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Mrs. Werenka from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Zooming Our Way to Fine Motor Skills

My students need a wooden train set, toy garages, wooden vehicles, and wooden community vehicles to work on fine-motor skills toys while also engaging in imaginative play.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In the heart of the cultural center in midtown Detroit, I teach pre-kindergarten students who are a part of the GSR Program. The program is a state-funded preschool for four-year-old children with factors which may place them at risk of educational failure.

For many of my students, GSRP will be their first experience in a school setting.

When they have an impressionable, positive experience in their early years, it can set the path to success for the future.

My Project

Developing fine-motor skills through play allows children to develop skills in an authentic and enjoyable way. While the children are busy manipulating the trains and other pieces, they're using muscles in their fingers that will eventually lead to a better pencil grasp or the ability to tie shoe laces.

My students need a wooden train set, toy garages, wooden vehicles, and wooden community vehicles to work on fine-motor skills toys while also engaging in imaginative play.

Playing trains and automobiles is a fun activity that encourages the repetition of fine-motor skills. Zooming along a train track, building paths, and connecting cars are just some of the things children can do with a train set. The children don't even realize they're working on skills that will help them in their future educational pursuits. As the saying goes, "It's child's play."

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VR146 - 100-Piece Wooden Train Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG872 - Lakeshore Community Garages - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
LM826 - Hardwood Community Vehicles - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GG932 - Mini Hardwood Vehicles - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$209.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.90

Total project goal

$286.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.01

1 Donor

-$286.01

Donations toward project cost

-$243.11

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.90

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$0.00

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