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  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Gunn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Busy Hands Are Growing Minds

Help me give my students hands on activities, modeling clay and natural clay that will allow my students to be creative while building their fine motor skills for writing and drawing.

My Students

Our class is a collaborative preschool classroom in a low-income Title I school. The class consists of a mixture of special needs, ESL and general education students in a literacy-rich program. Due to the high level of low-income students, the entire school receives free breakfast and lunch.

Our students flourish with hands-on activities and opportunities to explore their environment.

We try to provide them these opportunities as often as possible but sometimes furnishing materials for these activities can be challenging. Any assistance in this goal is greatly appreciated!

My Project

Our program has shifted to a child choice play stationed model where the students are able to choose among activities that the teachers provide. Our students need a variety of activities that allow them to create, explore, experiment and build.

This project is full of games and materials that allow students to use their hands and minds to explore and problem solve to make sense of their world.

Alphabet activities that allow the students to build fine motor skills while learning letters help students get ready for kindergarten. Modeling and natural clay and tools will allow the students to create and experiment while building their little hands for future writing and drawing.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC955 - Beginner’s Hammering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE290 - Design & Build Water Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Jovi Plastilina Reusable and Non-Drying Modeling Clay; 1.75 Oz. Bars, Set of 30, 2 Each of 15 Colors, Perfect for Arts and Crafts Projects • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
KINFAYV Water Beads - 70000 Beads 1 Scoop 2 Tweezers 1 Spoon, Soft Water Jelly Beads Motor Skills Toy Set,Non-Toxic Water Sensory Toy for Tactile Toys,Sensory Toys,Early Skill Development • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Air Dry Clay, White, 5 Pounds (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Outus 10 Pieces Plastic Clay Tools Ceramic Pottery Tool Kit for Shaping and Sculpting (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$145.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$178.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.44

Total project goal

$209.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$209.62

1 Donor

-$105.00

Donations toward project cost

-$89.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.75

match offer

-$104.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$88.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by PNC Grow Up Great® and one other donor.

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