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Mr. Maleta from Watsonville CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

COVID-Related Special Needs Student Materials for Distance Learning

Help me give my students materials to work on at home to support progress toward their occupational therapy goals. These materials help with fine motor and gross motor goals to achieve their occupational therapy needs.

  • $904 goal

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My Students

I am an occupational therapist. I work with kids mostly K-8th. My caseload is comprised of students who come from often very impoverished migrant farm families. I work with special needs classrooms where fine motor skills and basic life skills are often lacking.

Many of these students have parents that want to help support more activities at home but do not have the know-how or items needed to support my goals for the students.

I am looking to create fine motor kits for kids to bring home to the families to help support their occupational therapy goals during this time of need with distance learning due to COVID-19.

My Project

I am working with a low income student population in California. I am leading a fundraising project to ensure that students have basic materials at home to work on their Occupational Therapy goals with their parents. Our district OTs will work on creating packets to explain various activities to do with these materials at home.

Some of the items will be used for handwriting, gross motor, and fine motor practice.

Many of these houses lack access to materials that help support their children's learning.

One example is using chalk to practice letter formation on the chalkboards we will provide. There are also many different art activities we will describe, with step-by-step instruction, that students and their families can work on to support progress toward their occupational therapy goals.

Mr. Maleta
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play Platoon 1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Classic Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $32.00 3 $96.00
Handwriting: Printing (Brighter Child: Grades K-2) • Amazon Business $3.99 20 $79.80
GoSports 7" Inflatable Dodgeball 6 Pack - No Sting Balls - Includes Ball Pump & Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $19.24 4 $76.96
Crayola Crayons Bulk, Back to School Supplies, 24 Box Classpack, 24 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $34.61 2 $69.22
Plaid 12679E Double Sided Framed Chalkboard, 8.5"X10.5", 1 Pack • Amazon Business $2.97 20 $59.40
RUBFAC 120 Assorted Color Balloons 12 Inches 12 Kinds of Rainbow Party Latex Balloons, Latex Balloons for Party Decoration, Birthday Party Supplies or Arch Decoration • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Crayola (51-0320) White Chalk 12 each • Amazon Business $2.49 20 $49.80
Handwriting Practice Paper (Notebook with Dotted Lined Sheets for K-3 Students 150 Pages) • Amazon Business $8.88 5 $44.40
Acerich 2000 Pcs 1cm Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Valentine Day Arts and Crafts Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Wikki Stix WKX805 Big Count Box of 468, Yarn/Food Grade Wax • Amazon Business $30.69 1 $30.69
Play-Doh Modeling Compound Schoolpack • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Juvale 100 Pack - Wooden Clothespins - Large Clothes Pegs Laundry, Arts, Crafts, Decoration, 4 x .5 x .5 inches • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ticonderoga Laddie Tri-Write Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Intermediate Size Triangular with Eraser, Yellow, 36-Pack (13042) • Amazon Business $15.42 1 $15.42
HUELE 100PCS Mini Plastic Children Kids Easy Grip Jumbo Tweezers Educational Toy Experiments Tools • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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