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Mrs. Wiggs
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Awesomely Autistic and Aiming to Achieve!

My students need art supplies, such as glue, pipe cleaners, stamp pads, stickers and craft sticks, to assist in the development and progression of fine motor skills.

My Students

Awesome students with autism working on increasing their artistic ability and creative thinking skills. My students face many challenges with fine motor development and I want to find ways to increase these skills in fun and creative ways.

Our class is in a low socioeconomic are in North Carolina, and all of my students have characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

They have deficits in fine motor development and skills. We have some wonderful boys to work with this year. My students do not typically "like" to do things with their hands that involve different textures and pressure, however these are areas that we try to develop to increase their ability to tolerate textures and broaden range of skill sets.

My Project

These craft supplies such as paint, crayons, glue, and pipe cleaners as well as the sensory balls will help meet various sensory needs during activities this year. We will use them to do crafts in the classroom that stretch them to be creative but also try to increase their tolerance for undesired activities. Hopefully engaging in these activities will allow them to develop more creative thinking skills and build tolerance for activities involving their hands which could translate to further skill development.

Arts in the schools is extremely important for all students, however states are severely cutting back budgets that support these programs.

In addition, there is little to no money for teachers to supplement these materials. I want to continually increase my student's exposure to various creative situations in the school setting and these materials will help me accomplish this goal!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sensory Balls (set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Nature Peel and Stick Shapes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
3D Feel & Find • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Glitter Glue (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.76 1 $23.76
Crayola(r) Dry-Erase Markers (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.61 3 $22.83
Multicultural Large Crayons (96 crayons) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Glitter (Set of 12) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.41 1 $14.41
Art-A-Roni • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 2 $13.52
Spring Scissor (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.71 1 $12.71
Elmer's School Glue (Gallon) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Designer Craft Sticks • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Wooden Colored Craft Shapes (400 pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 1 $10.16
Sequins and Spangles (4 ounces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 2 $10.12
6 Color Stamp Pad • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06
Colored Rice • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06
Colored Craft Sticks (150 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.66 3 $4.98
Peel & Stick Bright Wiggle Eyes Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.61 1 $4.61
Small Cando(r) Ball (7 1/2"-10" diameter) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 1 $4.21
100 Pack Pipe Cleaners • Kaplan Early Learning Company $1.69 1 $1.69

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