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Ms. Garcia from Las Vegas NV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Manipulatives

My students need manipulatives, such as Jumbo Tweezers, Play-Doh, and Snap Cubes to help them develop fine motor skills

  • $180 goal

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My Students

I am a kindergarten teacher at a Title I school. The majority of the students at my school come from low-income families and all students receive free breakfast and lunch. In addition, my school is heavily populated with students who are English language learners. For many of my students, their first school experiences will take place in my classroom.

Despite the hardships that my students may face at home, I want to provide them with a positive, organized, and engaging learning environment that is equipped with tools that they can use to be successful.

My Project

I am starting my second year of teaching kindergarten in August, and I need help providing my students with supplies and materials that they can use to start their school experience off right.

All of the materials for this project will be used by my students on a daily basis so that they can develop fine motor skills.

Fine motor skills allow us to move and grasp objects such as scissors and pencils. Developing fine motor skills is essential for children so they can be successful with school activities such as drawing and writing.

Many kindergarteners enter the classroom with little to no fine motor skills, and as a result, they struggle with various activities from cutting with scissors to writing their names. The materials in this project will be used daily to help my students develop necessary skills.

Items like Play-doh, lacing letters, snap cubes, dry erase markers, pipe cleaners, and tweezers will be used to practice math and literacy skills, while simultaneously developing fine motor skills. The stylus pens will be used while students use our classroom iPads so that even while they are using technology, they are practicing a proper pencil grip and using fine motor skills.

By donating to this project, you will be helping me to provide my students materials that they can use to succeed in school.

Ms. Garcia
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 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arteza Dry Erase Markers, White Board Pens, 12 Colors, Multicolor, Set of 48 • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
HoneyToys 240pcs 24 Colors Creative Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 12 Inches x 6 mm,Pipe Cleaners for Arts and Crafts • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Learning Resources Snap Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fenix - Set of 20 Universal Stylus Pack for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6, LG, Kindle and Much More • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Roylco R2186 Lowercase Manuscript Letter Beads (Pack of 288) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Blulu Pompoms for Craft Making and Hobby Supplies, 500 Pieces, 1.2 cm/ 0.5 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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