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Ms. Jedlicka from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Fine Motor Skills in Pre-K!

Help me give my students meaningful and engaging toys to build their fine motor skills.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The children in my classroom are ages 3 through 5 and come to us from an economically disadvantaged community. All the children in my Pre-K class qualify for free lunch.

Through our high quality program, these children are able to build a strong foundation before they enter kindergarten.

The children in my class approach learning head on with a "can-do" attitude. We love to do a variety of hands on learning experiences! You can find us on a nature walk exploring, listening and engaging in exciting stories or writing our own, or being creative in our classroom with art materials or blocks.

My Project

Please help me give my students engaging toys that promote the growth of their fine motor skills. Having strong fine motor skills is the foundation of writing. Children often come to our classroom without good use of their fine motor skills. In our classroom we are teaching how to hold writing tools, perform tasks such as buttoning and zippering their coats and opening their milk containers at lunch.

We know that play is a child's work, so providing materials and learning experiences in the classroom is imperative to building these skills.

We want our children to be prepared to use writing utensils, and must help them build the muscles and skills that they need to do so.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Birthday Party Cake (Wooden Play Food, Mix-n-Match Toppings and 7 Candles, Sturdy Construction, 34 Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Learning Toy (Developmental Toys, Wooden Case, Develops Vocabulary and Spelling Skills, 50+ Wooden Pieces) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Agirlgle Creative Wood Building Blocks Tree Set for Kids Children Men Preschool Boys and Girls DIY Learning Educational 3D Wooden Assembled Toys Tile Game —Home Office Decor (Four Colors Leaves) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Melissa & Doug Geometric Stacker Toddler Toy (Developmental Toys, Rings, Octagons, and Rectangles, 25 Colorful Wooden Pieces) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Lewo Wooden Rainbow Stacking Game Learning Toy Geometry Building Blocks Educational Toys for Kids Baby Toddlers (Rainbow) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up Set (Pretend Play, 6 Outfits, Encourages Creativity, 26 Magnetic Pieces, 11.6" H x 8.65" W x 1.05" L) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Melissa & Doug Julia Magnetic Dress-Up Set, Pretend Play, 8 Outfits, Encourages Creativity, 24 Magnetic Pieces, 11.6" H x 8.65" W x 1.05" L • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69

Materials cost

$103.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.87

Total project goal

$159.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.15

1 Donor

-$80.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$79.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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