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Mrs. S. from Stoneboro PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Hands, Big Possibilities!

My students need engaging manipulatives to strengthen the muscles in their hands and fingers to help develop the fine motor skills of writing legibly, cutting neatly, and coloring within the lines.

  • $561 goal

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My Students

Our Title I school is located in a very rural community in Northwestern, Pennsylvania where we welcome many students and families with a low socioeconomic status.

It is always a joy to watch students arrive in the classroom for the first time, they are often wide-eyed and nervous about what the future holds in this new place called "kindergarten." Some cry and hide behind their parent, some giggle and shyly tell me their name, some are so ready and excited their meander right in ready to find their desk with a gigantic smile that spreads from ear to ear.

I want what they see when they arrive in the classroom for the first time to cultivate in their young mind a unique love of learning that will last their entire lifetime. I want them to see a variety of colorful, engaging learning activities that will get them excited for the year of learning that is ahead of them and also make their parents feel comfortable and confident in the learning experiences their child will have during the time they spend in my classroom.

My Project

Students arrive in Kindergarten with a wide variety of experiences writing with pencils, cutting with scissors, and coloring with crayons. At the end of the year it is my goal to have all students writing sentences legibly, cutting out complex shapes, and coloring neatly within the lines. In order to achieve this goal, many students need to have their muscles in their hands and fingers strengthened. The engaging materials in this project will help students do just that as they curiously explore and build. As their muscles get stronger, their writing, cutting and color skills will develop to a place where they can be ready for first grade at the end of the school year.

Mrs. S.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playmags 100 Piece Super Set: With Strongest Magnets Guaranteed, Sturdy, Super Durable with Vivid Clear Color Tiles. 18-piece Clickins Accessories to Enhance your Creativity • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
ZOOB BuilderZ 500 Piece Kit • Amazon Business $55.50 1 $55.50
STERILITE 20518006 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Stacking Drawer, White Frame with Clear Drawer, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $30.92 1 $30.92
Skoolzy Preschool Large Lacing Beads for Kids - 30 Stringing Beads with 2 Strings Toddler Crafts with Travel Tote - Montessori Toys For Toddlers Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Toys Autism OT • Amazon Business $11.97 2 $23.94
Learning Resources LER6402 Lowercase Lacing Letters • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Learning Resources Word Construction • Amazon Business $18.38 1 $18.38
AGARE 500 PC Bars Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle With a Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Uppercase Alphabet Lacing Beads Busy Bag - Perfect Fine Motor Learning Activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Sort By Shape and Color, Large Beads • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stack it Peg Game With Board Occupational Therapy Autism Fine Motor Skills by Fun Express- Single Foam Board and 30 Pegs • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jumbo Nuts and Bolts Set with Toy Storage and Book | Montessori Toddler Rainbow Matching Game Activities | Fine Motor Skills Autism Educational Toys for Baby, 1, 2, 3 Year Old Boy and Girl | 40pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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