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Ms. T. from Durham NC is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Fine and Gross Motor Skills Through Play

Help me give my students items that will assist them with gross and fine motor skills during structured, indoor and outdoor play.

  • $1,544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a low-income/high poverty school. This can make getting materials we need a challenge. I am looking for materials that can prepare them for skills needed to be successful in life.

My students view the world differently.

I teach a preschool class with students who are autistic. They are between the ages of 3-5 years old. The students are beginning to understand the world around them. They receive Occupational therapy services to assist them with fine motor skills (grasping small items, picking up items and placing them inside of containers, etc.). They also struggle with gross motor skills (balancing, rolling, throwing and kicking balls, etc.). Currently our play ground area does not have equipment so students can gain gross motor skills. Therefore we need play equipment we can use indoors and outdoors, so the students can work on their gross and fine motor skills.

My Project

These materials will assist my students with fine motor skills by teaching them how to play tossing games, bowling and improving hand/eye coordination. My students will learn gross motor skills such as, kicking balls into a goal, balancing on the balance beams, and jumping and balancing on a trampoline.

These materials will give my students a positive outlet for any extra energy, especially on days when we cannot go outside due to weather.

By using these materials my students will also learn how to share, take turns and interact with their peers, which is also a very important skills for all children but especially children with autism.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FIELD CART 51 INCHES X48 INCHES X25 INCHES TOTEMASTER STORAGE CART • School Specialty $464.19 1 $464.19
KIT: BALL SET PLAY AND THERAPY SET-SET OF 21 • School Specialty $189.56 1 $189.56
BEAM FOAM CREATE-A-BEAM -SET OF 18 • School Specialty $99.82 1 $99.82
SereneLife Portable & Foldable Trampoline - 36” Dia Springfree Rebounder Jumping Mat Safe for Kid w/Padded Frame Cover and Handlebar and Carry Bag - SLELT367 • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Champion Sports Multicolor Bowling Pins: Weighted Foam Set for Training & Kids Games • Amazon Business $48.65 1 $48.65
Franklin Sports Blackhawk Portable Soccer Goal - Pop-Up Soccer Goal and Net - Indoor or Outdoor Soccer Goal - Goal Folds For Storage - 12’ x 6’ Soccer Goal • Amazon Business $44.66 1 $44.66
GoSports Portable PVC Framed Cornhole Toss Game Set with 8 Bean Bags and Travel Carrying Case - Choose American Flag Design, Red & Blue or Football • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
BASIC HOOPS - 36 INCH - SET OF 12 • School Specialty $35.00 1 $35.00
BALL BUMPBALL INFLATABLE FOAM 4 INCH SET OF 6 • School Specialty $25.20 1 $25.20
BEAN BAG FLEECE 5 INCH - SET OF 12-SPORTIME • School Specialty $23.35 1 $23.35
Pacific Play Tents 18005 Kids Funchute 6-Foot Parachute for Indoor / Outdoor Fun • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Sportime UltraFoam Bowling Ball, Weighted, Multi-Color, 1 Pound - 019899 • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Sportime UltraFoam Junior Bowling Ball • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
RIBBON WANDS RAINBOW 36 INCH SET OF 6 • School Specialty $14.90 1 $14.90

Materials cost

$1,094.80

Vendor shipping charges

$85.20

State sales tax

$85.39

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,311.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$231.50

Total project goal

$1,543.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,543.31

9 Donors

-$1,405.81

Donations toward project cost

-$1,194.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$210.87

match offer

-$137.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.88

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.62

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$0.00

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