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Mrs. Turner from South Roxana IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Head Start to Handwriting

Help me give my students a head start in handwriting success in the classroom.

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students I work with have a variety of disabilities. These disabilities range from ADHD, Autism, developmentally delayed, Cerebral Palsy and many more. These disabilities interfere with the students learning and their ability to complete daily living activities they require for independence in the classroom.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant in a school setting, I work with a group of developmentally delayed students on completing a variety of daily activities.

Some of the activities we work on are handwriting, self-regulation, coloring, cutting and self-help skills.

My Project

This project will help my students get a head start to successful handwriting in the classroom. The pencil grips will improve the students ability to hold a pencil with the proper grasp and increasing their pencil control. The pencil weights will help increase fine motor and hand strength and pencil control needed for legibility of handwriting. The tracing and writing pad and magnetic white board and markers will help the students work on writing letters with proper formation. The touch and feel maze will help with sensory input needed for handwriting skills. The rainmaker, glitter wand and light up aquarium will work on self regulation skills for increased attention and decrease frustration during handwriting activities.

Mrs. Turner
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 35 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Grip,Warmtaste New Design Ergonomic Training Children Pencil Holder Pen Writing Aid Grip Posture Correction Tool 6PCS/Set • Amazon Business $7.79 2 $15.58
Knock Knock Touch and Feel Mazes Ten Tactile Labyrinths to Solve with Your Fingertips (50149) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
U Brands Contempo Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 11 x 14 Inches, White Frame • Amazon Business $6.72 2 $13.44
Giant Magnetic Letter Construction, Letter Recognition, Fine Motor Toy, 21 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Channie’s Easy Peasy Alphabet Tracing & Writing Pad, Practice Handwriting & Printing Workbook; 80 Pages Front & Back, 40 Sheets, Grades Pre-K - 1st, Size 8.5” x 11” • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Kinsman Enterprises 40023 Pencil Weight Set, Includes 3 Weights & 6 O-Rings • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Light Up Aquarium • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
U Brands Low Odor Magnetic Double Ended Dry Erase Markers With Erasers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74

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