece Pack • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06

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