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Ms. Surman from Rochester NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Movement Makes the Mind Grow Stronger

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience multimodal learning inside the classroom. These items will provide stimulating movement as well as physical and mental stamina in their learning.

  • $287 goal

This project expired on December 14, 2019.

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My Students

We are a class of 31 students from an urban county in New York State. Our students are enthusiastic learners and are curious about the world around them. Many of our children come to our school having experienced multiple traumas and have sensory processing and emotional needs. Our classroom has worked hard to build a caring community supporting each of our unique needs.

We have found that our students learn best when given the opportunity to integrate movement and multi-sensory experiences into their school day.

Through body stations and whole group instruction we strive to build in kinesthetic learning to meet their needs as they grow.

My Project

All of our students enjoy exploring movement with their bodies. Through the use of the duck balance boards and the trampoline, our students will be able to develop rhythm, pace and stamina as they explore literacy and mathematical concepts. In our classroom, we have observed a direct correlation between movement and curriculum content resulting in academic growth.

We are striving to be a classroom that meets the sensory and emotional needs of our students which often impact their ability to focus academically.

The products that we have selected will help them develop self regulation, focus, and will increase mind body connections. With the addition of these teaching tools, our students will be able to access their learning through purposeful moments.

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

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MOVTOTOP Rebounder Trampoline 38 Inch, Folding Indoor Trampolines with Safety Pad, Fun Mini Fitness Trampoline for Kids Adults - Max Load 220lbs, Black • Amazon Business $69.88 1 $69.88
STEPPING STONE TACTILE STEP-N-STONES SET OF 6 • School Specialty $53.03 1 $53.03
BALANCE BOARD DUCKWALKER • School Specialty $14.19 2 $28.38
Round Area Rugs Solid Color Super Soft Living Room Bedroom Home Shaggy Carpet Multi-Color Multi-Size • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Round Area Rugs Solid Color Super Soft Living Room Bedroom Home Shaggy Carpet Multi-Color Multi-Size • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
HomeMiYN Soft Children Rugs Room Mat Modern Shaggy Area Rugs Home Decor • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Round Area Rugs Solid Color Super Soft Living Room Bedroom Home Shaggy Carpet Multi-Color Multi-Size • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49

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