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Ms. Gonzalez from Phoenix AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Fine Motor Skills

My students need to be able to explore through sensory work and play. This will benefit them by gaining strength in their fine motor skills as well as promoting play while learning.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an incredible group of 5 and 6 year olds who are growing up in the inner city. Our school is Title 1 and provides them with both breakfast and lunch to ensure they are not going hungry. Many of my students' families struggle financially and several life in shelters or are homeless.

Nevertheless, they come to school excited about learning every day and I do my best to give them exciting and engaging ways to learn.

I am inspired daily by the passion they have for school! My students and their families have such a commitment to their learning despite all of their hardships.

My Project

Many of my students come into kindergarten without being able to hold a pencil or use scissors properly. They need fun and engaging ways for them to workout their fine motor muscles while still using their noggins.

We will use these resources during our center time to promote hands on practice of using their hands and fingers to do things like pick up things and grasps materials, all while having fun.

These types of activities will help them build stamina for all the important school skills they need like writing, drawing and cutting. I want my students to develop these skills now so they can be successful throughout their entire academic career, and into adulthood.

Ms. Gonzalez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP385X - Washable Sensory Play Materials?- Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
LL509X - Light Table Sensory Play Materials - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
LL581 - Light Table Sensory Tray • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
DD370X - Soft Seats - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.50 1 $26.50

Materials cost

$437.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$505.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.17

Total project goal

$594.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$594.48

2 Donors

-$594.48

Donations toward project cost

-$505.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.17

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$0.00

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