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Ms. Kierst from Dallas TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Having a Ball

My students need a dozen colorful bouncy balls, foamy building blocks and pattern blocks.

  • $467 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help us stay active while learning about art. My students, like so many children of today need more exercise!

Our students spend long days cooped up in mostly windowless classrooms.

Many classes have no scheduled recess because teachers are concerned that they won't have enough time to cover all of the curriculum. I make it my goal to help keep our kids active in whatever way I can.

My Project

I take my students out for active art games and reward recesses as often as possible. The balls we are asking for will be used to teach color theory through active play. We are also requesting building and pattern blocks which we will use to explore architecture, patterns and tessellations. As a kinder through 5th grade art teacher, I serve 22 classes, totaling over 400 students. So, you can see that your donation will help many children. With these supplies, we expect to keep our students active for years to come.

Exercise and Art are important to a child's development.

Studies show that both have a positive impact on learning and emotional well being. We thank you in advance for your marvelous generosity. We love our donors.

Ms. Kierst
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 435 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL FOAM TECHNOSKIN MED BOUNCE 160MM SET OF 6 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $75.99 2 $151.98
BLOCKS WONDERFOAM ASSORTED 68 PC • School Specialty Inc. $34.67 4 $138.68
BLOCKS JUMBO FOAM PATTERN SET OF 250 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty Inc. $18.99 2 $37.98

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