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Mrs. Lang from Billings MT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Fingers Build Strong Leaders

My students need K'nex, Magna Tiles, magnets, and other hands-on materials to build our fine motor and social skills.

  • $552 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is filled with energetic first-grade students that are curious about EVERYTHING! We work as a classroom family to support academic and social growth for all.

My students thrive on hands-on, active, engaging lessons that challenge them.

We come to school each day to BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, and BE AWESOME! We push each other to try new things and to never give up. Most of my class come from families dealing with poverty. Many are struggling with drug abuse, mental illness, incarcerated family members, and sometimes homelessness. I have families that are working hard to end generational poverty and gain further education for themselves. Many of my students have single parents or are being raised by grandparents. These are all things that sit on the shoulders of my students each day as they come into the classroom. They truly face a daily struggle just getting to school and then work hard all day as learners themselves.

My Project

Having K'nex, Magna tiles, magnets, and other hands-on materials will provide my class with engaging tools to improve fine motor skills. While discovering and engaging in STEM activities, my First Grade students will also be building strong social, emotional, and problem-solving skills. The use of STEM materials will also support our core curriculum and provide student-centered learning.

Materials that provide a rich environment for discovery and exploration encourage the natural curiosity that my students have and support team building.These materials encourage creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills all through play.

Engaging in the development of these skills provides essential opportunities for future learning.

My class needs every opportunity to increase fine motor and social skills. These materials will provide us the benefit of both.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playmags 100 Piece Super Set: With Strongest Magnets Guaranteed, Sturdy, Super Durable with Vivid Clear Color Tiles. 18-piece Clickins Accessories to Enhance your Creativity • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
KID K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.70 1 $26.70
Stencil Drawing Kit w/ Carry Case - Over 300 Shapes - LARGE Drawing Stencils for Kids Art Include Plastic Alphabet Stencils, Geometric Shapes, Animals, and More! • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88
WonderFoam Dominoes 168 Pieces (AC4468) • Amazon Business $22.15 1 $22.15
Lauri - Fun with Magnets • Amazon Business $9.27 2 $18.54
Wooden Tricky Triangle Game [Toy] by DDI • Amazon Business $4.48 4 $17.92
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Educational Insights Alphabet Transparent Stamps- Lowercase 5/8" • Amazon Business $7.82 2 $15.64
Junior Learning CVC Word Builders Activity Cards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Connects Chain Link Pieces (950 pieces) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Science Purchase 500 Wood Letter Tiles - 5 Full Sets of 100 Letters • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Crayola 12 Ct Silly Scents Twistables Scented Colored Pencils • Amazon Business $3.19 4 $12.76
Crayola 24 Ct. Silly Scents Mini Twistables Scented Crayons 24ct • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
ETA hand2mind Plastic Cuisenaire Rods (Set of 74) • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Animals Figure,54 Piece Mini Jungle Animals Toys Set,ValeforToy Realistic Wild Vinyl Plastic Animal Learning Party Favors Toys For Boys Girls Kids Toddlers Forest Small Farm Animals Toys Playset • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square ( 7 by 7 cm, or about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches ) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Wooden Tic Tac Toe Games • Amazon Business $4.76 2 $9.52
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Lsushine Craft Ink Pad Stamps Partner Diy Color,20 Colors Rainbow Finger Ink pad for kids (pack of 20) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Paxcoo 100 Pcs 6” Colored Jumbo Wood Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fun Express Magnificent Magnifying Glasses (10 Piece) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82

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