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Mrs. Schuetzle from Fortuna CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If We Build It, We Will Learn It!

My students need dough mats and sand to practice writing their letters and numbers.

  • $219 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come with a variety of physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. I am a Special Day Class, and I have students that have Autism, Down Syndrome, intellectual disabilities, behavior and emotional disabilities, and other factors that make learning more difficult but not impossible.

Our community is a rural community that is economically lower than many other areas in our state.

Many of our students receive free or reduced price lunch and backpacks with food to take home for the weekends.

My Project

Most of my students have difficulty with fine motor skills, and we are always trying to find creative ways to improve those skills. Building and playing in sand is a great way to build those muscles and build the skills needed for writing. We practice writing our letters every day, and being able to form them in dough and have patterns to follow will add some excitement to learning this skill. Many of my students do not know their shapes or numbers, and by using our hands to make them, we will be able to enjoy the practice. Using our hands helps to embed those skills in our brains.

Mrs. Schuetzle
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TC172GR - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172BU - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Blue • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172RD - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TC172YE - Mold & Play Moon Sand - Yellow • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$140.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$185.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.81

Total project goal

$218.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$218.75

4 Donors

-$206.25

Donations toward project cost

-$175.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.93

match offer

-$12.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

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$0.00

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