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Ms. Parodi from Hamilton NJ is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Fine Motor Skills In Our Special Ed Preschool Classroom!

My students need activities that support hands-on learning within the classroom.

  • $450 goal

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My Students

I have 7 wonderful preschool students in my class that range between the ages of three and five. Each student has an IEP, and is classified as a preschool student with disabilities and many of them are on the spectrum for Autism.

Each of my students is unique and has individualized learning goals to meet his/her needs.

Many of my students are sensory-seeking, and require multiple sensory breaks throughout the day which allows them to gain the sensory input they need in their bodies to stay alert, on task, and focused. We are constantly incorporating gross and fine motor activities into our day to strengthen these skills.

My Project

The students in my classroom work daily on improving their fine motor skills. Each student is unique, and is working on strengthen different muscles within their hands and bodies. Fine motor skill practice can be incorporated in art, sensory and independent work.

Fine motor skills involve the use of precise and coordinated movements of the fingers to perform hand use tasks.

By purchasing these items, I will provide more hands on activities to help increase my students fine motor ability. Some of the items that I am requesting are items that encourage the direct use of the students hands. For example, scoop tongs and tweezers provide opportunities for the development of prerequisite skills required for scissor use.

Lastly, by purchasing rolling all-purpose stools, myself and the assistants in my classroom will have easier access to the students while they are working at their work tables! We look forward to the future opportunities that our classroom will have!

Ms. Parodi
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 7 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Topline Rolling All-Purpose Stool (With Backrest): Soft Padded, Adjustable, 360-Degree Swivel Seat • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
SE202 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 11 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
LC955 - Beginner’s Hammering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL108 - Tweezer Tongs Color Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP670 - Foam Sensory Paint - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TB125 - Simple Shapes Puzzle Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
SE998 - Magic Water Marbles - Multicolor • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
LC954 - Replacement Hammering Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 2 $11.98
LL139 - Fine Motor Tweezer Tongs - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99

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