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Mrs. Saenz from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready Bodies, Learning Minds

My students need a community rug, vehicles, sensory sand, sensory clay, and other materials in order to improve my students' gross and fine motor skills!

  • $1,005 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What makes my students special? Having 250 sudents coming in and out of the Motor Lab every week means having 250 different personalities in my classroom every week. They are all special in their own way. Some are autistic, some have ADHD, some have OCD, ADD, ODD; but they're all intelligent, caring, kind and equally important to me. All these students need to improve their motor skills in a fun and engaging way. This will get them ready for their academic future.

My Project

After hurricane Harvey, my campus was split between four schools. This move was a difficult adjustment for our parents, students, and teachers. After 4 months of being away from our campus; we are finally back, and for the first time, we opened a classroom to use specifically as a Motor Lab which specializes in giving our PK students the adequate motor skills they desperately need in the classroom. Since it's the first time that our campus has had a classroom such as this one; we have a very small amount of material to use.

In the Motor Lab; aside from involving the students in simple exercises such as the crab walk, the bear walk, and teaching them to cross the mid line; the students will also learn to develop their ever growing imagination through the use of building blocks, magna tiles, and play dough.

Along with using their fine motor skills while utilizing the activity boards and alphabet mazes; they will have "play time" to learn to recognize the alphabet. The materials I have requested will be strongly utilized in our Motor Lab and our entire PK grade level will be able to use them. All these materials were specifically chosen to improve the motor skills (fine and gross) of these children who are preparing to start writing. These materials will give them the motor skills necessary before the pencil and paper phase.

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
DS430X - Mad Mattr® Sensory Dough - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $76.99 1 $76.99
LL676 - Magnetic Alphabet Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
GR931 - Community Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TW225 - Beginner’s Peg Puzzle Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
JJ434 - Sort-A-Shape Activity Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
AA382 - Easy-Grip Jumbo Pegs & Pegboard • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
DB251 - Playstix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
JJ247 - Scoop-A-Bug Sorting Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AC225 - Alpha-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT818 - Getting Ready to Write Gumball Grab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE210 - Sensory Sand Ice Cream Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
LK467 - Crystal Climbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.49 2 $24.98
BD297 - Lace-A-Word Lowercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
CW527 - Swing & Catch Cups - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$811.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$853.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.69

Total project goal

$1,004.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,004.61

4 Donors

-$502.30

Donations toward project cost

-$426.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.34

match offer

-$502.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$426.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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