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Mrs. Sandrock from Peru IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Little Bodies Have Big Minds

My students need a variety of materials including dramatic play toys, alternate seating and sensory tools to positively increase their attentiveness.

  • $503 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in an alternative behavioral school, I witness first-hand every day the power of love and structure. Despite social or emotional challenges my students may face, they deserve the experience to play within the classroom, which is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of all growing minds and bodies. Play is absolutely vital to a child’s healthy development.

My students are kind, curious and intelligent!

It is my duty to provide my students with the necessary tools and toys to help them reach their maximum potential. They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of independence and success.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to have active bodies yet attain to learning. My students will enjoy sharing toys while using brainstorming skills to solve STEM projects and toys. They almost always make good choices when they are given a variety of 'working for' choices such as Legos, blocks, etc. and get more work completed when they are motivated by tools and toys! Tools included such as wobble cushions, stools, STEM magnetics and Legos are just a few examples of how your generosity will help our little minds grow bigger!

My students are noticeably more engaged in their work and less disruptive of their peers when they are given choices of rewards and have the ability to be creative and move among the room.

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

This project will reach 8 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75" Height, 11.75" Width, 11.75" Length, Assorted Colors (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $50.07 1 $50.07
K'NEX - 52 Model Building Set - 618 Pieces - Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $36.97 1 $36.97
Seville Classics Mobile Toy Storage Organizer, 9-Bins in Fun Colors • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Large Emoji Pillows 4 Piece Set, 12 Inches / 30CM, Large Round Yellow Plush Emoji Pillow Set • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Children Hub 60pcs Magnetic Tiles Set - Premium Quality Educational Toys For Your Kids - Upgraded Version • Amazon Business $29.90 1 $29.90
Boley Kids Toy Cash Register - pretend play educational toy cash register with electronic sounds, play money, grocery toy and more! • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Stuffed Animal Bean Bag | Stuffed Animal Storage or Sack | Bean Bag Stuffed Animal Storage | Organization Stuffed Animal Premium Cotton Canvas Organizer Box for Kids Toys Household Supplies 38" • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Bristle Blocks Toy Building Blocks for Toddlers (85 Pieces in Case) • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island 21129 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Minecraft The Iron Golem 21123 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Laptop Bed Tray NNEWVANTE Laptop Desk for Bed Sofa Lap Desk Foldable Portable Standing Outdoor Camping Table, Breakfast Reading Tray Holder for Couch Floor Students Young Color(Yellow) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
|LAUNCH PRICE| Chew Necklaces Set - (4 PACK with Colored Cords + BONUS Pencil Topper) - Sensory Chew Toys for Autism, Biting, Teething, ADHD, SPD, Oral Motor Children, Kids, Boys, and Girls by Coolday • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pull Back Car, 20 Pcs Assorted Mini Truck Toy and Race Car Toy Kit Set, Funcorn Toys Play Construction Vehicle Playset Educational Preschool for Kids Children Party Favors Birthday Game Supplies • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
(Set of 3) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
(Set of 3) Natural Latex Stretch Foot Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands ,Workout ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs & Stretch Foot Band for Chairs by Rehab or Physical Therapy • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
ProSource Diameter Core Balance Cushion Exercise Disc Trainer Board with Pump, Blue, 14-Inch • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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