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Mrs. Banas from Springfield MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Squeeze, Pinch, Roll, Pack, Pound, and Get Ready to Write!

My students need multi-sensory materials to develop their fine motor skills necessary for writing. They love to work with play dough and kinetic sand. We can use droppers and tongs for many fun activities.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you recall the first time you ever set foot in a place called school? You may have experienced anxiety and shyness but those feelings probably soon turned to excitement, anticipation, and joy. As each new school year begins, I have the privilege of introducing young children ranging in age from 3 to 6 to their first school experiences. Our students tend to be active learners who demonstrate excitement and enthusiasm for learning and particularly enjoy hands-on activities. In our Montessori learning environment, our learning materials are displayed on shelves and are meant to look beautiful and inviting. It is always a pleasure to place new activities on the shelves and observe the student's excitement and anticipation to be shown how to work with the materials.

My Project

The materials I've carefully chosen for this project are intended to engage and captivate the students as they develop important skills. The play dough learning mats develop shapes and letter recognition in a way that is enjoyable and fun. As the children roll and pound the kinetic sand they will strengthen their hands and fingers, when they use the tongs to transfer objects or use the water droppers they will strengthen the finger grasp they need to hold a pencil. My students need and want to use their hands as tools for learning and these materials will better allow them to do that. I can already envision the students' excitement when they see these materials on our shelves!

Mrs. Banas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AX20 - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $56.99 1 $56.99
LA752 - Jumbo Nuts & Bolts • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA371 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
LA278 - Uppercase Alphabet & Number Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
SE201 - Kinetic Sensory Sand - 2.2 Lb. • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
EV214 - Brilliant Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
EV212 - Regular Dot Art Painters - 6-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
AA103 - Pastel Giant Washable Color Ink Pads - 5-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA299 - Learn the Alphabet! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
HH287 - Little Hands Fine Motor Tools • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
HH759 - Fine Motor Scissor Scoops - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 1 $11.99
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99
LA446 - Super-Safe Eyedroppers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$460.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.83

Total project goal

$585.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.53

4 Donors

-$263.76

Donations toward project cost

-$230.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.56

match offer

-$314.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$267.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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