My students need 19 baseball gloves and 2 baseball batting tees.
Take us out to the ballgame!
I am a 4th grade teacher in a Title 1 school in California. I teach a 70/30 class, which means I teach the students that are transitioning from a bilingual education to an English only education. Most of my students are low income and are part of the free or reduced lunch program.
This year I have decided to teach a physical education unit on baseball and softball. I was very excited to teach my unit, until I was shocked by my school's lack of equipment. The school was only able to provide me with fifteen softballs and two bats. Despite the lack of equipment my students are eager to begin learning about baseball. I have started shopping yard sales and I have been able to personally purchase five baseball gloves. I have asked my students to bring their gloves in from home, and again I was shocked. Only 4 students had access to gloves, and most of my class had never even touched a baseball bat or knew how to play the sport. Teaching my baseball unit is impossible with the equipment I currently have.
In order to teach my students "America's National Pastime", I will need nineteen gloves, and two practice tees. I will be able to use these materials to add to my limited equipment supply. With the equipment purchase, I will be able to teach ALL of my students the fundamentals of baseball (how to hit, throw, and catch).
With your help, I will be able to "hit one out of the park" and use the gloves to begin teaching my current students and future students the love of the game!
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