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Mrs. Merrill from Wyoming MI is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning and Growing through Motor Activities and Free Play

My students need toys and games that will help improve fine and gross motor skills and also manipulatives to discover key concepts through play.

  • $618 goal

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My Students

Many of my students come to me lacking the motor, social, and verbal skills to be successful. They are also faced with a rigorous curriculum that needs a balance of free play and discovery. The toys and games I am asking for will help to improve motor skills and will encourage social skills.

My students are children, innocent and capable.

They are joyful and eager to learn. Many lack experiences to be successful. This project will increase their motor, social, and verbal skills. It will also provide them multiple opportunities to socialize and learn through play. It will give them a greater chance to succeed!

My Project

Every day, students will have at least one fine motor center and game in their daily rotation. The educational toys I am asking for will provide for variety and will increase engagement. My hope also is to set up an area for gross motor skills, dance and movement that we will utilize daily.

The educational toys on my list will help give my students the opportunity to catch up with other children from more affluent districts who have had greater life experiences than they have been afforded.

It will help me to offer my students more learning through play, and hands-on discovery.

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abilitations Tridget Series 2 Bulb Tracker - 5 inches Long - Set of 3 • Amazon Business $21.36 3 $64.08
Gonge Riverstones • Amazon Business $55.05 1 $55.05
Alphabet Wood Blocks Lacing Uppercase Lowercase Letters Montessori Language Preschool Toys Motor Skills Toys + Tote • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
Abilitations Nylon SuperCrawl Tunnel with Closed Toggles and Storage Bag - 20 inches x 6 foot • Amazon Business $30.12 1 $30.12
Snowflakes Connect - A New Addition to Engineering Toys - Promotes Fine Motor Skills Development - Inspires Imagination • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Stamina 36 inch Folding Trampoline • Amazon Business $28.83 1 $28.83
ALEX Toys Active Play Monkey Balance Board • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
100 Piece Wooden Block Set with Carrying Bag by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
American Plastic Toy Water Wheel Play Table • Amazon Business $11.66 2 $23.32
Keekee The Rocking Monkey Board Game • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Wooden Monkey Bowling Friends Set • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ayygift Funny 24" Hemmed Square Movement Scarves Band Rhythm Scarves - Set of 12 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Educational Insights Frankie's Food Truck Fiasco Game • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Small World Toys Ryan's Room Educational - Big Nuts and Bolts 32 Pc. • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Vinyl Inflatable Pink Elephant Ring Toss Game • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
TWIST N' WRITE PENAGAIN CHILDRENS PENCILS, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Take The Cake • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ALEX Toys Little Hands One, Two Tie My Shoe • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Educational Insights Raccoon Rumpus Game • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
PenAgain Original 3 Pack Pens - Red, Blue, Green or Neon Green • Amazon Business $7.46 1 $7.46
GROTTO GRIPS 3 PACK • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tangle Relax Therapy • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

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