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Mrs. Forster from Flint MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Made Better!

My students need tools to improve their fine motor skills, supports to develop grip and hand muscles for writing, and additional supplies on learning to form letters correctly.

  • $236 goal

This project expired on December 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love my job! I am so lucky to work with the students in our district. I work in a inner city school district as an Occupational Therapist with students with disabilities. Every day our students come to school ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. They amaze and inspire me everyday!

Each of my students have individual amazing strengths that allow them to overcome barriers and not only participate but grow, learn, and excel at school.

We work hard to provide our students with the tools to be successful at school to the best of their abilities. All students can learn, we just need to give them the right tools and opportunities!

Many of our students, want to learn but have significant difficulties in the area self-regulation. This includes students with Austism, ADHD, Developmental Delays, Lead Exposure and Emotional Impairment. Our students can have other challenges including homelessness, poverty, and living in a high crime area.

However, every day our students inspire us with their grit and determination. Our school is a safe place for our students with wonderful educators who make our students part of a school family.

My Project

My students for a variety of reasons have difficulty with fine motor and visual perceptual skills. They need activities that they can use in therapy and in class to develop these fine motor skills and assist with developing hand muscle to improve grip and motor control with writing/drawing.

Young students these days are coming to school with deficits in fine motor skills with the increased use of technology at a young age for students with physical disabilities, sensory processing disorders, developmental delays, autism it can be even more difficult to develop pre-writing and writing skills.

I need tools that can be integrated into the classroom to provide my students with the greatest ability to develop their fine motor, visual perceptual, and motor control to improve their ability to develop writing skills with fluency and legibility.

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pencil Grip for Kids with Small Hands - Writing Claw Controls The Angle of Fingers - Write-IT-Right Correction Handwriting (4783) • Amazon Business $11.90 2 $23.80
Crayon Rocks 16 Colors in a Red Velvet Bag • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Abilitations 017123 Handi-Writer Set • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
Abilitations Egg Ohs Handwriting Grips, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $16.66 1 $16.66
Pack of 4 Pen or Pencil Weights | Handwriting AIDS for Children, Elderly, or Special Needs. Assists with Penmanship Issues Due to Autism, Tremors, Grip Strength or Fine Motor Skill Disability. 1.5 oz • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Channie's W302 EASY PEASY ALPHABET HANDWRITING WORKBOOK COMBINE BOTH TRACING & WRITING. LOTS PRACTICES! MOST VISUAL & SIMPLE WORKBOOK ON THE MARKET • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Channie’s Quick & Neat Writing Pad, Practice Handwriting & Printing Workbook, 80 Pages Front & Back, 40 Sheets, Grades 1st – 3rd, Size 8.5” x 11” • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Pencil Grips,Firesara Silicone Ergonomic Writing Aid Dolphin and Handle Style Pencils Training Grip Holder for Kids Students Kindergarten Adults Right Handed the Aged Disabled Hands (9pcs) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Pencil Grips, Firesara 2018 Original Pencil Gripper Monkey Design Posture Correction for Kids Preschoolers Children Adults Special Needs Handwriting Aid for Lefties or Righties (3PCS) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Channie's Visual Handwriting Storytelling Workbooks for Prek-1st grades 40 sheet 80 pages 8 x 11.5 with paper back • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

Materials cost

$167.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.28

Total project goal

$235.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$235.19

1 Donor

-$117.60

Donations toward project cost

-$99.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.64

match offer

-$117.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.64

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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