You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
Upload a classroom photo

Ms. Janice’s Classroom Edit display name

  • Hayestown Ave Elementary School
  • Danbury, CT
  • More than half of students from low‑income households

Support her classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. Janice a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

cancel

Support Ms. Janice's classroom with a gift that fosters learning.

  • Monthly
  • One-time

We'll charge your card today and send Ms. Janice a DonorsChoose gift card she can use on her classroom projects. Starting next month, we'll charge your card and send her a DonorsChoose gift card on the 17th of every month.

Edit or cancel anytime.

Make a donation Ms. Janice can use on her next classroom project.

https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/7614225 Customize URL

We learn by DOING :) My young learners (grades K-1) are working on improving their hand strength, bilateral coordination, and fine motor skills. These skills are essential for educational activities such as coloring, writing, and cutting, in addition to Activities of Daily Living including getting dressed, feeding themselves, and manipulating zippers and buttons. Practice, practice, practice! We need to continuously provide these students with opportunities to use these skills to strengthen their muscles and coordination for independence and success. My students come to therapy exciting to play "games" not realizing how many skills they are working on. We want to carry this over into the home. For example, using tongs to pick up small erasers works on the intrinsic muscles of the hand. These muscles are the same muscles we use to manipulate scissors and pencils. Encouraging them to use the three fingers to effectively use tongs is really showing them how to use three fingers to grasp the pencil and scissors. Some of these students have difficulty using child safety scissors however are very successful when presented with loop scissors. Eventually, this translates to using regular child safety scissors however using the loop scissors provides practice, strengthening, and coordination. It allows them to PARTICIPATE in an activity they would otherwise not be able to complete. Providing young learners the opportunity to participate in appropriate, educational, and fun activities is important. I often hear "I did it!" and see the pride in their faces when they are successful. I am looking forward to the opportunity to provide these young learners with supplies they can use at home. During this period of virtual distance learning and hybrid learning students need additional materials at home to grow, learn, and succeed. THANK YOU for reading :)

About my class

We learn by DOING :) My young learners (grades K-1) are working on improving their hand strength, bilateral coordination, and fine motor skills. These skills are essential for educational activities such as coloring, writing, and cutting, in addition to Activities of Daily Living including getting dressed, feeding themselves, and manipulating zippers and buttons. Practice, practice, practice! We need to continuously provide these students with opportunities to use these skills to strengthen their muscles and coordination for independence and success. My students come to therapy exciting to play "games" not realizing how many skills they are working on. We want to carry this over into the home. For example, using tongs to pick up small erasers works on the intrinsic muscles of the hand. These muscles are the same muscles we use to manipulate scissors and pencils. Encouraging them to use the three fingers to effectively use tongs is really showing them how to use three fingers to grasp the pencil and scissors. Some of these students have difficulty using child safety scissors however are very successful when presented with loop scissors. Eventually, this translates to using regular child safety scissors however using the loop scissors provides practice, strengthening, and coordination. It allows them to PARTICIPATE in an activity they would otherwise not be able to complete. Providing young learners the opportunity to participate in appropriate, educational, and fun activities is important. I often hear "I did it!" and see the pride in their faces when they are successful. I am looking forward to the opportunity to provide these young learners with supplies they can use at home. During this period of virtual distance learning and hybrid learning students need additional materials at home to grow, learn, and succeed. THANK YOU for reading :)

Read more

About my class

Read more
Get updates from this classroom Message this teacher
{"followTeacherId":7614225,"teacherId":7614225,"teacherName":"Ms. Janice","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp7614225_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1608499600057","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"vanityURL":"","teacherChallengeId":21682827,"followAbout":"Ms. Janice's projects","teacherVerify":-44646812,"teacherNameEncoded":"Ms. Janice","vanityType":"teacher","teacherPageInfo":{"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"teacherHasClassroomDescription":true,"teacherClassroomDescription":"","teacherProfileURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/classroom/7614225","tafURL":"https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/share_teacher_profile.html?teacher=7614225","stats":{"numActiveProjects":0,"numFundedProjects":2,"numSupporters":7},"classroomPhotoPendingScreening":false}}