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Mrs. Miller from Princeton MN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Us A Fine Motor Tune Up!

My students need materials, such as magnetic mazes, numbers and letters, to enhance their fine motor skills so they are prepared for handwriting projects.

  • $501 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help! We are Kindergarteners who are just learning how to correctly write letters, which our teacher says is really important if we want to become great writers! Some of us came into Kindergarten not even knowing how to hold a crayon...boy, we have a long way to go!

We have 22 students in our class and the most important thing that we have learned so far is that Kindergarten is exciting!

Learning how to print letters can be a frustrating experience for us. We do not have the fine motor skills that are needed to learn how to form our letters correctly. We need a lot of pre-writing experiences to help us develop our fine motor skills. Our teacher says that fine motor boards will help to strengthen the muscles in our hands so that holding a pencil and printing is easier for us. Due to limited funds & recent budget cuts within our district, Mrs. M is unable to buy these boards for us. She says that it is very important for her to provide this type of practice in a way that we don't become bored, frustrated, or resistant while learning correct letter formation and small muscle development.

My Project

These fine motor boards will help us master the skill of correct letter formation. We will have daily opportunities to use and practice our fine motor skills during our literacy work station time. During this time we are able to make our own choices that will benefit our individual level of learning (our teacher calls this differentiation.) It will be our job to use the fine motor boards to increase our eye-hand coordination, strengthen our fine motor skills and write our letters correctly. Our other jobs during this time consist of taking care of the materials, sharing with our friends and having fun while learning!

We are confident that we are going to become great writers!

We are so grateful to DonorsChoose for finding people like you to help us become great writers! Your donation will not only help us this year, but it will also help Mrs. M's future students for years and years to come. Thank you in advance!

Mrs. Miller
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ767 - Magnetic Learning Numbers • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
TT779 - Lowercase Learning Letters • Lakeshore Learning $129.95 1 $129.95
TT778 - Uppercase Learning Letters • Lakeshore Learning $129.95 1 $129.95
LL676 - Magnetic Alphabet Maze • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ453 - Magnetic Color Maze • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95

Materials cost

$384.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$425.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.09

Total project goal

$500.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.61

3 Donors

-$500.61

Donations toward project cost

-$425.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.09

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$0.00

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