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Ms. Pedersen from Thornton CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Student Fitness and Teamwork Through Fun Activities

Help me give my students the opportunity to improve their fitness, coordination, strength, and teamwork abilities.

  • $587 goal

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My Students

My students are 14-20 years old. They are single parents, immigrants, workers, and many times those students that others have given up on. My students are wonderful, kind, and courageous. They have big hearts and bigger challenges. They attend our alternative education center in order to improve their lives and those of their families, often their children.

My students often have familial responsibilities disproportionate to their ages including their own children, younger siblings, illnesses without proper medical care, elderly family members, and underemployment.

My students personify generational poverty. And yet, they want to make a difference in our world and to help others to make a difference as well. Despite carrying adult sized burdens.

My Project

Fitness, teamwork, and athletic skill are areas that our students struggle with and need expanded exercise opportunities to fill this deficit. Our obstacle course and skill practice activities will help our students to demonstrate skills in variety of physical activities and sports, enhance physical fitness, and improve their teamwork skills. All of these skills will help our students to better participate and compete on our basketball, volleyball, and soccer teams. In addition, their "teamwork skills (will) not only strengthen the individual players on the field, but (will) directly translate to important skills in other parts of their lives" (Tom Bowen, 2017)

Ms. Pedersen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Create-A-Course - Colorful Poly-Vinyl Markers 48 pc. Set • Amazon Business $106.98 2 $213.96
Prextex 3 in 1 Carnival Combo Set Cornhole Bean Bags Ring Toss Game and Plastic Cone Set 26 Piece Set • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Sportime Jump Ropes, 7 Feet, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $8.64 5 $43.20
Atomic Athletics 6 Pack of Neon Rubber Playground Footballs – Youth Size 7, 10.5" Balls with Air Pump and Mesh Storage Bag by K-Roo Sports • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Eco Walker 8inch Numbered Floor Spot Markers Set of 5 (1-10) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 1 $24.49
Champion Sports Speed Ring Set • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
Sportime Playground Rubber Balls, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $17.28 1 $17.28

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