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Ms. Matthews from Rock Hill SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Exercise the Body and Mind: Transforming Behavior

Help me give my students physical and mental exercise equipment, including Snap Circuits, Design & Play STEAM Cars Kits, resistance bands, boxing gloves, and more, that will strengthen their bodies and minds.

  • $742 goal

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My Students

Our students' behaviors prevent them from attending their assigned schools. We serve students from grades kindergarten through 5th from all elementary schools in Rock Hill School District (South Carolina).

Our therapeutic program is designed to modify student behavior through training teachers and parents, teaching students, and transitioning students back to their home schools.

Most of our students come from low-income homes and receive counseling outside of the school. They are placed in our program due to disruptive behaviors. Our program is a last resort for many of our students and prevents them from being expelled from school. We give students an opportunity for a fresh start on life.

We equip students, parents, and teachers with strategies and techniques to support good mental health in and out of the school setting. We also teach students learning strategies and academic content to experience success in school.

A student is transitioned back to his/her school once he/she is able to complete school work and interact with others without disrupting the learning environment.

My Project

The equipment provided by this project will give the students tools and strategies to reduce or eliminate disruptive behaviors. I will use this equipment for all students (grades K-5) in our program.

Physical exercise improves memory, increases attention span, reduces anxiety, and enhances creativity.

Research shows that strong proprioception (awareness of the position and movement of the body) improves a person's attention span. We will use the exercise equipment and Crocodile Hop Floor Game as part of our weekly routine. Use of the balance boards and resistance bands will help improve the students' attention spans. We have punching bags in our classrooms but no kid boxing gloves. Our students use the punching bags to let off steam when they are upset and as an incentive for completing work and good behavior. The Crocodile Hop Floor Game gives our younger students (grades K-2) the opportunity to exercise and cooperate with one another.

The STEAM kits, Snap Circuit kits, and kinetic sand build attention span, creativity, and background knowledge. Our students will work with one another to reach a common goal with these hands-on learning tools.

Ms. Matthews
Grades 3-5
More than half 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 75 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits® STEM • AKJ Education $38.25 2 $76.50
TT571 - Design & Play STEAM Cars Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
AAPOZZ Resistance Bands Set with Handle - 17Pcs Including 7 Exercise Stackable Bands,2 Door Anchors,2 Comfortable Handles, 2 Ankle Straps, 2 Cooling Towels,Guide and Carry Bag for Resistance Training • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Snap Circuits® Jr. 100-in-1 • AKJ Education $26.86 2 $53.72
Crocodile Hop Floor Game • Nasco $44.95 1 $44.95
PP752 - Vehicle Building Engineering Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT573 - Design & Play STEAM Planes Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
TT572 - Design & Play STEAM Boats Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
Snap Circuits® Beginner • AKJ Education $19.20 2 $38.40
Venum Contender Boxing Gloves - Black/Purple - 8-Ounce • Amazon Business $32.19 1 $32.19
Sanabul Kids Boxing Kickboxing Training Gloves (6 oz, Dino Jungle) • Amazon Business $23.48 1 $23.48
Relevant Play Shape It Sand White - 5 lb. Box • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Hawk Sports Kids Boxing Gloves for Kids Children Youth Punching Bag Kickboxing Muay Thai Mitts MMA Training Sparring Gloves (Black, 4 oz) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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