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Mrs. Swisher from Westernport MD is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Exercise Back

My students need sets of engaging playground equipment, and replacement equipment.

  • $306 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I elementary school where 75% of our students receive free and reduced-price meals. It is a small town with a low socio-economic standing. Many of the students are part of a backpack program sponsored by the local churches, to have food over the weekends. These students are faced with challenges both in school and outside the classroom.

Despite the hardships they may face, my students come to school every day ready to learn and excited for their academic day.

They are great with technology and are eager to learn. From the time they walk in my classroom, I make sure the students know that I believe in them and that they have choices to make in life that will lead them to be productive members of our community.

My Project

Today, nearly 1 out of 4 children and teens in developed countries are overweight or obese. Those extra pounds put kids at risk for developing serious health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and asthma. Childhood obesity also takes an emotional toll. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors.

Lack of physical education in adolescents is one of the most common factors for childhood obesity.

Knowing that social media, technology and television gain most of their attention at home in the evenings, it is my goal to get students active and engaged on the playground while at school.

It is my goal to provide these students with equipment such as basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, jump ropes, and kickballs so that recess will be engaging for all students. In addition, it is my hope to be able to purchase items such as replacement basketball nets, bases, and mesh shirts so that the students are able to cooperate and play team activities.

Mrs. Swisher
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion PGSTUFF Homeroom Physical Education Pack, 17.9" Height, 26.2" Width, 10" Length • Amazon Business $120.97 1 $120.97
Adorox 12 Pack Adult - Teens Scrimmage Practice Jerseys Team Pinnies Sports Vest Soccer, Football, Basketball, Volleyball (6 Red and 6 Blue) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Katop Basketball Nets Heavy Duty All Weather Thick Net Replacement 12 Loops(Outdoor and Indoor) (White) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Spalding NBA Street Basketball - Official Size 7 (29.5") • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mesh Ball Bag With Shoulder Strap. 30 x 40 Inches with a Drawstring Closure. • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43

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