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Ms. Gay from Lake Charles LA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Drumming for Success!

Help me give my students the yoga balls they will need to do a DrumFit unit. The laundry baskets are an inexpensive way to keep the balls stationary as well as store their sticks in.

  • $894 goal

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My Students

I work at a Title I school. Our entire population qualifies for free lunch and most are economically disadvantaged. There is also a large special education population.

P.E.

fosters an outlet for students to feel some success and expend excess energy. In addition, I integrate other subjects into my P.E. lessons to support overall academic success. Success leads to fewer behavioral issues and increases self-confidence.

Kinesthetic learning taps into the body's procedural memory, which makes learning last a lifetime.

Students are able to make connections from my lessons to things being learned in their classrooms. Some students may feel success in P.E. whereas they struggle in the regular classroom setting.

My Project

Finding innovative ways to encourage students to work out is something I strive for in our P.E. program. Motivated students are less likely to have behavioral issues and they don't realize they are working out.

DrumFit promotes physical literacy and personal fitness for students of all ages.

It is a non-competitive program that allows everyone to get fit together. It also aligns with our state standards.

Unfortunately, I do not have enough funds each year to purchase the equipment needed for DrumFit. I have found that it would be cheaper to purchase comparable equipment elsewhere.

The students will use the drumsticks to beat on the balls. The baskets are to stabilize the balls and for storage.

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

Equity Focus

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 240 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 12178006 1.5 Bushel/53 Liter Ultra Square Laundry Basket, White Basket w/ Titanium Inserts, Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $47.06 4 $188.24
URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym • Amazon Business $20.99 5 $104.95
URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym • Amazon Business $20.37 5 $101.85
URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym • Amazon Business $20.37 5 $101.85
URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym • Amazon Business $20.37 5 $101.85
EDMBG Lot of 24 PAIRS - 7B WOOD TIP NATURAL MAPLE DRUMSTICKS - PRO 48 DRUM STICKS NEW • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball Chair Stand - 1-Piece Base for Yoga, Swiss, Stability and Office Balance Balls - Use for Sitting, Pregnancy Exercises or Gym Workout Routine • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Vic Firth American Classic® 7A • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$661.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$57.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$759.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.03

Total project goal

$893.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$893.55

2 Donors

-$893.55

Donations toward project cost

-$759.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$134.03

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