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Mrs. Shikuma from Hilo HI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Skills and Storage

Help me give my students some fun fine motor activities and games and storage.

  • $648 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I currently teach a fully self-contained special education class in a Title I elementary school in Hilo, Hawaii. I have a range of students from kindergarten to fifth grade with all different sorts of disabilities, ranging from genetic disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectually disabled.

In my fully self-contained and medically fragile classroom, I want the students to be able to feel healthy and comfortable due to routines and structure but have fun learning as well.

We try to focus on life skills, healthy life styles and a positive learning environment.

My Project

We would like to request more fine motor activities, games, books, storage, and a vacuum. The fine motor games and activities will help our students develop early writing skills and build their muscle tone to help their fine motor development. We are also requesting storage to house all of our materials and new books. Our students also learn essential life skills in our class. We are also requesting a vacuum to teach the students how to clean up after themselves.

Teaching our students fine motor development and essential life skills in a crucial skill that they will need in order to become successful.

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

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This project will reach 8 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ClosetMaid 1556 Pantry Cabinet, Espresso • Amazon Business $91.99 1 $91.99
Sterilite 01423V01 4 Shelf Cabinet, Flat Gray, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $84.00 1 $84.00
Classroom Library Must-Haves: Grades PreK (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $75.00 1 $75.00
Vacmaster, VQ607SFD, 6 Gallon 3 Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum • Amazon Business $56.35 1 $56.35
Vacmaster 5-6 Gallon High Efficiency Dust Bag, 3 Pack, VHBS • Amazon Business $14.49 3 $43.47
Excellerations 2.5 X 5 inches, Peg Number Boards Wooden, Counting Teaching Toy, Educational Toy, Preschool, Kids Toys • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
Apfity Magnetic Alphabet Tracing Board, Double Sided Magnetic Drawing Board for Kids, Colorful Magnetic Alphabet Letter and Number Tracing Board Learner for Toddlers Children, Uppercase • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Pressman Let's Go Fishin' XL: Deep Sea Edition, Multicolor • Amazon Business $23.68 1 $23.68
Sendida Kids Wood Sorting Puzzles Toys Shape Sorter Number and Math Stacking Blocks Toddlers Learning Toys Gift, Montessori Toys for Toddlers, Preschool Teaching, Early Education Toy • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Montessori: Letter Work • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Montessori: Number Work • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
TouchThinkLearn: Wiggles: (Childrens Books Ages 1-3, Interactive Books for Toddlers, Board Books for Toddlers) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Montessori: Shape Work • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$484.22

Vendor shipping charges

$7.50

State sales tax

$21.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$550.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$97.11

Total project goal

$647.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$647.40

6 Donors

-$597.40

Donations toward project cost

-$507.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.61

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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