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Ms. Deana from Saint Paul MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Start Our PreK Day With Activities for Self-Regulation!

Help me give my students the ability to self-regulate at the beginning of their day with the edx Education Step-a-Logs - Balance Beam for Kids, the little dove wood balance board, and Little Dynamo Balance Stepping Stones.

  • $732 goal

This project expired on February 12, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our PreK students are curious, creative, and energetic four and five-year-olds! Our school is located on the east side of St. Paul, MN, where one hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. Ninety-five percent of our students are children of color. Most of our students have difficulty getting their basic needs met, much less have money for the extras. We are an inclusive setting where two-thirds of our students are typically developing and one-third have special needs like developmental delays and autism.

My Project

These materials and equipment will allow my general and special education PreK students to start their day off right! Before they enter the classroom, the student will embark on a gross motor sensory walk. They will encounter activities to engage their minds and bodies while practicing their balance, experiencing new tactile textures, direction following, eye/foot and eye/hand coordination, and crossing midline/body awareness. The sensory walk will be taught to the students so that they are eventually able to be self-directed and do it independently. The sensory path will benefit all children in the classroom by allowing them to make a positive transition from sometimes chaotic homes to our fun and safe school environment.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
little dove Wood Balance Board Wobbel Balance Board Kid Yoga Board Curvy Board - Wooden Rocker Board Kid Size Wood • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Little Dynamo | Balance Stepping Stones for Kids | Set of 8 Hilltop and Riverstones (4 Sizes: XL L M S) with Grip Upgrade | Montessori and Gross Motor Skills Toys for Toddlers | Gymnastics for Kids • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
edx Education Step-a-Logs - Balance Beam for Kids - Indoor and Outdoor - Stackable - Build Coordination and Confidence - Physical and Imaginative Play • Amazon Business $49.50 1 $49.50
CLOVER DOTS, 7 inch Large Carpet Spot Circles, 35 Sitting Markers per Pack for Teachers and Children in Kindergarten and Preschool Classrooms, 7 Bright Colors • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Abilitations RollEase Foam Rolling Pin Calmer, 32 Inches, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $39.31 1 $39.31
Fat Brain Toys Teeter Popper with Handles, Plastic Concave Balance Board for Children, Green • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Playskool Sit ‘n Spin Classic Spinning Activity Toy for Toddlers Ages Over 18 Months (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Hop & Count Hopscotch Rug (Play Space & Room Decor, Sturdy Woven Floor Rug, Durable Materials, Skid-Proof Backing, 27” H x 5.5” W x 5.5” L) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
American Educational Products Hand Markers, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Spot On Arrows Carpet Markers 8-inch (TCR77003) • Amazon Business $12.46 2 $24.92
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
48 Pieces Colorful Feet Carpet Markers Foot-Shaped Floor Markers for Home Classroom, 7 Inches • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
POCO DIVO 6-ft Play Tunnel Kids Tent Children Pop-up Toy Tube • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
ALEX Active Monkey Balance Board • Amazon Business $18.56 1 $18.56
American Educational Products Curved Arrow Markers, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Faswin Indoor/Outdoor Agility Cones Sports Soccer Flexible Cone Sets, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
AIEX 36 Pack Carpet Spot Markers Nylon Carpet Spot Sit Markers Circles Marker Dots with Numbers 1 to 36 for Kindergarten Preschool Kids and Teachers (6 Colors) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
SIQUK 80 Pieces Carpet Spots Marker Carpet Sit Spots Sticky Spot Markers Carpet Hook and Loop Carpet Markers for Classroom, 10 Colors • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Just Jump It Set of 2 EZ Steppers - Active Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Kids - Can Stepper Toys - Blue • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
GHB Pro Agility Ladder Agility Training Ladder Speed Flat Rung with Carrying Bag 12 Rungs • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$583.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.77

Total project goal

$731.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$731.79

2 Donors

-$366.00

Donations toward project cost

-$311.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.90

match offer

-$365.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$310.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.87

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$0.00

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