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Mrs. Sotelo from San Antonio TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coloring and Cutting in Kinder!

Help me give my students the materials needed to enhance their fine motor skills by promoting activities for their little hands to develop dexterity and strength.

  • $497 goal

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My Students

I love teaching 20 inquisitive bilingual kinder kids who are learning in two languages. They are so full of life, love and happiness! My students come to school eager to learn through hands on activities. Our school is a Title I school which has grades Pre-k through 5th, and all of our students are eligible to participate in the free lunch program. The majority of my students come to school with very little fine motor skills. They have had very little opportunities to cut and color. Therefore, I have embarked on a mission to provide my wonderful students with many literacy and fine motor experiences as possible so they can learn and create many make and take activities in the classroom.

My Project

The use of glue and cardstock is a daily staple in my classroom. This allows me to provide my students with activities that will give each student ample opportunity to practice grasping, manipulating and exercising the small muscles in the palms of their hands which will help develop their fine motor skills. We will use these materials to color, draw, cut and form letters to gain control and strengthen their hand muscles which is a precursor to handwriting.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve their fine motor and literacy skills, you ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

I have seen how hands-on activities have a profound affect among my students when it comes to their learning. Your generosity will allow my students to be creative as they learn the alphabet, numbers and refine their fine motor skills in the classroom.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER CARDSTOCK 8.5X11 NEENAH BRT WT 65 LB 250 SHTS • School Specialty $14.69 7 $102.83
Cricut Cardstock Sampler, Primary 12x24 • Amazon Business $28.20 3 $84.60
GLUE STICK ELMER'S .24OZ PK/60 • School Specialty $17.94 4 $71.76
Cricut StandardGrip Cutting Mat 12"X24" 2/Pkg • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
COLOR CARD STOCK 8.5X11 65 LB PACK OF 250 ROCKET RED • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
COLOR CARD STOCK 8.5X11 65 LB PACK OF 250 LUNAR BLUE • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
COLOR CARD STOCK 8.5X11 65 LB PACK OF 250 SUNBURST YELLOW • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
COLOR CARD STOCK 8.5X11 65 LB PACK OF 250 PULSAR PINK • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
COLOR CARD STOCK 8.5X11 65 LB PACK OF 250 PLANETARY PURPLE • School Specialty $14.69 1 $14.69
WIGGLE EYES ROUND 15MM BLACK SET OF 100 • School Specialty $2.26 1 $2.26
WIGGLE EYES ROUND 10MM BLACK SET OF 100 • School Specialty $1.34 1 $1.34

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