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Ms. Yanz from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy and Fine-Motor

Help me give my students materials for improved reading and fine motor skills.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

My students are from an urban school ranging in age from 3-10 years age. I work for the Minneapolis Public Schools as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I work for multiple schools both elementary and middle schools. I work with kids who receive special education. The children who I provide Occupational Therapy for range in ability and age. However they are all working on hand development skills. I hope by incorporating letters and words in fine-motor activities I will also be able to improve each child's reading skills.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are for a professional development project for work. I work for Minneapolis Public Schools and this year I am working on activities to promote both literacy and fine-motor skills. I am hoping these materials will allow my students to improve both their reading and fine-motor (hand development skills). I would like to improve all of my students reading skills by at least one reading level in one 3 month period.

I also hope to improve each child's fine-motor (hand development skills) in order to help improve each child's ability to functionally use his or her hands functionally during the school day.

I hope by utilizing these materials each child will be able to have fun while increasing his or her reading and hand manipulation skills. I want to use these materials to improve learning in a fun and motivating way!

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FUNDATIONS STUDENT KIT 1 • Amazon Business $119.18 1 $119.18
FUNDATIONS STUDENT KIT K • Amazon Business $113.59 1 $113.59
CHUCHIK ABC Magnetic Letters Set for Kids. Alphabet Lowercase and Uppercase Foam Magnets with White Board, 4 Pens and Eraser.  • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set, 78 Pieces, Visual & Tactile Learning Toy, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Giant Magnetic Letter Construction, Classroom Accessories, Fine Motor Toy, 21 Pieces, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Learning Resources Sight Word Swat a Sight Word Game, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, 114 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49

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