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Ms. LaGrappe from Houston TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cruising Through Cardio

My students need to advance to a higher level through the use of technology and music, using a state of the art sound system, ipod, and camera to document progress.

  • $2,622 goal

This project expired on January 9, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Can you climb more than one flight of stairs without getting winded? I want to be sure that my elementary physical education students can.

My students are in kindergarten through fifth grade.

I teach elementary physical education. The school is a large suburban school in an area just short of being urban. The population is diverse. As the district demographics have changed in recent years, our campus mirrors those changes. It is a great challenge to find money to replace equipment as it becomes worn and even more difficult to add new, updated sound equipment.

My Project

Since it is a great challenge to replace worn equipment, this project is an exciting opportunity. The equipment would infuse new excitement into the PE program as students would be thrilled to see and use the spin jammers, hoops, fleece balls, steps, and potato sacks. The technology (sound equipment and camera) will add new opportunities for enhancing the total physical education experience for the students. Having the storage cart, book of noodle games, and bases are added bonuses for my program. The students will be eager to move to the music while using the new equipment to increase their cardio endurance and improve their heart health.

The chance to add this amount of equipment and resources for my pe program is a rare opportunity and comes at a time of high need.

Please consider helping us improve cardio health by providing these requested materials.

Ms. LaGrappe
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 975 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Equipment Totemaster™ • Nasco $184.50 2 $369.00
6-Color Set of 9" Poly Spots • Nasco $18.45 12 $221.40
4" Fleece Ball Set • Nasco $21.95 10 $219.50
MOVband Classic • Nasco $19.95 7 $139.65
Nikon - Coolpix S3500 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Silver • Best Buy for Business $139.99 1 $139.99
Apple® iPod® nano - digital player • Best Buy for Business $139.99 1 $139.99
6" Steps® • Nasco $138.95 1 $138.95
“Skinny” No-Kink Hoops - 36" Dia. • Nasco $45.75 2 $91.50
Megaphone - 12- to 25-Watt 1,000-yd. Range • Nasco $81.50 1 $81.50
Set of 6 Kaleid-A-Color™ 28" x 40" Mesh Ball Bags • Nasco $38.95 2 $77.90
9" dia. SpinJammer® • Nasco $3.21 22 $70.62
Anatomy Models Set (all 4 models) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $67.11 1 $67.11
SpinJammer® School Pack - 9" dia. • Nasco $64.95 1 $64.95
Potato Sacks • Nasco $26.95 2 $53.90
Indoor/Outdoor Throw Down Base Set - Orange • Nasco $9.45 4 $37.80
Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.00 1 $29.00
Chicken and Noodle Games: 141 Fun Activities with Innovative Equipment • Nasco $21.75 1 $21.75
SanDisk - 16GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Memory Card • Best Buy for Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Lowepro - Geneva 10 Camera Case - Black • Best Buy for Business $5.68 1 $5.68

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