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Ms. Talise from Milwaukee WI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Frenzy!

Help me give my students basic fine motor materials, like scissors, to promote their fine motor development skills and to allow them the opportunity to complete assignments.

  • $214 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic and fun-loving kids. They come from low-income households and have not had much experience with the world outside of their community. Free breakfast and free lunch are available to every child in my classroom each day which are now remotely served.

Most of my students do not have access to supplies in their homes that are needed for remote learning.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic they are now distant learners. This has been challenging in many ways for them; completing assignments has been no exception. Many of them depend on worksheets packets and whatever books or materials they may have. My students would benefit from a variety of classroom resources to help increase their success in our current remote distance learning platform. Despite the hardships faced while learning remotely, they are eager learners.

My Project

Throughout the school year, children in my classroom are given multiple opportunities to explore and experiment with a variety of tools to help foster their development. In the domain of physical development, fine motor skills are one of the areas focused on. This has proven to be a challenge for my students this year. Now that they are learning from a distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of my students are encountering setbacks.

In an effort to continue supporting my students fine motor skills while learning from a distance, I am asking for basic materials that will help foster their fine motor development which in return will promote strengthening of their wrist, hands and fingers; while foster writing skills.

By obtaining these materials, the students in my class will be able to increase their eye-hand coordination, develop their bilateral coordination, and dexterity. They will also be able to complete the assignments given to them which I know they are eager to do!

Ms. Talise
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL156 Lakeshore BluntTip Scissors Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
TD341 Indestructible Lacing Cards Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
EE607 EasyGrip Safety Tweezers Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
RA421 Rubbing Crayons Set of 40 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
MN6 Jumbo Pencils • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC360 People Colorssupsup Crayon Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98
HL125 Jumbo Colored Craft Sticks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.99 2 $5.98
TA51AC Construction Paper 12 x 18 Pack Assorted Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $2.29 2 $4.58

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