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Mrs. Kalicki from Brooklyn NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students game volleyballs, a cart for carrying the volleyballs, and privacy dividers.

  • $595 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come into class every day ready to learn. They enjoy the challenges they face but they yearn for something more.

They are enthusiastic about school and are also becoming more enthusiastic about math.

My students love working in groups together to create projects to display in the classroom as well as in the hallways for other students to see.

Thirty percent of my students are classified as children with special needs. The simplest task, using the school computers to design their projects, gets them so excited.

How can we close the achievement gap when students do not have the necessary materials to succeed? A review of student grades and school-wide data indicate that students with disabilities are the lowest performing sub-group at our high school. Materials such as student laptops open opportunities for engagement in the math classroom.

My Project

How can we run an effective athletic program when students do not have the necessary equipment to succeed?

The students on the volleyball team have the skills to succeed but not the equipment.

Many of these students see after school activities as an outlet for the stressful lives they lead everyday. They come to practice ready and eager to play but have limited equipment. Our goal is to offer the fullest opportunities for the students to get exercise, learn to be cooperative, and how to be a team player. Sports not only enhance the students for better fitness, but helps them to become higher achievers as studies show that exercises help their tests scores. Our athletes have increasingly limited amount of resources, such as sport equipment available to them. However, they need this equipment to be successful on the court and off the court.

By having access to new volleyballs and a ball carrier the student athletes will become extraordinary rather than ordinary.

The students will utilize the volleyballs to improve their skills while learning to work as a team. Through volleyball they are building communication skills, leadership abilities, and gaining confidence. These important skills will carry with them beyond high school. They are hardworking girls in the classroom and they hope to carry this hardworking and dedication onto the court.

The privacy dividers are essential for administering exams in the math classroom and also help students with disabilities focus during class time and become more successful students.

The flash drives are necessary for helping students save work they create during class and be able to continue work at home or another day in class.

Mrs. Kalicki
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baden Perfection Hammock Cart • DICK'S Sporting Goods $199.99 1 $199.99
JJ638 - Privacy Dividers - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 3 $104.97
Molten FLISTATEC Volleyball - Official NCAA Men's Volleyball, Red/White/Blue • Amazon Business $51.33 2 $102.66
Samsung 32GB BAR (METAL) USB 3.0 Flash Drive (MUF-32BA/AM) • Amazon Business $20.30 2 $40.60

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