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Ms. Richardson from Sullivan MO is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Movin' and Groovin'

My students need balancing material to help them build a strong core, which will help them to stay focused in an educational setting.

  • $674 goal

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My Students

I work in a small rural low-income school district. My students are faced with many challenges in and out of school. It is my job to make their time in my classroom as enjoyable as possible.

My classroom is an Early Childhood Special Education room, the majority of my students have developmental delays in one or more areas of development.

It is my responsibility to provide them with a wide range of learning experiences. Being a very energetic class of 3-5 year old children, we do a lot of hands on and movement activities. It is my goal to continue to upgrade our classroom material, so I can continue to give them meaningful educational experiences through play.

My Project

Having gross motor material in my classroom will help my students build core strength. Strong core strength leads to a strong foundation for children. Poor core strength can cause poor posture which can also affect gross motor and fine motor skills.

Motor movements help children develop the skills necessary for learning readiness.

Balance beams help students with balance and coordination. Having a Catch-a-ball will help develop hand-eye-coordination. Hoops can be used for various activities to teach jumping activities to help develop motor control, improve equilibrium response and develop hand-foot coordination. The Rock Around will strengthen muscles, coordination and build confidence

Ms. Richardson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Balance Builder Activity Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $127.46 1 $127.46
Teeter Popper - Green • Kaplan Early Learning Company $31.41 2 $62.82
Gonge Riverstones • Kaplan Early Learning Company $57.76 1 $57.76
Bilibo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 2 $50.92
Rock Around • Kaplan Early Learning Company $46.71 1 $46.71
Scooter Board • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 2 $37.32
30" Gross Motor Hoops (1 doz.) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
The Fun Tube • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Platform Stilts - 6 pair • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Milliard Anti-Burst Peanut Ball Variety Pack - Approximate Sizes: Green 39x20" (100x50cm) & Blue 31x15" (80x40cm) Physio Roll • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Balancing Balls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
Catch-A-Ball Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56

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