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Ms. McGloin Spooner from Buffalo NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Fun

Help me give my students counting bears, Play-Doh, and watercolors for fine motor skills.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students attend an inner-city public school where approximately 90% live below the poverty line. We spend a lot of time doing hands-on learning.

All of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch and participate in the backpack program on the weekends.

This does not stop our students from coming to school and showing their love for learning. We love to explore everything around us, both inside and outside of the classroom. We love to show what we know and learn in a hands-on way.

My Project

These materials will make a large impact in our classroom. We work hard on fine motor skills and try to invent fun ways to practice. The scissors will help with our cutting.

The Play-Doh will strengthen their hands while inspiring creativity.

They can make letters, numbers, or anything their imaginations dreams. The watercolors allow them to mix colors and explore the arts while holding a small paintbrush.

Lastly, the Skittles are a small but great reward that can be used for color sorting, practice picking up with pinching motions, and of course a great treat at the end of a lesson.

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

Equity Focus

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 18 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Bulk Skittles - 5 Lb Bag - Original • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Scissors Bulk 20-Pack, Taotree 8" Multipurpose Scissors, Soft Comfort-Grip Handles Stainless Steel Sharp Scissors for School Office Home, High/Middle School Classroom Class Scissors Supplies • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Watercolor Paint Sets For Kids and Adults - Bulk Pack of 24 Washable Watercolors Paints In 8 Colors - Perfect for Preschool Classroom , Children's Art School , Party Favors - Paintbrushes Included • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Counting Bears Toddler Games Pre-School Math Skills Manipulatives for Color Recognition Sorting Matching Learning Number Homeschool Educational Toys for Kids(10 Colors) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$103.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.90

Total project goal

$159.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.36

4 Donors

-$159.36

Donations toward project cost

-$135.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.90

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$0.00

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