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Mr. Vesco from Frontenac KS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ditch Those Desks!

My students need 20 yoga mats.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is an extremely fun and engaging place. Every morning, we start the day off by quoting Mr. J.E. Skeets, host of the The Starters on NBATV. "Good Day Sweet World!" can be heard proudly down our hallway. In our classroom, we are more than classmates, we are a family.

Our school is in a small, rural district in the Kansas.

Even though we are a small, rural district, I believe our students deserve a world-class education. For the past few years, our school has focused on developing leadership skills in students. The results have been incredible! This leadership development has created students who are taking charge of their learning. It has created students who are proactive. It has created students who are solving problems and issues on their own and together. The students in our school are very creative and intelligent. Whether it's at the Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Young Author's Conference, Living Museum, or musical programs, the students in our school always give their best effort and shine. It's an honor to come to this school everyday and be a part of it! I feel it is time to rethink and re-imagine learning spaces in classrooms. Traditional desks and chairs worked great for teaching the 3 R's. In today's society, the 3 R's are not enough. Our students must learn the 4 C's (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) to help them better succeed. That is why I am wanting to ditch the desks and create spaces that foster these skills.

My Project

This project requests a classroom set of Omkara Eco Friendly Mat for Yoga and Pilates. I will to set up the room to have spaces for small groups to work and share. Students will be able to move around the classroom to form these groups and having these yoga mats to sit or lay on while working will make it more comfortable. These mats will also be great resource to get the students more physical activity in the classroom. Students will be able to take full advantage of these mats while using GoNoodle or Cosmic Kids Yoga.

Donations to this project will make our classroom a more inviting place to learn.

Students will be able to collaborate, create, critically think, and communicate with each other better because of your donations. Students will be able to get more physical activity in the classroom, which will make for a healthier and happier child. Thank you for your consideration!

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Mr. Vesco
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Yoga Mat - Omkara Eco Friendly Mat for Yoga and Pilates - Lotus Design - Blue • Amazon $10.97 20 $219.40

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