You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Davis from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Body, Energy, Space, and Time of Dance

My students need polyspots, ribbons, and bands to explore space while dancing and moving freely and organized.

  • $329 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a population of over 1,000 students, ages 3-13 (preK-8) with many diverse learning styles. In a typical week of dance instruction, students look forward to the interaction of movement and creativity. During dance class, students move freely, explore pathways, create spatial designs and body shapes. They learn a variety of circle and line dances, creative movement, specific techniques and genres of dance. They also learn to choreograph dances of their own, planning dynamic spatial designs and integrating elements of forms and tempo. An average class size is 30 students, so the space and variety of tools can reach all learning styles during a dance class.

My Project

My students need to be able to use the visual and tactile materials and props during dance. The polyspots provide a visual and tactile learner to develop spatial awareness and design. The ribbons and bands guide students to understand empty and positive space. The bands and ribbons enhance shape, energy qualities, and moving to a variety of tempos while dancing.

The polyspots, ribbons, and bands are essential teaching tools that all PreK-8th grade students can use.

Students will use the spots to create dynamic spaces during dance. They dance in circles, lines, and other dynamic pathways. Visual and kinesthetic learners, in particular, benefit from the strategy of using polyspots for understanding the importance of space in dance. The bands enhance shape making and understanding the dance element of empty space particularly for tactile learners, also. I know firsthand from researching best dance teaching methods that all three materilas will help me provide the best learning experiences for every student that I teach.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Davis is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SHAPESHIFTERS - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $70.99 2 $141.98
SPOT MARKERS UTILITY/SEQUENCING 10 INCH - SPORTIME- SET OF 6 • School Specialty $11.28 6 $67.68
RIBBON WANDS RAINBOW 36'' SET OF 6 • School Specialty $13.84 1 $13.84

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2583650],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3373521,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":999,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Davis","authorIds":{"2583650":{"owner":"Ms. Davis","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3373521],"proposalHash":"927809227","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1565318061013","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20494337,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTQ4NjUwOA==","MjMyNDA2MA==","MjM3NjYxMA==","NTcwOTczNA=="],"teacherId":2583650,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}