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Mrs. Kessler from Columbus OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Going Gaga for Gaga Ball!

Help me give my students a gaga pit to make recess more fun and to get them ready to learn in the classroom!

  • $2,522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderfully diverse group of kindergarten through fifth graders in an inner city school in Columbus, Ohio. Some of our students were born in the United States and many have come to the United States from Nepal, Mexico, Ghana, Rwanda, Somalia and many more places around the world. These amazing kids work, play and learn together every day.

When you are working with people and building relationships with them, it helps you gain some perspective and understanding of their cultures.

Our students are learning to function in a multicultural, multiethnic environment.

My Project

We need a Gaga pit for our playground! Gaga ball is a fast-paced, high energy sport played inside an octagon-shaped pit. Quick turn-overs allow players many opportunities to practice the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping. It's really fun and easy and everyone gets a serious workout!

Exercise not only energizes your body, but it also kick starts your brain.

Research shows that physical exercise releases proteins in the brain that can actually help improve your memory and increase your cognitive performance. Exercise benefits the brain as much as the body, and that's always a good deal for students.

Mrs. Kessler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 FT GAGA PIT - (32) 100-BORDER12 INCH & (16) 100-GAGASTANCHION • School Specialty $1,895.57 1 $1,895.57

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