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Mrs. Shay from Hayward CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Physical Requirements of Writing Part 2

The cost of moulding clay and dough, a paper roll, and pre-writing motor skills boards is $411, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on April 30, 2007.

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Do you know what is Motor Deficiency? If you read the Physical Requirements of Writing Part I, you probably know. But If you have not read it then let me explain some issues we are encountering in our school. Motor Deficiency is the lack of exercise by a student of the gross and fine motor skills. Some of the signs of motor deficiency are easily corrected with everyday exercises such as playing with play-dough, playing with sand, and cutting for fine motor skills, Jumping, balancing, and skipping for gross motor skills. As new generations of students are coming to our school, they lack the basic time to exercise because they are now spending a great deal of time in front of the television, computers, Nintendo's, and individual game boys. I have to gain their attention by engaging them with basic good old-fashion play-dough, art creation, cutting and pasting, and coloring in the classroom. I want to develop their fine motor skills by obtaining a set of play-dough, play-dough tools, and art materials that will teach them to use their little fingers to improve their writing skills.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA380X - Lakeshore Glitter Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning $54.50 1 $54.50
RR725X - Lakeshore Dough Assortment Pack • Lakeshore Learning $49.50 1 $49.50
LA433 - Pre-Writing Motor Skills Boards • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR388 - Classroom Clay & Dough Designer Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LA532 - Lowercase Alphabet Dough Stampers • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
CS779 - Nonhardening Modeling Sand • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
RA188 - Lakeshore Dough Cutters Bucket • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
LC128 - Lakeshore Scented Dough • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
LE551 - Extra Pre-Writing Paper Rolls - Box of 1 • Lakeshore Learning $12.50 1 $12.50
TG356 - Clay & Dough Design Rollers • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
DS344 - Dough Scissors - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95
DS346 - Dough Cutters - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95
EK203 - Staple-Free Stapler • Lakeshore Learning $5.95 1 $5.95

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