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Ms. Ramirez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Strength

Help me give my students the tools they need to develop their independence.

  • 7 donors
  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students never seize to amaze me with their resilience and enthusiasm to learn. I teach a Preschool for All Learners class. My students have developmental delays (Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Speech and Language delays), with different strengths and abilities. They are a mixture of inquisitive minds and artistic talent, and just love to learn.

My Project

My students have deficits in their fine motor skills which impact their ability to complete self-care routines without direct adult assistance. Through the materials from this project, my students will be able to strengthen the small muscles located in their hands, wrists, and fingers which will enable them to be independent in getting dressed and eating. Imagine the joy of being able to put on socks for the first time without help! By providing my students with different activities (feeding the animals, creating designs with a drill, and stacking blocks), they will develop their fine motor skills in a way that is fun and natural through play. These materials will not only assist my students in developing/strengthening their self-help skills but also help in developing their writing skills which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE600X - Feed-The-Animals Fine Motor Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
AR870X - Mix Match Magnetic Animals - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.97 1 $59.97
HH166 - Fill It Up Fine Motor Jars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC955 - Beginners Hammering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
BC302 - Tabletop Hardwood Blocks - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
WS537 - Wikki Stix<sup>&reg;</sup>- Class Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
PP507 - Create Design Drill Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD645 - My First Pegboard Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TS823 - Theraputty<sup>&reg;</sup> - Medium • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
RR255 - Lakeshore Counting Keys • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
Wooden Toys Rainbow Stacking Block 19 PCS | Montessori Geometry Educational Building Game for Fine Motor Skills | Learning Gifts for Preschool Baby Boy and Girls (Rainbow Edition) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
VR201 - I Can Build It • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
HH288 - Easy-Squeeze Fine Motor Scoops - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
VR124 - Jack in the Box • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$513.83

Vendor shipping charges

$9.78

State sales tax

$47.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$608.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.35

Total project goal

$715.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$715.69

5 Donors

-$250.41

Donations toward project cost

-$222.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.80

match offer

-$453.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$385.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.48

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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