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Ms. Meinert from Saint Louis MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Motor Is Fine!

Help me give my students the best fine motor supplies to meet their unique needs.

  • $267 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an early childhood special education classroom in a school district in a low-income neighborhood. Being a self-contained classroom, it is low in number but high in need for support. There can be up to five students enrolled in this classroom, each requiring adult assistance to get basic needs met.

Each child that enters my classroom is delayed in several domains.

Students that enter this classroom are often delayed in their verbal skills, self-help skills, physical skills, and cognitive skills. Children learn through basic sign language, songs, movement, visuals, and play.

My Project

Many of my students struggle to hold tools including scissors, pencils, and eating utensils. Most new students start the year requiring hand-over-hand assistance in order to eat. Majority of my students use a full-fist grasp and pinch with all five of their fingers. Every student on my caseload receives occupational therapy minutes as a part of their Individualized Education Plan.

The materials included in this project will give my students teacher-guided activities as well as independent activities to develop crucial fine-motor skills.

Having thirty to sixty minutes a week of individual support with an occupational therapist sets my students up for success, but when I am able to incorporate similar supports into my daily structure, my student's fine motor skills thrive!

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 5 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EazyHold Infant to Child Eating Aids, Universal Cuff Adaptive Utensil Holder (5 Pack) for Pediatric Special Needs – Adaptive Utensil – Occupational Therapy, Special Education Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Fat Brain Toys Squigz Starter Set, 24 Piece • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin' Lily (Blonde) (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
idoot Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set Educational Toys for Kids with Storage Bag - 64pcs • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Rainbow Color Cones, Color Identification, Fine Motor Toy, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Toysmith Colorful Crawlies Red, Blue, Green & Purple Complete Party Set Bundle - 4 Pack • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Without Tears - My First School Book Student Workbook, Current Edition - Get Set for School Series - Pre-K Writing Book - Social-Emotional, Pre-Writing Skills - for School or Home Use • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
American Educational Products P-124 Self Opening Scissor, Right Hand, 45 mm, Round Ended Blade • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
School Smart Loop Scissors, 8 Inches, Yellow • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
School Smart V-Shape Blunt Tip Training Scissors, 5 Inches, Stainless Steel Blade • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
American Educational Products P-125-A Mini Easi Grip Scissor • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$185.64

Vendor shipping charges

$7.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$226.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.95

Total project goal

$266.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$266.32

4 Donors

-$128.94

Donations toward project cost

-$114.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Matching donations from our partners

-$131.39

Match offers toward project cost

-$111.68

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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