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Mrs. Turpin from Jefferson City MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Scientists

My students need a sand and water table, sand, and a variety of sand and water toys to provide motor skill practice.

  • $509 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2015.

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My Students

My students day is full of fine motor work. We write our letters, numbers and even stories. Kindergarten students often come to school with little fine motor skills. So I am always looking for ideas for my students to do in order to practice this important skill.

My students come from low economic homes where fine motor skills are not practiced.

My school also does not have the funds to provide a variety of fun and creative ways to practice this important skill. I am often times hunting for great ideas to help my students master this skill so their writing, coloring and cutting looks great.

My Project

My kindergartners love to explore and create in many different ways. The sand and water table will be a great addition to their station time. The variety of sand will help them not only explore but help their sensory skills by touching and playing with the different textures. The materials to include sift and find number and alphabet shells will help them use their motor skills to manipulate the water and sand in creative ways. I know they will not only practice their motor skills but will have a fun time exploring.

The addition of the sand and water table will enhance my station time.

This time of day is for using the skills we learn in class in an independent and creative way. The table and the manipulatives that I have requested will add excitement to their time at stations. Plus they will working those fine motor skills they significantly need to be successful writers, colorers and cutters.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA308 - Giant Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
TT649 - Lakeshore Super Sand Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
LA314 - Top for Giant Economy Sand & Water Table • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Sensory Mat 45" x 58" - Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
EE256 - Sift & Find Alphabet Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA628 - Mix & Match Waterfalls - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Slick Sand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.31 1 $26.31
EE784 - Sift & Find Number Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
HH185 - Big Track Sand Rollers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
White Sand (25 lbs) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $19.51 1 $19.51
Primary Science Color Mixer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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