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Ms. Theresa Brandt from Kansas City MO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I'm Feelin' Good!

Help me give my students more sensory experiences for their classroom to enhance both brain development and social emotional skills.

  • $1,031 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the pleasure of serving young learning from birth to preschool. Our school is a Head Start facility, serving families from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In my role, I specialize in teaching our children self-regulation strategies that they will take with them to kindergarten. I understand the importance of social-emotional development and its role in early childhood development. I also have the privilege of building strong relationships with these students, while showing them what they are truly capable of.

My Project

Sensory experiences in the classroom are vital for early childhood development. Stimulating our five senses enhances brain development as well as foster a child's ability to regulate their behavior.

Items on my list will be used in all our classrooms, from toddlers to preschool.

They will have the opportunity to use all their senses to investigate, explore, observe and problem solve. They will use these materials while engaging in conversations with teachers and peers, with looks of wonder and excitement.

Brain research shows that exploring our world through our senses is vital to the development of our bodies as well as brain and is a building block to overall academic success.

"Play is the highest form of research" ~Albert Einstein

Ms. Theresa Brandt
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 12 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $34.99 8 $279.92
KING ATHLETIC Stability Balance Disc :: Wobble Cushion Core Trainer :: for Home or Office Desk Chair and Kids Classroom Sensory Wiggle Seat :: Instructional eBook Included • Amazon Business $17.97 10 $179.70
Bouncy Bands(r) for Chairs • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.56 10 $125.60
MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys and Décor • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
32-Piece 8 Colors Mini Bubble Wands Assortment Party Favors Toys for Kids Child, Christmas Celebration,Thanksgiving New Year, Themed Birthday,Wedding, Bath Time,Summer Outdoor Gifts for Girls Boys • Amazon Business $11.45 5 $57.25
Crayola Dough, Purple, 3 Pound Resealable Bucket Super Soft Compound Is Ideal For Little Hands, Crumble Free Modeling Dough, Create Shapes and Designs, Great for Kids & Toddlers 3 & Up • Amazon Business $8.99 5 $44.95
Loopeez Fidgets (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 1 $21.56
Gyrobi Fidgets (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 1 $21.56
KELZ KIDZ Durable Pull and Stretch Stress Squeeze Ball - Great and Fun Squishy Party Favor Fidget Toy - Excellent Sensory Relief for Tension and Anxiety (12 Pack, Large) • Amazon Business $19.93 1 $19.93
Vital Toys Fidget Balls-Sensory Toys for Autistic Children-Autism Toys for Kids and Adults-Squishy Toys-Squeeze Balls- Ideal Fidgets for Classroom, Home Travel and Office Use-3 Pack • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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