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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Disc Golf...Par for the Course to Health and Fitness

My students need 4 ultimate disc toss target lawn games and a discatcher traveler target.

  • $370 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as a New Language Learners in any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our newly adopted and rigorous Common Core-based curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

My students don't get out much. They spend most of their days in school and even the time spent outside is restricted to the schoolyard and one crowded city playground located adjacent to our school. We learn many sports and games in PE and most are common city games. I do like, however, to expose them to other sports and games that they might have the opportunity to play if they ever venture out of the city.

Disc golf is a fun game with frisbee discs that are thrown at a disc pole target with a basket and chains.

The disc poles are arranged on a course with different par levels assigned based on level of difficulty. Disc golf courses are usually free and offer participants an opportunity to have fun while enjoying the great outdoors. While I can't take my students on a trip to the country, I can teach them the basics of disc golf in the gymnasium. The disc toss target lawn games and discatcher travel target will let my students learn to toss discs at targets. It will give them another fun way to exercise, socialize, and improve their health and fitness.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Festival Outdoor Backyard Ultimate Disc Toss Target Lawn Game Like Frisbee Golf Comes With 4 Flying Discs and Carrying Case • Amazon Business $38.49 4 $153.96
Innova Champion Discs DISCatcher Traveler, Blue • Amazon Business $125.93 1 $125.93

Materials cost

$279.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$314.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.43

Total project goal

$369.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.52

10 Donors

-$187.64

Donations toward project cost

-$183.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.35

match offer

-$153.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$130.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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