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Ms. LaFayette from Seattle WA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Extreme Learning

Help me give my students more fun and safety with new skateboard pads!

  • $716 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have families from all over the world walking through our doors each day. The richness that comes from different backgrounds and cultures is phenomenal. Many of our students are just learning to speak English. Some are struggling with the challenges that they experienced in refugee camps.

The thing that brings us all together is the desire to play and move.

We want to run, dance, roll, spin, jump, and climb! While our blacktop is popular to neighborhood families, we do not have a climber on our playground so our climbing wall is essential to our student's ability to work on upper body strength, as well as motor planning. My classes offer students challenges that help them increase strength and endurance, as well as improving the brain and body's readiness to learn.

As most of our students come from families that are living in poverty, we don't have many boys and girls that have the chance to play on a sports team or go to a climbing gym for classes. We need our school to meet many more needs than the average school.

My Project

About 2 years ago I received a grant to purchase skateboarding equipment. This has become our favorite unit of practice! Students are engaged and excited to participate. The skateboards and helmets that we chose have been great and are holding strong. However, the pads are falling apart super fast.

We need to replace the knee and elbow pads and the wrist guards in order to continue learning how to skateboard.

We have added an after school program with a local non profit so the learning can continue, but only if we have all of the safety gear that we need. Please help us keep rolling with this exciting activity!

Ms. LaFayette
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 346 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BONEShieldz Adult Tarmac 360 Multi-Sport Protective Set (S) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $17.99 20 $359.80
BONEShieldz Youth Tarmac 360 Multi-Sport Protective Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $10.99 15 $164.85

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