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Mrs. Kelly from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Magic with Modeling Clay

The cost of an assortment of dough and glitter dough, modeling sand and Crayola Model Magic is $278, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $292 goal

This project expired on June 22, 2007.

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I teach students ages four to six years old in a large urban school in the Bronx. Over the years I have noticed that since there has been a push to start academics earlier and earlier the students in my classes are having difficulty with their fine motor skills. Many are unable to zipper their clothing by themselves. Most are unable to tie their shoelaces. Teaching handwriting is very difficult. To combat these problems, I make the students use their fine motor skills to make cut-outs of letters, shapes and numbers with play dough. This way they are learning their alphabet and numerals and at the same time strengthening their fine motor skills. This also helps identify the type of learning style of the student. The kids also use model magic to make models of their favorite animals. These models are then painted. The students then write stories about their animals. We also use these animals in dioramas. I would love to be able to supply my students with enough play dough and model magic to make these and other projects . The students really enjoy these activities. More importantly, I see an improvement in their fine motor skills which is reflected in their handwriting, their drawing, and even in tying their shoes. Please help my students develop their fine motor skills in a fun and productive way.

Mrs. Kelly
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 102 Joseph O Loretan
  • Bronx, NY
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA380X - Lakeshore Glitter Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning $54.50 1 $54.50
RR725X - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
CS779 - Nonhardening Modeling Sand • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
MODELING COMPOUND, 2 LB BUCKET -- Crayola Model Magic; White • Quill Corporation $17.99 4 $71.96

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