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Mrs. Cupryk from Mesa AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Exploration

My students need hands-on manipulatives, such as a Classroom Clay and Dough Kit, cubes, and blocks, to build their fine motor skills during morning exploration time.

  • $189 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school, many of my students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Every day my students face challenges in and out of the classroom, but we always start our day with a morning greeting to show my students they are cared for and loved by their teacher. The students are able to choose a high five, handshake or a hug, many of my students choose a hug, which I love. My students are very active kiddos, who love to learn, read and write they own books.

My Project

The items, such as the Classroom Clay and Dough Kit, cubes, and blocks, that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." The containers have been purchased and I have made the activities to go with these tools. My students love to build and create items during exploration first thing in the morning, but we do not have all the necessary tools to allow all students to do this each and every morning.

Kindergarten students are now entering school with weak fine motor skills that affect their ability to hold a pencil, color and use scissors, all of these are vital parts of the kindergarten day.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve their fine motor skills and their creativity, you will ultimately help increase their social skills as well, as students learn how to share and communicate with each other.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Didax Unifix Cubes (100 count) • Amazon Business $12.50 2 $25.00
Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Learning Resources 5-Inch Double-Sided Assorted Geoboard, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.10 1 $14.10
Small Blank Plain Wood Cube Stacking Blocks / Puzzle / Game Piece / or Dice Set Toys - Art & Craft Wooden Cubes Natural Unfinished DIY Blocks - Set of 36 Pcs For DIY Art Supplie - 0.5 Inches • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Blulu Pompoms for Craft Making and Hobby Supplies, 500 Pieces, 1.2 cm/ 0.5 Inch, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79

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