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Ms. Lombardi from Providence RI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adaptive Dance Matters

Help me give my students cool ways to explore movement and new ways to practice healthy social skills!

  • $194 goal

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My Students

My students are a dynamic, versatile group of high schoolers. Two sections are special needs students, while the others are a mixture of students I have had previously and brand new ninth graders! I am delighted to be returning to JSEC for my third year and to bring a fresh approach to teaching Dance in a public school setting.

Many of our students have experienced trauma but also lack problem-solving skills and emotion control.

In addition to guiding my students in finding their voice through dance, I want to continue to create a reflective space for them to practice mindfulness and healthy expressionism.

My Project

These materials will provide my exceptional needs, English Language Learner and regular education students with the opportunity to expand their creativity and social skills.

I have been on a mission to bring more tactile learning tools into my classroom to instill lesson plans that are engaging, comprehensible for all levels and accomplish national dance standards.

However, due to a lack of personal and department funding, I have not been able to accomplish this goal.

Teaching dance in public education for the past three years has given me a new sense of purpose as an educator and independent artist. I look forward to sharing these innovative materials with my kiddos!

Ms. Lombardi
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JumpOff Jo Rocksteady Balance Stepping Stones for Kids - Set of 6 Balance Blocks (3 Sizes Included, 2 Small, 2 Large, 2 Extra Large) - Promotes Balance & Coordination • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Artoflifer Hole Tarp Team Building Game Activities Teamwork Group Learning Fun Playing L94xW57 inches with 8 Balls Size 2.8 inches Diameter • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Create Your Own Toss 'n Talk-About Ball • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Super Z Outlet Nylon Cornhole Bean Bags Toy Set Sack Hand Toss Games Weights for Kids (5" x 5" Assorted Colors) (12 Pack) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
16 Pieces Plastic Multicolor Toss Rings for Speed and Agility Practice Games, Carnival, Garden, Backyard, Outdoor Games, Toss Ring Game (16 Pieces Size A) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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