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Mrs. J. from Worcester MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cubs on the Court!

Help me give my students new basketballs as we learn the rules of the game and how to be a team.

  • $534 goal

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My Students

At my school, the teachers, staff, parents, and community strive to give our students the best we can. Many of our students and families struggle with things like structure, routine, food, and finances. Language is another factor that makes our students so special, but also can create another hurdle for them to jump. We are a melting pot of languages, cultures, personalities, dreams, and goals. We will learn so much together and even more from each other.

When working with students who have struggled outside of school, it is important to create a community that is safe and supportive.

Students need so much more than math instruction and reading groups, they need love, understanding, and strategies for success. They also need healthy coping strategies and ways to calm their crazy world.

We are very proud to be a team. We work together each and every day to tackle math problems, understand texts, ask questions and help each other to do our best. Our team is dedicated to become the best readers, writers, thinkers, and workers that we can be!

My Project

Two years ago my school was asked to join a basketball league and I jumped at the opportunity to coach. Along with 3 other volunteer coaches, I coach 4th-6th grade students, some of which have never played a team sport or basketball. We practice each week and play games on Saturday mornings.

Our very own set of basketballs and tools would be a great way to start our 3rd season as a basketball team.

Our team is made up of students, teachers and families that are dedicated to the game of basketball and what it takes to be a part of a team.

While we have our gym/recess basketballs, our team deserves their own set of basketballs that we can take care of and use to facilitate practices. We value the short amount of time we have to practice and having our own balls help us immensely. The coaching boards will improve our ability to coach as many of our students are second language learners and rely heavily on visuals. We are also excited for the 2018-2019 basketball season to begin!

Mrs. J.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 24 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson NCAA Replica Game Basketball (28.5") • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 10 $299.90
Sport Write Pro Basketball Coaching Board • DICK'S Sporting Goods $29.99 2 $59.98
Nike Ball Pump 3 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $10.00 1 $10.00
Nike Ball Pump • DICK'S Sporting Goods $10.00 1 $10.00

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