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Mrs. Jones from Columbus OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Ready to Write!

My students need hands-on literacy and fine motor skills materials. WE need magic boards and more.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 4 and 5-year-old students who are excited about learning! They attend a public PK-5 elementary school in a high poverty area. Many of my students come from families that lack resources in the area of reading and fine motor skills. Most students in our school have limited experience and knowledge in the area of reading and fine motor skill development. My PreK students enjoy writing, especially their name and their friends' names. All students, especially my PreK students, do best with hands-on learning materials.

My Project

I am requesting these fine motor games and literacy materials to help prepare my students for kindergarten. Many of my students come to class with limited fine motor skills that are needed to write letters, especially their name. By using the magic writing practice boards, students will have the opportunity to write words in a way that it is fun and, most importantly, developmentally appropriate. The gumball grabber will allow the students to strengthen their small muscles which help prepare them to write letters. The alphabet picture magnets will help the students to begin to recognize letters and sounds and will help make the connection when they are writing the letters. The materials that I am requesting will be used in our literacy learning stations. The students will be able to use the materials in a small group setting with teacher guidance.

By providing the students access and experience with writing in a fun way, they will be able to strengthen their fine motor skills and letter knowledge which will provide them the foundation to get ready to write!

Mrs. Jones
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT818 - Getting Ready to Write Gumball Grab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA719 - Magic Board Printing Practice Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 4 $21.96
LL248 - Alphabet Picture Magnets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP717 - Lakeshore Magic Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$104.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.00

Total project goal

$159.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.99

1 Donor

-$80.00

Donations toward project cost

-$68.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

match offer

-$79.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$67.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

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$0.00

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