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Ms. Carisa from San Francisco CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fine Motor Tools for Little Hands

Help me give my students crayons, construction paper, spiral notebooks, and Play-Doh they need to continue learning through their sense of touch.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

Where do I even begin? Kids are amazing! We are all stuck at home, forced to access our education through a computer screen. Our students are demonstrating such resilience; accessing their learning environments with such grace despite the global pandemic which has turned their lives upside down.

Let's stop and think for a moment though.

Aside from the physical touch and personal connections that are limited in this learning environment, our students are also missing out on the fine art of holding school supplies and learning manipulatives in their hands.

My Project

A lot of my students do not have access to necessary school supplies including paper, scissors, pencils and crayons or markers. Additionally, we are not affording them the opportunity to use their hands in a way they normally would in school; to touch and manipulate objects to learn. We all learn in several different ways; through seeing the information, through hearing the information and by touching and doing the work. While virtual learning offers some very unique and affective learning opportunities, we still need to challenge and strengthen the little hands of these budding minds! The tasks bags I want to create will do just that! I want to create bags for my students that will have the tools they need to learn through doing! By creating with Play Doh, stringing beads, building with popsicle sticks, and picking up pom poms with tweezers, our students will keep their hands moving and growing while learning.

Ms. Carisa
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Crayon Classpack, School Supplies, 16 Colors (50 Each), 800 Ct • Amazon Business $65.32 1 $65.32
SunWorks Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $1.90 30 $57.00
AmazonBasics Wide Ruled Wirebound Spiral Notebook, 70 Sheet, Assorted Solid Colors, 5-Pack • Amazon Business $9.34 6 $56.04
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Edx Education Jumbo Tweezers - Set of 12 - For Ages 18m+ - 6 Colors - Plastic Toddler and Pre-School Tweezers - Develop Strength and Coordination for Children with Special Needs • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Blue Summit Supplies Kids Scissors, Student Scissors with Comfort Grip, Bulk Safety Scissors for School and Classrooms, Orange, Blue, and Pink Children Scissors, 30 Pack • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Drawstring Bag 36 Pcs String Backpack Bags Sport Gym Backpack Backpack 12 Color Cinch Bags • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
TICONDEROGA Pencils, Wood-Cased #2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened with Eraser, Yellow, 72-Pack (13972) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Caydo 300 Pieces 1 Inch Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Pom Poms Balls for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wood Popsicle Craft Sticks 4.5 inch Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks for DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $6.59 2 $13.18
Happy Smile Face Stickers Mega Bundle 5280 PCS in 8 Colors for Reward Behavior Chart 3/8 inch • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
VICOVI 420+Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Creative Crafts Set with 350 Pcs Pipe Cleaners &30 Assorted Colors Value Package of Chenille Stems for Arts and Craft Projects and Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Darice 06121-2-021 Big Value Plastic, 9mm, 1000 Piece Opaque Color, Pony Beads, Multicolor, Package May Vary • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92

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