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Mr. Cohen from Chicago IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Drives Our Writing

My students need fine motor and writing materials to become great writers.

  • $525 goal

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My Students

My students have the desire to learn. The children in my class are beginning readers. My school comprises of a large percentage of students coming from low-income families in Chicago, where ninety-five percent of the students receive free or reduced price lunch.

I will be working with one hundred first and second grade students, teaching them reading and writing in two different class periods.

Our school has gone through many positive changes in the last two years which has excited myself and my students. As I transition into teaching primarily writing, I see a need to help fine tune my students' fine motor skills and build their capacity in writing.

My Project

The children in my class are just starting their journey to become better writers. Most of the materials we use in class for writing and fine motor development are currently handmade by a teacher. I would like to have writing-specific tools and instruments for my students to strengthen their fine motor skills. Having appropriate books and materials will also inspire them to become more successful writers.

Students will build fine motor skills and improve their writing by utilizing a pencil weight set.

Students will build up their hand strength with stress relief balls and exercise rings. The more they have to help with writing, the more successful they can become.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WG326 - What Is Grammar? Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
HOLDER WEIGHTED UNIVERSAL PEDIATRIC • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
HOLDER WEIGHTED UNIVERSAL PEDIATRIC • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
TOPLUS Hand Grip Strengthener, 5 Pack Grip Strength Trainer Grips Workout Kit - Adjustable Hand Non-Slip Gripper 22-88lbs, Finger Strengthener/Stretcher, Hand Grip Exercise Ring, Stress Relief Ball • Amazon Business $16.96 2 $33.92
DD238 - Capitalization and Punctuation Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF236 - Sequence & Write Story Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL843 - Nonfiction Sequence & Write Tiles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PENCIL SET WEIGHTED • School Specialty $24.63 1 $24.63
Star Spacers - Pkg. of 24 • Nasco $22.50 1 $22.50
WEIGHT HAND CANDO RIGHT 1/4LB • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
WEIGHT CANDO HAND LEFT 1/4LB • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
Tangle Set of 3 Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Star Spacers - Pkg. of 12 • Nasco $11.95 1 $11.95
ACCESSORY WRITING EGG OHS SET OF 3 • School Specialty $8.51 1 $8.51

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