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Ms. Debbie from South Holland IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Play for Little Hands

Help me give my students some items that will help to improve their fine motor, visual-motor, and sensory processing skills.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The last day of school for my students was March 13, 2020, before the stay-at-home order went into effect. My students are greatly affected by this unprecedented time, as we all are. They need the daily routine of school. They need to see familiar faces. They need to receive the nurturing and affection they so desperately need. For some, school is the only place they receive these important things. This is such a difficult time for all of our families, and my biggest hope is that they are healthy and doing well.

I work with the youngest and most vulnerable students; they have multiple special needs, including significant cognitive, social-emotional, and physical disabilities.

My colleagues and I are spending countless hours developing activities that our students will be able to do at home. I am finding that phone calls, and especially video chats (if possible) are so valuable. My students' faces literally light up when they see familiar faces from school.

My Project

I have made numerous videos for my students to watch, as I feel that seeing a familiar face is very important to them. I plan to create more videos, demonstrating manipulation of objects and toys, appropriate grasp of a crayon, and correct formation of letters (for my higher functioning students). I will show them ways they can use various items, as well as how they can substitute different household items.

My greatest hope is that through videos and online demonstrations, my little students will be able to play and engage in more fine motor and sensory experiences, using these new items.

Remote learning will have hopefully engaged some of them in order to help them maintain their skills. I hope that when we return to school in the fall, all of my little students will have the opportunities they had before.

Ms. Debbie
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH166 Fill It Up Fine Motor Jars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Creative Paint and Dough Design Tools • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.51 1 $36.51
AR872 Mix Match Magnetic Wild Animals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
JJ247 ScoopABug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL108 Tweezer Tongs Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA775 Button SizeSorting Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
AA105 EasyTwist Animal Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
MAGNETIC NUMBER MAZE • School Specialty $19.64 1 $19.64
Preschool Training Scissors • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 4 $16.84
EV212 Regular Dot Art Painters Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
STYLUS-HAMILTON SNAP-SCRIBE-GREEN-SNAPGN • School Specialty $15.71 1 $15.71
Easy Grip Creative Design Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
DR316 Jumbo Paint Dabbers Set of 20 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA394 Dough Design Wheels • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Fun, Floppy Foam Brushes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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