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Ms. Justis from Sunnyvale CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Puzzles to Help Our Motor Skills.

Help me give my students new puzzles to work on fine motor skills!

  • $226 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are all from three to five years old. Our classroom is typically their first school experience. The students in our classroom qualify under the education eligibility criteria for autism, with mild to moderate impairments in areas of social skills, language development, and sensory regulation and integration. Our students come from all cultural backgrounds and beliefs. We strive to make our classroom the best learning environment and experience we can for their first school experience.

Our class consists of eight amazing boys and two wonderful girls who all have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) qualifying under the educational eligibility of autism.

Each student has amazing skills and talents. Each student's IEP is created to build from their strengths and support their unique needs. The majority of our students' goals are created to support delays in the areas of social skills, play skills, academics, fine/gross motor, and coping skills.

My Project

We are looking for new ways to help our students focus and learn their motor skills. Our students seem to really enjoy puzzles this year. We are using this interest to work on early childhood development and motor skills. Bringing in new puzzles into our thematic units will help our students learn how to use their motor skills, and visual spatial awareness, hand eye coordination, and social skills. Inset puzzles with help with hand eye, and the lacing puzzles will help with fine motor, and also with hand eye coordination. We are also helping to encourage social skills with asking for a turn, turn taking, sharing. We are really looking forward to skill building.

Ms. Justis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Learning Toy, Developmental Toys, Wooden Case, Develops Vocabulary and Spelling Skills, 50+ Wooden Pieces, 3” H x 6.5” W x 14” L • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Animals 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles Set - Pets and Farm • Amazon Business $17.74 1 $17.74
PROW® Wooden Jigsaws 16 Piece Toddler Square Puzzle Toy Elephant Panda Puppy Little Lamb Ship Train Plane Goose Cow Tiger Cock Frog Safe Education Learning Toys (12 pack,each 16 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Melissa & Doug Mix 'n Match Wooden Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle With Storage Case (45 pcs) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Dawn Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Safari Social Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (24 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Joey Magnetic Wooden Dress-Up Pretend Play Set (25+ pcs) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Melissa & Doug Construction Vehicles 4-in-1 Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Learning Journey: My First Puzzle Sets 4-In-A-Box Puzzles - Farm • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey: My First Match It - Head and Tails - 15 Self-Correcting Animal Matching Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Julia Magnetic Dress-Up Wooden Doll Pretend Play Set (25+ pcs) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74

Materials cost

$146.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$191.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.81

Total project goal

$225.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.39

1 Donor

-$225.39

Donations toward project cost

-$191.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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