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Mrs. Roy from Monmouth ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Got to Have... Great Gross (and Fine) Motor Skills!

My students need gross and fine motor strengthening activities, like the Curve-a-Beam balancing game, to build the big muscles in their bodies up to be able to write, read, and sit up strong!

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you step through the door into our learning space, you are instantly greeted by 16 eager, friendly faces that want to know why, explore more, dig deeper, and be challenged. They are constantly learning, moving, growing, and exploring their world and the people in it.

Their energy is contagious and their love for learning is so unbridled and natural.

They are learning at an amazing pace and making gains each and every day. They make me so proud to serve and teach them every day. I want to give them the moon, because I know in my heart they will do amazing things with it! They always strive to be their best and this project will help them meet that goal!

My Project

Before a young child can learn to write or color it is essential that they develop the large muscles in their arms. These large muscles provide support for the small muscles once properly developed and strengthened. Muscle development isn't just essential for writing, but also for sitting and running - first you need to crawl, and then walk, before you can run. Many children are showing up in Kindergarten, having skipped milestones like crawling, and are at a gross motor deficit. This makes sitting, cutting, coloring, writing, and other essential school skills next to impossible for them.

With your help my kindergarteners can build strong muscles to help them play, learn, and thrive!

Your donation will provide fun and engaging tools and toys that will help them build essential muscles, both small and large. These materials will be used every morning during Fine/Gross Motor Morning Work to provide my students with 20 minutes of muscle development. The engaging activities you donate towards will also be integrated into math and literacy station work, allowing all of the students to strengthen their bodies and their minds throughout their school day.

When you walk into my classroom you will see; students balancing on a balance beam, while bending low to pick up and read words, students stepping on the hedgehog balance stones to step out syllables in words while building literacy skills, balance and coordination simultaneously, and students using play-doh to role long snakes which builds arm strength and then turning those snakes into sight words. Students are all working, playing, and engaging in valuable activities that strengthen their muscles while linking to creative and academic skill building. Help us build a firm foundation of fine and gross motor skills that will positively impact the lives of these kindergarteners for years to come!

Mrs. Roy
Grades PreK-2
  • Henry Cottrell Elementary School
  • Monmouth, ME
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tumbl Trak Sectional Floor Balance Beam • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
Rehabilitation Advantage Pull Buoy Curve-A-Beam Game • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Cosom 12 Inch Plastic Childrens Scooter Board With 2 Inch Ultra-Glide Nylon Casters and Safety Guards for Physical Education Class, with Safety Handles, Sitting Scooter Board, Blue • Amazon Business $28.05 2 $56.10
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Learning Resources Primary Science Jumbo Magnifiers with Stand • Amazon Business $32.69 1 $32.69
School Smart Stepping Buckets Balance Builders - 5 x 12 inch - Set of 6 - 2 Each of 3 Primary Colors • Amazon Business $32.24 1 $32.24
Crayola Bulk Paint Brushes, 36ct Classpack, Brush Set, Great for Kids • Amazon Business $27.01 1 $27.01
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 36-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
NEXPro Balance Pods Balancing Hedgehog, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Learning Resources LER2779 Jumbo Eyedroppers, Set of 6 with Stand • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
⚾ Paddle Catch Ball and Toss Game Super Set - 4 Paddles + 8 Balls (Ball Sticks to Paddle) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
ALEX Toys Active Play Monkey Balance Board • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Teenitor 12 rung Agility Ladder Speed ladder Training ladder for Soccer, Speed, Football Fitness Feet Training with Carry Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
American Educational Products Hand Markers, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
American Educational Products Feet Markers, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
2 pairs in Pack Stilts Walking Balance Jumping Stilts Steppers Toys, Promote Fine Motor Skills for Children • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19

Materials cost

$462.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.13

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$522.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.22

Total project goal

$614.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.82

13 Donors

-$606.88

Donations toward project cost

-$522.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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