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Ms. Harash-Kantor from W Lafayette IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement for Our Minds

Help me give my students mini trampolines, wooden steps, Gonge riverstones, and balance boards to improve their abilities with eye-hand coordination and balance skills that will help improve academic abilities, problem-solving, and attention.

  • $840 goal

This project expired on September 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students range from grades kindergarten through fifth grade and have been identified as children who need to learn in different ways. They enjoy movement, hands-on activities, and authentic opportunities which increase their motivation and interest in learning.

As education continues to change and technology is used more and more in the classroom setting, my students are getting less exposure to movement and play that is essential to the development of different areas of the brain.

Those areas contribute to academic growth, coordination, visual perception, and visual motor skills. Play and movement is also an important part of vestibular skills like balance, hand-eye coordination, and auditory learning.

My Project

Students need more organized movement opportunities to increase abilities with academic tasks. Using "Movement for Our Minds" materials, we are hoping to find students with increased attention to task, bilateral coordination and problem-solving skills, as well as improved visual-spacial and visual-perceptual skills.

Wooden steps will increase the students' sense of body in space and will improve attention as they go up and down, forwards and backward.

Gonge Riverstones will improve balance, problem-solving, and eye-body coordination skills. Scoop ball games will improve eye-hand coordination, visual perceptual, and assist with the students' abilities to copy from the board and from a near sample. Vision bead strings will improve eye stability and focus. This will assist with writing and math tasks.

Through this grant project, our goal is to provide students with organized movement opportunities in order to increase brain growth and development. While we exercise our muscles, our students will also be exercising the most important part of our bodies....our brains!

Ms. Harash-Kantor
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gonge Riverstones • Amazon Business $56.87 2 $113.74
Yes4All Rocker Wooden Balance Board – Ideal for Flexibility & Stability Training – Rocker Board/Wobble Board (Black) • Amazon Business $35.99 3 $107.97
Melissa & Doug Step Stool - Espresso • Amazon Business $34.67 3 $104.01
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $24.46 3 $73.38
Workoutz Multicolored Agility Dots (12 Qty) with Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline | Quiet and Safe Bounce | Access To Free Online Workouts Included | Supports Up To 250 Pounds • Amazon Business $29.72 2 $59.44
Champion Sports Catch A Ball Set: Classic Kids Outdoor Party Game for Lawn, Camping & Beach • Amazon Business $11.83 3 $35.49
Tenby Living 40-Pack Extra-Thick Cardboard Building Blocks • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Brock String - Vision Convergence Training Tool - Train Vision, Improve Strength & Athletic Performance, and More! • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Brock String Front Sight Focus String Combo Pack, Three 6-Foot, Vision Convergence Training Tool, Great for Shooters, Front Sight Training and More! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Playscene Training Cones - Set of 6 Multicolored 9" INCH Highly Durable Vinyl Cones (Multicolored Cones) • Amazon Business $9.25 2 $18.50
Glow in The Dark Pencil Toppers for Kids Girls Boys Students 12 PCs - Spiky Silicone Fidget Pencil and Pen Tops - Fun Back to School Supplies - Party Favors, Teacher Rewards, Classroom Prizes • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Pencil Toppers for Kids Girls Boys Students - Silicone Spiky Pencil Tops - Fun Fidget Sensory Aid Pencil Toppers - BPA,Phthalate,Latex Free (12 Pcs Heart/Smiley) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95

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