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Ms. Spear from Austin TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Fine Motor

Help me give my students paper, sand and scissors to promote fine motor skills.

  • $490 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students all have special needs and live in poverty. They needs sensory support with manipulatives in the classroom. They love doing arts and crafts, where they can practice using their fine motor skills and learn to focus for an extended period of time. The majority of them have difficulty communicating their wants and needs. Many of them also have trouble handling scissors and writing tools. My students need help learning how to hold scissors- and most would benefit with specialized scissors that have spring hinges or other modifications.

My students also need tools in the class to support a language rich environment so that they can learn how to speak and practice using language and sentence stems that have been taught to them.

My students and their families struggle and I need help providing basic school supplies and fun things for them to do while they learn. All materials purchased will help my students have more fun projects to do in my classroom.

My Project

Scissors and other manipulatives will help promote fine motor skills. They will be of high interest to my students. They will be used daily to help promote language because are objects are fun to play with and high interest to my students. They will also use fine motor practice will help them with learning to write they progress in school.

These materials will help my students by giving them fun things to do to practice using their fingers: from cutting paper to playing with sand to manipulating blocks.

They will inspire my students to work together and foster peer relations.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SE203GR - Colored Kinetic Sand - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
SE203BU - Colored Kinetic Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
SE203VT - Colored Kinetic Sand - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
SE203RD - Colored Kinetic Sand - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $46.99 1 $46.99
LC126 - Alphabet Learning Locks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC127 - Unlock It! Number Match • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TS281Z - Easy-Squeeze Scissors - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GA355 - Easy-Punch Design Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
LL108 - Tweezer Tongs Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TA50VT - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Violet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50RD - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50YE - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50RG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Orange • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50HG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Holiday Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50DG - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Dark Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50BU - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50PN - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Pink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19
TA50MA - Construction Paper - 9" x 12" Pack - Magenta • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.19 1 $1.19

Materials cost

$380.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.47

Total project goal

$489.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$489.79

4 Donors

-$320.00

Donations toward project cost

-$272.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$169.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$144.32

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.47

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$0.00

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