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Mrs. Forsythe from Summerville SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gettin' Handy With Weights

My students need 1 one pound hand weights to use during special learning activities to help with building strength.

  • $208 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 2nd at a Title I school in South Carolina where a little more than half of the students come from low-income backgrounds and receive free breakfast and lunch everyday. Because most students come from low income households, they lack the opportunities to increase wellness and build strength.

The best part of my students is their willingness to learn and participate in group activities using music.

I believe that students learn much better when instruction is infused with opportunities to use movement and exercise. My lessons are created to improve a child's mind as well as their body.

My Project

Due to the evolution of technology, there are far more inactive children than ever before. It seems that many children today are more comfortable sitting and playing on a cell phone, tablet, or computer than exercising or playing outdoors.

I am on a mission to bring a love for healthy living choices to my students.

My school has clubs every week for students to participate in activities that they are interested in outside of academics. My club incorporates dancing and exercising to music. I would like to add weights this year to help students build balance and arm strength. With the 1 pound weights, students will follow the instructor with simple arm exercises and squats.

Mrs. Forsythe
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
self Soft Hand Weights, 2-Pound, Green • Amazon Business $4.49 30 $134.70

Materials cost

$134.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$176.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.10

Total project goal

$207.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$207.32

5 Donors

-$145.00

Donations toward project cost

-$130.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$54.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$46.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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