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Ms. Field from Roxana IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Achieving Independence Through Play

Help me give my students the materials they need, such as a weighted bell lap pad, stress balls, and puzzles, to be successful with their academic achievements.

  • $364 goal

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My Students

Stringing beads, assembling pop beads, theraputty exercises and manipulating small objects between fingers are all different activities my students require in order to help with their fine motor strength to help make their handwriting legible. I am an Occupational Therapist who works with students in 3rd through 5th grades. They have a variety of diagnoses and all have IEPs to help them succeed within the school environment.

Our students require extra support to help them increase their independence during their school day.

Difficulty with fine motor strength is a common issue in the students that I work with. All of the students have some type of disability that results in them having problems with attending to task, handwriting, coloring, cutting and self-help skills, such as, button, snap and zipping.

My Project

All students want to be successful. The materials I am requesting will increase my students' ability to be successful in the classroom and school setting. Being able to attend to tabletop activities and having the strength, endurance, and coordination are key.

By providing my students with these products, you will be helping them become more successful and independent in the classroom setting.

The creepy crawler sensory bin, therapy ball, sit disc, sensory fidget packages and maze gel pad will increase the students fine motor strength, increase their tactile awareness and increase their attention to the ask. Pencil weights, knob crayons, peg board set, think fun maze will increase fine motor and visual motor skills needed to complete written activities, coloring, cutting and self-help skills.

Ms. Field
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Skil-Care 914508 Weighted Gel Lap Pad - 7 lb. Rectangular Shape 10" x 22" • Amazon Business $30.46 1 $30.46
Toymarketing International Sit 'n' Gym Plus, Red, 22" • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Small 4 Liter Portable Sand Tray with Lid • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Kinetic Sand The One and Only, 3lbs Beach Sand for Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $11.39 2 $22.78
Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Toys for Toddlers and Preschool Kids | 30 Pegs for Learning Colors, Sorting Counting - 30pg Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Activity Pegboard Download • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Sensory Fidget Toys Bundle-DNA Stress Relief Balls With Fidget Hand Toys For Anxiety Kids & Adults-Calming Toys For ADHD Autism Anxiety • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Rainforest Discovery Kit for Sensory Play (No Box) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Pack of 4 Pen or Pencil Weights | Handwriting Aid for Children, Elderly, or Special Needs. Assists with Penmanship Issues Due to Autism, Tremors, Grip Strength or Fine Motor Skill Disability. 1.5 oz • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Blue Orange Doodle Quest Game • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Melissa & Doug Vehicles 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Storage Box (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Therapist’s Choice Inflated Air-Filled Stability Balance Disc-Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Ocean Explorers Tactile Sensory Kit - Sea Animal Creatures Included - Great Fine Motor Skills Toy for Kids • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Magnetic Letters and Numbers for Educating Kids in Fun -Educational Alphabet Refrigerator Magnets -82 Pieces • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LuaLua Baby Blocks Shape Sorter Toys Puzzle children's building blocks With Colorful Sorter Cube Box Includes 18 Shapes - Color Recognition Shape Gifts for Boy And Girl Toddlers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
GiBot Toddlers Crayons Palm-Grip Crayons, 12 Colors Paint Crayons Sticks Stackable Toys for Kids, Toddlers, Child, Safety and Non-Toxic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Think Fun Amaze • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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