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Ms. Walakovits from Allentown PA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Fun! Part 1

Help me give my students fun items they can use to practice their fine motor skills.

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher in Allentown, PA. I have a class of energetic kindergartners who love learning! Ours is a Title I school, meaning at least 40% of our students are from low-income families.

My students are enthusiastic about coming to school and love learning!

They have lots of energy and enjoy spending (socially distanced) time with their classmates.

My Project

An important part of learning for younger students is the development of their fine motor skills. Many of my students enter kindergarten with weak fine motor skills, as their hand muscles are still not fully developed because of their age. The supplies I would like them to have will help them practice these skills.

Fine motor skills are important to academic tasks, such as writing and turning book pages, and life skills, such as tying shoes or buckling a belt.

I want my students to be independent and self-sufficient.

The jumbo tweezers, clothespins, and Lite-Brite will help students practice their pincer grasp, which is important for handwriting. The busy board and shoe lacing toys will allow students to practice tying shoes and using snaps, zippers, and buttons. The magnetic chips, scoop tongs, and letter pieces will give students hands-on items to practice their fine motor skills while working on educational tasks. The loop scissors will allow students to practice cutting and build up their muscles to use typical scissors. The items in this project will give my students the opportunity to practice working out the small muscles in their hands so that they can do academic and practical tasks all on their own!

Ms. Walakovits
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yuanhe Bingo Magnetic Wand with 100 Chips - 5 Sets in Color Red, Green, Yellow, Purple and Blue Per Order • Amazon Business $23.69 3 $71.07
YIISUN Busy Board Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards-Button,Zip,Lace,Buckle,Tie,Snap 6 Pcs/Set • Amazon Business $19.21 2 $38.42
Learning Resources Letter Construction, Homeschool, School Activity Set, Play School, 60 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Special Supplies Mini Loop Scissors for Children and Teens and 5.5" Inches (6-Pack) Colorful Looped, Adaptive Design, Right and Lefty Support, Small, Easy-Open Squeeze Handles, For Special Needs • Amazon Business $15.90 2 $31.80
NUOBESTY Shoelace Threading Teaching Toys Learn to Tie Shoelaces Toys Early Educational Toys for Kids Toddlers • Amazon Business $12.69 2 $25.38
Basic Fun Lite-Brite Ultimate Classic Retro and Vintage Toy, Gift for Girls and Boys, Ages 4+ (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers, Sorting & Counting, Preschool Science, Homeschool, Toddler Fine Motor Skill Development, Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $11.43 2 $22.86
Skoolzy Rainbow Counting Bears with Matching Sorting Cups, Bear Counters and Dice Math Toddler Games 71pc Set - Bonus Scoop Tongs, Storage Bags • Amazon Business $22.57 1 $22.57
Mini, Natural Clothespins Craft Boutique, Wood, 500 Per Pack, Wooden Pins for Scrapbooking Wood Crafts • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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