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Mrs. Philip from Sugar Land TX is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meaningful Morning Work with Fine Motor Tubs

My students need hands-on morning activities to develop their fine motor and academic skills.

  • $403 goal

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My Students

Teaching Kindergarten is an amazing journey. My students come in with such different personalities and abilities. Some students are shy and quiet and others are outspoken and determined. Some students are beginning readers and others are amazing artists. Whatever their personality or ability, I am entrusted to loving and growing them beginning from where they are.

Kindergarten is an adventure!

My goal is to always create a classroom culture of forgiveness, risk taking, sharing, and empathy. We celebrate and encourage each other! And as much as they learn from me, I always learn from them.

My Project

This year I would like move away from paper/pencil morning work and introduce fine motor morning tubs to my students. I want my students to begin their day with engaging, hands on activities that will develop and strengthen their fine motor and academic skills. My hope is for my students to come in to the classroom excited for which station and what activity they will start their day with! Through the use of morning stations, with varied activities, my students will need to share and learn cooperatively, which will develop the whole child and also help to reinforce the skills they have learned.

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning-But for children , play is serious learning."- Dr. Rogers.

They will find hidden objects in Therapy Putty. Students will develop muscles in their hands when they use tongs to pick up small objects like plastic flies during the month of October! They will use their tiny fingers to create a pattern using Pop Beads. Students will build alphabet recognition and fine motor skills by snapping together pieces to build letters and numbers. These items will be housed in a 12 drawer organizer system so that students can independently get their drawer and begin work!

Mrs. Philip
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 3-Drawer Organizer - ClearView Wide 2093 (White / Clear) (10.25"H x 14.5"W x 14.25"D) • Amazon Business $26.10 4 $104.40
Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set, 60 Pieces • Amazon Business $26.47 1 $26.47
Learning Resources Number Construction, 50 Pieces • Amazon Business $26.02 1 $26.02
Therapy Putty Special Kit, 2-oz. Each, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue … (2) • Amazon Business $23.58 1 $23.58
DreambuilderToy Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by (40 PCS) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Carykon Dough Extruders Set Assorted Designs, Set of 10, 5 Patterns - Random Colors • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Creativity Street Pop Beads, 300 Count Pack (AC3540) • Amazon Business $11.17 1 $11.17
Bulk Buy: Darice DIY Crafts Pop Beads Alphabet and Smiley Face Bright Colors 60 pieces (3-Pack) 0726-92 • Amazon Business $11.02 1 $11.02
Learning Resources Jumbo Tweezers Set Of 12 • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Caydo 1400 Pieces 5 Sizes Multicolor Pom Poms Assorted Pompoms and 1 Piece 1150ml Bucket with 4 Sizes Wiggle Googly Eyes for DIY, Crafts and Decorations • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fun Express - Mini Vinyl Frogs (1-Pack of 72) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Plastic Flies Halloween Fly for Gag Gifts/Party Favors/Prank Kit -100 Pcs Green by FUNLAVIE • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ice Tongs, 5 inch Mini Tongs Food Tongs Sugar Tongs With Perfectly Designed Silicone Hand Shape Tongs Best Kitchen Gadgets, 4 PCS • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ace Select 5 Pcs Paper Punch Set Shaper Cutter Hole Punch Scrapbook Cards Craft Photo Album DIY Festival Papers and Greeting Cards • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Swingline 1 Hole Punch, 1/4" Holes, Hole Puncher, 5 Sheet Punch Capacity, Classic, Chrome, 2 Pack (A7074005AZ) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Hillman Group 591518 Small Machine Screws with Nuts Assortment, 195-Pack • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14

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