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Ms. Heather from Saginaw MI is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Fun!!!!

Help me give my students access to various fine motor toys and play activities that will enhance their visual motor skills, fine motor abilities, and provide continued success in the classroom environment.

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. - Fred Rogers. My students are very creative and eager to learn! They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects that are interesting and hands on!!! They are very active and learn best through engaging in hands on "play" type activities. My school is in Saginaw, MI a city who like many others, has been heavily affected by the pandemic.

Secondary to the pandemic, many of my students have spent the last 1.5 years of learning at home, on virtual instruction and this has limited their ability to engage in hands on experiences.

They come from low income households, and the majority of my schools qualify for 2 free meals a day based on income requirements. Often basic needs are a challenge for these families to obtain, so educational toys or experiences are not available at home. In addition, many of these children have diagnoses such as ADHD, ASD, or CI. It is my hope that we can enhance their learning and fine motor development through exposure to play experiences they may not otherwise have.

My Project

In my project, I will provide various kits for teachers to use in their rooms as a way to build fine motor skills while incorporating learning objectives. Activities will include, paper punching numbers, lacing spelling words, or using playdoh to form various letters just to name a few.

All of these activities will focus on specific skills which are used every day in the classroom, while still progressing with the established curriculum.

They will also be able to MOVE during these activities, versus sitting at a desk with a pencil, which is challenging for children who may have learning differences.

Ms. Heather
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
Bostitch inLIGHT Reduced Effort One-Hole Punch, One Unit per Package, Assorted Colors, No Color Choice (2401) • Amazon Business $7.25 8 $58.00
WikkiStix Mini Play Paks, 250 Individual paks! Great for Restaurants, Parties, Travel, classrooms Giving, Made in The USA! • Amazon Business $56.69 1 $56.69
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 90 lb/163 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.30 4 $49.20
IRIS USA 5 Quart Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Latching Lid for Shoes, Heels, Action Figures, Crayons/Pens, Art Supplies, Stackable and Nestable, 20 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36 Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3 Oz Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Maped Helix USA Koopy Spring-Assisted Educational Scissors, Kids, 5 Inch, Blunt Tip, Right Handed Use (470249US),Black/White • Amazon Business $3.40 7 $23.80
Learning Resources Lowercase Lacing Letters - 275 Pieces, Ages 3+ Toddler Alphabet Learning Toys, Preschool Games, Homeschool Supplies, Fine Motor Skills Toys, Alphabet Beads, Early Spelling • Amazon Business $22.64 1 $22.64
2 Pack LCD Writing Tablet for Kids - 8.5inch Doodle Scribbler Board Colorful Screen Drawing Pad Learning Educational Toy for 3+ Year Old Girls Boys Toddlers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources Noodle Knockout! Fine Motor Game, Easter Toys for kids, Fine Motor Skills Toys, 67 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $19.66 1 $19.66
LGEGE 60 Pcs Colored Threading for Beading, Threading Lace Beading Cords Beading String(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources 3 Prong Tong, Pencil Grip Tongs, Sensory Bin, Fine Motor Toy, Set of 6, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers, Sorting & Counting, Preschool Science, Homeschool, Toddler Fine Motor Skill Development, Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
LoveInUSA Punch Craft Set, 10 Pack Hole Punch Shapes Hole Punch Shape Scrapbooking Supplies Shapes Hole Punch Great for Crafting & Fun Projects • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
READY 2 LEARN Pom Poms - Set of 240 - Assorted Colors - Art Supplies for DIY Crafts and Hobbies - 1 in. wide • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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