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Mrs. Hohensee from San Diego CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Social and Hands-on Skills

My students need hands-on building activities and educational games to increase their social, spacial reasoning, math and fine motor skills.

  • $549 goal

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My Students

My students come from a vibrant and community centered neighborhood. Approximately ninety percent of my students are socioeconomically disadvantaged and come with a range of varying needs.

My students are a fantastic group of excited kids who are eager to learn and need more hands on activities!

Kindergarten is the first time many of my students have ever been in a classroom setting. This is their first chance to develop a love for education and begin to develop many life skills. The enthusiasm they already have is amazing and it is my job to make sure they stay enthused, engaged, excited, learning and growing life long learners.

My Project

Independence, fine motor skills, and communication are some of the essential skills kindergarteners need in order to develop into well rounded students. For between 45 minutes and an hour a day my students rotate between centers/stations working on individual skills while I pull them and meet in small groups to support their reading, language and literacy needs. Many of the stations reinforce and help them practice reading, writing, math and other essential educational skills.

This project will provide more stations that help my students improve their social emotional, English Language, math, spacial reasoning and fine motor skills.

The Playdough scissors and tools, tweezers, building bricks with Lego table, Frontier Logs, and beads with lacing strings will help students practice their fine motor skills. These are all small items that require detailed hand movements. Fine motor practice builds the ability for handwriting, cutting and more. Shoots and Ladders will help with counting and math skills. The magnetic tiles, building bricks, Frontier Logs, foam blocks and wooden train set will help students with spacial reasoning, critical thinking, and team work skills. While they build, construct and play with these tools they will be communicating with classmates. They have to talk to each other, plan and work together- all promoting their budding social skills and thinking. The bins are to store their new centers so they can easily access them on their own.

These centers foster a positive safe environment for my students to practice social and emotional learning through educational play. Using these activities my students will build social and emotional understanding, maturity, independence, and language. Students will also gain counting, spacial reasoning, geometric and fine motor skills.

Please help my students become well rounded, life long independent learners who love learning.

Mrs. Hohensee
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnet Build Deluxe 100 Piece 3D Magnetic Tile Building Set Extra Strong Magnets and Super Durable Tiles, Educational, Creative, Assorted Shapes and Vibrant Bright Colors • Amazon Business $52.45 1 $52.45
100-piece Triple-loop Wooden Train Set (Inc. 16 Trains and Cars!!) - 100% Compatible with All Major Brands Including Thomas Wooden Railway System - By Kids Destiny • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Tot Tutors Kids 2-in-1 Plastic LEGO-Compatible Activity Table and 2 Chairs Set, Primary Colors • Amazon Business $43.25 1 $43.25
Ideal Frontier Logs 300 Piece Classic Wood Construction Set with Action Figures • Amazon Business $42.11 1 $42.11
Large Pack Regular Colors 1000 Pieces Building Bricks Toy Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Morvat 140 Piece Soft Foam Multi-Colored Building Block Set with Floating Base, Tote & Mesh Bags - Educational Stacking Blocks - 100% Non-Toxic & BPA Free - Great Bath Toys for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.70 1 $26.70
Play Doh / Pretend Play - Scissors Tool - 3 Pieces Assorted Colors. **NON-TOXIC Saftety Stationery Plastic Scissors.** • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Learning Resources Beads and Pattern Card Set • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Sequence for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.94 1 $14.94
Goldflower 300 Pcs Discs Building Set Engineering Toy-Fine Motor Skills- Children Imaginations Run Wild • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Play-Doh Fun Tub • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers, Various Colors, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dough Tools - 5 Piece Assortment • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Pepperell Creative Beading Cords, 45-Inch, Assorted Colors, 12 Per Package • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57

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