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Mrs. Chrobot from Elkhart IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SENSational Sensory Play for Fine Motor!

My students need sensory and fine motor materials to develop critical thinking, creativity, and the finger strength needed for manipulating scissors and various writing tools.

  • $440 goal

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My Students

Kindergarten is an exciting year in a child's journey through education.Our young students are learning/developing cooperation, self-regulation, and fine motor skills in addition to growing leaps and bounds socially, emotionally, and academically.

In our classroom we support each other and learn to problem solve to help us become caring, independent, lifelong learners!

Our school is a neighborhood school that reflects the diverse city where we are located. We come from many different backgrounds and celebrate our differences while coming together to create an environment of mutual respect where ALL students feel comfortable taking risks and work hard to reach and exceed their potential.

First and foremost our students must feel loved.The classroom environment must be one of acceptance and kindness for maximum learning to occur.Our ultimate goal is to instill in them confidence, show them how to persevere and teach them to believe in themselves. For then, they will find the courage to take risks and find success in school and in life!

My Project

Fine motor skills are critical for developing the small muscles that control the hand, fingers, and thumb.Little hands must have sensory experiences to refine these muscles. They are critical for the dexterity and strength required to manipulate many "school" instruments such as writing tools and scissors but also daily activities such as buttoning, zipping, tying, feeding, etc.

By donating to our project you will be providing a plethora of tools for our students to develop these muscles.

Puzzles provide practice with spatial awareness, critical thinking, and problem solving while using fine motor to maneuver the small pieces. Therapy putty, kinetic sand, water beads, and play doh fulfill a sensory need that all young students have while strengthening those fine muscles.

I have the containers and easy access storage necessary to house these crucial early learning materials. I just need the supplies to help my young learners develop these fine motor skills. The requested materials provide an engaging and oh so fun way to enhance the small muscles that are critical for BIG success!

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Latches Wooden Activity Board • Amazon Business $20.99 2 $41.98
Alex Art Wooden Dough Tools Set • Amazon Business $20.00 2 $40.00
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
CoolSand Deluxe Bucket Kinetic Play Sand With Inflatable Sandbox – Castle Set Edition • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
CoolSand 5 lb. Refill Bucket with Inflatable Sandbox, Kinetic Play sand for All Ages - Patented Formula - (Natural) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Vive Therapy Putty (3-oz each) - For Finger, Hand and Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium and Firm Resistance Kit - Theraputty for Occupational and Physical Therapy, Thinking and Stress • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Thames and Kosmos Classic Science Archaeology: Pyramid • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
CoolSand Building Sand Molds and Tools Kit - Works with all other Play Sand Brands - 27 Pieces Includes: Castle, Bricks and walls Molds, and Tools - Sand Not Included • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Carykon Dough Extruders Set Assorted Designs, Set of 10, 5 Patterns - Random Colors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden 48-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Pirates • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Dinosaur Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle with Storage Tray (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (24 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Rainforest Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle With Storage Tray (48 pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Fstop Labs Water Bubble Beads Rainbow Mix, 50000 Beads Non Toxic Water Beads Vase Filler, Bottle Pack Bead Sensory Balls for Kids, Decoration, Plants and More • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Super Z Outlet Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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