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Ms. MESSINA from Reno NV is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help our Preschoolers with Disabilities Write!

My students need Giant Links, a junior engineer set, interlocking people, nuts and bolts, a puzzle, rocket builders, a snap together set, lacing beads, and other fine motor tools!

  • $396 goal

This project expired on April 21, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our little students are making their hands stronger so that they can become amazing writers someday! I have requested fine motor activities such as building toys, linking toys, and manipulatives.

My kids are amazing.

Our class is comprised of preschool and kindergarten students ages 3-6 with Special Needs. Their minds are constantly growing and early intervention allows us to give them a head start in learning. We teach skills in the following areas: fine motor, gross motor, school readiness, self-help skills and social emotional skills. We provide intervention to students with mild to moderate disabilities. Every day, we are committed to providing educational experiences that help our kids grow and make the transition to kindergarten a little bit easier. Our school is designated a Title 1 school, and we are in need of items to help enhance their learning.

My Project

I have requested fine motor toys such as Giant Links, a junior engineer set, interlocking people, nuts and bolts, a puzzle, rocket builders, a snap together set, lacing beads, and other linking activities, building toys, connectors and fine motor manipulatives. These items will support their learning in fine motor, speech/language, play, and social emotional areas. I teach students with various disabilities and these items will help them with learning skills within the classroom. It is difficult for our students with physical disabilities as well as cognitive impairments to learn new skills in traditional ways of learning. This will support the adaptions necessary in a special education setting.

Please know that I love my job, and I love my kids.

I want their first experience in the academic world to be enjoyable and exciting. I hope you consider donating to this cause as it will truly benefit my students with special needs

Ms. MESSINA
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Translucent Connecting Tubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Magic Connectors (90 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Connecting and Lacing Beads • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Connecting Balls Building Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Snap Together (360 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Rocket Builders • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Star Puzzle (480 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Nuts and Bolts (72 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Interlocking People (120 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Junior Engineer Set (210 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
Giant Links (240 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46

Materials cost

$280.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.34

Total project goal

$395.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.58

7 Donors

-$376.82

Donations toward project cost

-$336.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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