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Mrs. McKeon from Hayward CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Practice for Little Hands!

My students need items like hole punchers, tongs, and scissors to strengthen and develop their fine motor skills.

  • $334 goal

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My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds and have very diverse needs. There are five different languages spoken at my students' homes. This means that they come to school with different experiences, skills, and strengths. Despite any challenges at home, my students come to school eager to learn, laugh, and play.

For kindergartners, play IS learning.

They need opportunities to play in order to develop necessary skills like sharing, empathy, perseverance, and resiliency. I try to create and shape those opportunities on a daily basis.

My Project

Some of my kindergarten students come to school not knowing how hold a pencil or cut in a straight line. Even if they have experience with drawing and cutting, all of my students need help developing these crucial fine motor skills.

With simple tools like hole and paper punchers, beads, and therapy putty, my students will strengthen their fingers and hands.

This strength will make drawing, writing, cutting, and gluing easier. It will let them focus on the academics of a task instead of struggling to hold a pair of scissors. Developing these fine motor skills will make school more enjoyable and help them achieve their goals.

Mrs. McKeon
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Buy: Darice DIY Crafts Pop Beads Alphabet and Smiley Face Bright Colors 60 pieces (3-Pack) 0726-92 • Amazon Business $14.69 4 $58.76
Premium Quality Therapy Putty (4 Pack, 3-oz Each) for Hand Exercise: Variable Resistance Containers for Rehab Therapy and Stress Relief by Thera FlintRehab • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
12Pcs Paper Punch,Crafts Punch, Scrapbooking Punches ,Kid Cut DIY Handmade Hole Puncher for Christmas Cards Making • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Swingline 1 Hole Punch, 1/4" Holes, Hole Puncher, 5 Sheet Punch Capacity, Classic, Chrome (A7074005) • Amazon Business $4.87 7 $34.09
Strokes Office Supplies 12 Paper Edger Scissors with Organizer Stand! Great for Teachers, Crafts, Scrapbooking (SBA5115) • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Finger Stretcher Hand Resistance Bands Hand Extensor Exerciser Finger Grip Strengthener Strength Trainer Gripper set for Arthritis Carpal Tunnel Exercise Guitar and Rock Climbing 3pcs (Round Grip) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98

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