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Mrs. Pena from Dallas TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Not Tripping

My students need Buckle, Lace and Tie Dressing Frames to become independent, strengthen little fingers, and learn how to tie their own shoes.

  • $513 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How can students be safe at school when their tennis shoes are untied? We are physically active throughout our P.E. class, during recess, and "brain breaks" in the classroom.

My students are active, with high energy and want to do their best; they enjoy school and are excited to be there.

Our students attend a Title I school and receive free lunch and breakfast due to their socioeconomic status. Most are being raised by a busy single parent or a tired grandparent who has not been able to take the time to teach their children how to tie their shoes. From the moment many young students arrive at school I see long, untied shoe strings. This potential tripping accident concerns me, and I want to teach this skill as a station in my physical education class.

My Project

The Buckle, Lace, and Tie learning boards will model accomplished learning with the manipulative skills needed to not only tie shoes but also prepare students for other fine motor skills such as writing or drawing. Safety is my first concern, seeing children fall or cause a fall by accidentally stepping on a shoelace is an avoidable accident. Everyone can learn this essential life skill with practice in a safe and fun learning setting. Once you know how to tie your shoes, you feel like you can learn anything and there is no stopping you from more advancements at an early age.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 280 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA372 - Buckle, Lace & Tie Dressing Frames • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 10 $399.90

Materials cost

$399.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$435.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.92

Total project goal

$512.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.82

1 Donor

-$512.82

Donations toward project cost

-$435.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.92

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$0.00

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