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Ms. Marquez from Fresno CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flexing With Our Fine Motor Skills

Help me give my students a variety of ways to improve their fine motor skills!

  • $429 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are first and second graders in a special day class. We don't really focus on their "label" but on what they are ABLE to do, and build from there. I allow my kids to take charge of their learning and vote on what the months theme will be. We have learned about bears, sharks, volcanoes and insects.

I have built and fostered an environment where new and past students can feel safe and loved.We do have students that come from homeless shelters, programs, single family homes, farm-worker parents and foster care.

Although they have many obstacles in their lives, a barrier to receiving a proper education is not one of them.

My Project

My students are in need of developing their fine motor skills. I have first and second graders that have not developed hand strength and some that can't grip a pencil. Unfortunately, we don't have an Occupational Therapist that works one on one with our children unless they receive services.

I have taken the challenge to improve my little ones fine motor skills.

I am hoping to use the following items during independent / exploration station. I am hoping these fun games like the Monkeying around and the fruit avalanche games will be a fun way to help my kids with their hand skills. The Geoboards will be used to build 2D shapes as well as building their finger strength. The stampers, mazes and lacing will improve coordination.

Ms. Marquez
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 $59.99 1 $59.99
PP282 - Magnetic Color Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT818 - Getting Ready to Write Gumball Grab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Build-a-Bouquet Floral Arrangement Playset - BPA Free, Phthalates Free, Creative Play Toys for Gross Motors, Fine Motor Skill Development. Toys and Games • Amazon Business $28.90 1 $28.90
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Alphabet Wooden Lacing Cards With Double-Sided Panels and Matching Laces • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
LL426 - Squeeze, Scoop & Count Ice Cream Shop • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Avalanche Fruit Stand Game • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
TR673 - Monkeying Around Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard Shapes, Set of 6 Boards, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Gator Grabber Tweezers, Fine Motor Toy, Various Colors, Set of 12, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95

Materials cost

$301.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$363.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.22

Total project goal

$428.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$428.12

2 Donors

-$212.00

Donations toward project cost

-$183.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.05

match offer

-$211.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$179.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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