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

Strengthening Fine Motor Skills

My students need Buckle, Lace, & Tie Dressing Frames, Geostix, Easy-Punch Alphabet letters, and other hands-on materials to strengthen their fine motor skills.

  • $417 goal

This project expired on June 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergartners come into school so eager to learn every day. For a lot of my students, this is their first time in a classroom setting. I want to help my students reach their highest potential in my classroom by providing them with all of the necessary tools to do so.

At this age, children learn and grow so much each day.

I believe that creating a positive learning experience for these students will transfer into their feelings about school for years to come.

My Project

An important part of early childhood is developing strong fine motor skills. In kindergarten, students need to strengthen their fine motor skills in order to complete daily tasks, such as writing and tying their shoes.

I would like to provide my students with the hands-on materials they need in order to strengthen these skills.

The Easy-Punch Alphabet will be a great tool because students will be able to use the letters to spell sight words while building these skills. The tweezers, letter activity centers, and letter beads will also help strengthen their fine motor skills while learning to read and spell in literacy centers, and the Geostix will help during their math centers. Also, the Buckle, Lace, and Tie Dressing Frames will help my students who are still in the early stages of learning how to tie their shoes.

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA372 - Buckle, Lace & Tie Dressing Frames • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
GA351 - Easy-Punch Alphabet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
GG547 - Geostix® Activity Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC742 - Find the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
LC744 - Write the Letter Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
BD294 - Lace-A-Word Uppercase Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE607 - Easy-Grip Safety Tweezers - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$292.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$354.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.48

Total project goal

$416.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$416.56

1 Donor

-$416.56

Donations toward project cost

-$354.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.48

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$0.00

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