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Mrs. Lampert from Houston TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Skills in PALS!

Help me give my students ways to work on our fine motor skills. These markers, dot paints, glue, sand, pens, etc. will help them develop the fine motor skills they need to write their names, be creative, and express themselves.

  • $375 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are adorable children, who range from age 3 to age 6. They have a wide range of disabilities from autism to Down Syndrome to health impairments that make it a struggle for them to be in a regular class.

My students are creative, diverse, inquisitive, and clever.

My students love to explore the world around them. They grow and learn more every single day and are always surprising me with their growth, emotionally, socially, and academically.

Since my students are special ed students, they suffer many different hardships. They have trouble communicating and expressing themselves. Despite this, however, my students do their best every single day and never let their hardships bring them down. They come to school every single day with huge smiles on their faces, and they cannot wait to learn and explore the world around them. Their potential is endless, and I want to give them everything they need to help them achieve that.

My Project

Writing is a very important prerequisite skill for all students. Every day, we practice writing our names, and we write about things in our journals and draw pictures. Learning is so much better in color, and the students love using markers, crayons, pens, and paints to express themselves creatively. Our students also love making sand sculptures in kinetic sand and showing off their creations.

Creativity is vital to learning and personalization.

Many special ed students are nonverbal and cannot express themselves verbally. We use our artwork, our stories, and our toys to tell a story and develop meaningful relationships with our peers, as well as using them to teach other people about ourselves.

With these materials, our environment will become even more creative than it already it. The students will have the tools they need to personalize and express themselves through creativity and writing.

Mrs. Lampert
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 16 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kinetic Sand Sand In Motion , 11 lbs • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Hey! Play! 80-TK036196 Water or Sand Sensory Table with Lid & Toys - Portable Covered Activity Playset for The Beach, Backyard or Classroom • Amazon Business $29.22 1 $29.22
Mr. Sketch Chiseled Tip Marker (2054594) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Fisher-Price Little People Around The Neighborhood Vehicle Pack [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Intergalactic Neon Coloring Kit with Coloring Book, 33 Count • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 6-Pack Rainbow Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers Brilliant Washable 6 pack, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Do A Dot Art! Markers 5-Pack Shimmer Washable Paint Markers, The Original Dot Marker • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
CoolSand Animal Sand Molds & Tools Kit (36 Pcs) - Works with All Other Play Sand Brands - Includes: 10 Dinosaurs, 10 Animals & 12 Beach Molds, & 4 Tools - Sand Not Included • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Magnetic Uppercase Letters, 40-Piece • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Elmer's Products, Inc E3860 Multi-Purpose Glue-All, 1 gal, White • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Tombow 56185 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Bright, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Tombow 56187 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Pastel, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markers • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Crayola Metallic Markers, 8 Count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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