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Ms. Buch from Biddeford ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Inclusion Through Therapeutic Games

Help me give my students fine motor activities that they can use with their general education peers to help build an inclusive setting.

  • $349 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of working as an Occupational Therapist in a Functional Life Skills class with children Kindergarten age. These students have a variety of physical and intellectual impairments. In the therapy room they are working on many skills including building their independence in activities of daily living and fine motor skills.

Everyday they work on improving their daily living skills so they can be more independent throughout their school day allowing them to spend more time with their typically developing peers.

This year I would like to see my students participate in building their fine motor skills the general education classroom with their peers.

My Project

Inclusion and carry over skills are important parts of therapy. During independent or guided center time it is important for all students to be able to participate in some of the activities that are available. By providing fine motor activities that the special education students are working on in therapy and moving those activities into the classroom it will allow my students to participate in center time more independently with their same age peers.

All students want to feel like they are a part of the larger classroom.

By showing their peers that they can participate in some of the same activities as them will help build friendships as well as work on their therapy goals in a fun way.

Ms. Buch
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
HH576 - Learning Lacers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
RA228 - Rainbow Pebbles® Activity Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Beads - Lowercase • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
TD341 - Indestructible Lacing Cards Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$249.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.26

Total project goal

$348.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.41

5 Donors

-$291.35

Donations toward project cost

-$253.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.70

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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