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Mrs. Brown from Cleveland OH is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Activities for Little Hands

Help me give my students materials such as magnetic letters, letter practice books, dry erase boards, and more that will both strengthen the muscles in their hands and support their emerging academic skills.

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My Students

I am currently blessed to have 6 inquisitive little people whose academic foundation has been placed in my hands. We have been teaching and learning remotely since the beginning of the school year. My students have proven to be flexible as I have tried to find ways to keep them engaged in our online activities.

This is a first-time school experience for my students.

I am sad that they are not able to participate in the hands-on activities that have been the foundation of the traditional early childhood experience. It is during these first five years that we see so much growth in young children, especially in the areas of academics and their fine motor abilities (the ability to use their hands and fingers for printing, drawing, etc.). Although my students have been supplied with iPads so that they can connect with me online, I worry that by not having these hands-on experiences my students' fine motor skills will be adversely affected. Young students need materials to manipulate with their hands. They need a chance to grip writing utensils and practice hand control, which is the foundation of being able to print.

My Project

Sending these materials home will allow my students to participate in fine motor, hand strengthening activities while they are learning at home. I have included materials like squish and squeeze sensory beads, whiteboards, dry erase markers, magnetic letters and alphabet tracing books which will strengthen the muscles in their hands and fingers, thus improving their fine motor control and writing ability.

I will be able to replicate some classroom experiences my students haven't been able to have since they have been attending school remotely.

There are some things they just aren't able to do on an iPad. With these materials, they will able to touch, manipulate, and build letters as they learn about them. They will have tools to use to practice writing letters, holding actual writing tools rather than just sliding a finger on a screen.

Mrs. Brown
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC569 Magnetic Letter Builders Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
AA555 Printing Letters Practice Book Uppercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 8 $71.92
AA565 Printing Letters Practice Book Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 8 $71.92
LC926 Classroom Magnetic Letters Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LL786 DoubleSided Magnetic Write Wipe Mini Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 8 $39.92
DD100 Magnetic Write Wipe Markers with Eraser Caps Set of 4 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 8 $39.92
DA362 BestBuy Geoboards 6 x 6 Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
VR154 Squish Squeeze Sensory Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

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