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Ms. Thomas from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Hands, Big Feats

My students need manipulatives such as the Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set to strenghten their fine motor skills.

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our wonderful school is a public school in Chicago that serves a diverse community of 3 to 5 years olds and their families. My classroom is a blended preschool classroom serving typically developing and special needs students. Thirty two students arrive each day eager to play and learn with materials chosen specifically for them in an environment designed to inspire.

I want to build on students’ strengths and meet their needs by utilizing high quality learning resources and tools.

Students utilize a variety of materials each day as they play and build relationships in our classroom. By choosing to select materials that are developmentally appropriate and made of the best materials, I am assisting students in acquiring academic skills and fostering their social emotional development. I appreciate your support in helping me achieve that goal.

My Project

Students build their fine motor skills through practice. These materials will allow students to build the muscles in their fingers, hands, and wrists as well as build precision and coordination. Students will enjoy getting stronger as they cut, button, hold, pinch, twist, and turn objects. The physical attributes of the materials also provide opportunities to embed literacy and mathematical concepts into the learning.

Building students' fine motor skills early on in their academic careers prepare them for the more complicated academic tasks they will engage in later on in higher grades.

The students small hands are ready to accomplish big feats. All we need are the tools.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set, 4 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.35 2 $22.70
Rainbow Counting Bears with Sorting Cups and Dice - 70pc Set • Amazon Business $21.97 1 $21.97
Yoovi Early Learning Basic Life Skills Learn to Dress Boards - Zip, Snap, Button, Buckle, Lace & Tie 6 pcs/set • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Skoolzy Peg Board Set - Montessori Occupational Therapy Fine Motor Skills Toy for Toddlers and Preschoolers. 30 Pegs in Board for Color Recognition Sorting Counting - 30pg Activity Pegboard Download • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Skoolzy Lacing Beads for Kids Toddler Toy JUMBO Primary Lacing Toys For Toddlers - Autism Fine Motor Skills Montessori Toys - 36 String Beads, 4 Strings, Travel Bag, Preschool Activities eBook Set • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
Nuts and Bolts Fine Motor Skills - Skoolzy Occupational Therapy Toddler Toys - Montessori Building Construction Kids Matching Game for Preschoolers - Jumbo 24 pc Set with Backpack & Activity Download • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Shapes Toddler Games Egg Toy - Skoolzy Learning Colors and Geometric Shapes Matching Preschool Toys Puzzles for 2, 3, 4 year olds - Montessori Fine Motor Skills Sorting Educational Easter Eggs and Bag • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Learning Advantage 8837 Pattern Block Activity Cards (Pack of 20) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Westcott School Left and Right Handed Kids 5" Scissors, Blunt, 6 Pack (16454) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$160.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.96

Total project goal

$226.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$226.38

5 Donors

-$113.18

Donations toward project cost

-$96.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.97

match offer

-$113.18

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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