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Mrs. McDonald from Dallas TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Down, Set, Hike & Donate!

Help me give my students a variety of sport balls for collaborative play during recess and free play.

  • $330 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 3rd grade math and science in Dallas, Texas. I have wonderful classroom filled with amazing students from all over the world! At my school we have a joint vision in building the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, and mentally.

This being my first year in third grade I was amazed to see students collaborate and think creatively during recess.

It is heart-warming to see students who don't work together in the classroom regularly find each other during free play.

With this being said out of 42 students we only have on average 3 students who bring various types of balls to play with. The students who bring are always very inclusive and never turn anyone away who wants to play. However, many of these rotating balls are deteriorating and I would like to provide my students with a new variety of balls. With this donation I will continue to encourage my students to play their favorites like Jackpot, GaGa Ball, Basketball, and Soccer.

My Project

Providing my students with a variety of sports balls will in turn increase cooperative learning in our classroom. As time has gone by I have seen my students transfer collaboration from recess into an academic setting.

In such a tech heavy world with passive screen time I see how much my students appreciate team sports and imaginative play.

I would like to continue to encourage something my students already enjoy on a daily basis. My goal is to increase the accessibility of various sports balls to my students and to our grade level.

In addition to recess, I plan to incorporate the selected variety of balls into our math and science classroom to increase engagement. My partner teacher and I are committed to take our high spread student interest of sports into an academic setting.

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Mrs. McDonald
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 42 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spalding NBA Street Outdoor Basketball, Size 5 - Youth (27.5"), Orange • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Wilson NFL MVP Junior Football with Pump and Tee, Brown • Amazon Business $14.95 4 $59.80
American Brasilia Soccer Ball (Lime, 4) • Amazon Business $19.25 2 $38.50
American Challenge Brasilia Soccer Ball (Raspberry, 4) • Amazon Business $19.25 2 $38.50
GoSports 7" Inflatable Dodgeball 6 Pack - No Sting Balls - Includes Ball Pump & Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wilson Outdoor Soft Play Volleyball (Blue) • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94

Materials cost

$246.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$280.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.48

Total project goal

$329.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.87

2 Donors

-$116.04

Donations toward project cost

-$100.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.91

match offer

-$212.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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