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Mrs. Carr from Phoenix AZ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Body and Mind

My students need footballs and soccer balls to exercise their bodies before exercising their minds.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of my third grade students come from low income single parent homes. Unfortunately, many of the parents are uneducated and not able to help their children develop reading skills. On the first day of school, more than 90% of the students that entered my classroom were not reading at a third grade level. These students are hard working and goal oriented, they just need reading materials that will help them to develop the reading skills they need in order to achieve their academic goals.

My students are part of a T.E.A.M.

because we believe that Together Everyone Achieves Mastery. At the end of the year, my third graders must pass an online state test in order to go to fourth grade. These students struggle with using technology. Technology integration is crucial for academic achievement. I know that by incorporating technology into our daily lessons we will reach our goals, and become third grade readers.

My Project

There have been multiple research studies proving that physical activity helps increase mental focus in classrooms. I make a point to take brain breaks and provide recess for my students. Unfortunately, the amount of time and resources to promote physical activity is very limited.

I want to help students make the most of their time on the playground.

Not only will team games increase the chances of all students feeling included on the playground, but it will also lower the risk of students becoming bored and making poor decisions while outdoors. I am requesting jump ropes, footballs, basketballs, and soccer balls to help students stay active during recess time. This will help students get their wiggles out before sitting through classroom instruction.

Mrs. Carr
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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 28 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wilson GST Prestige Elite Leather Official Football - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $84.99 1 $84.99
SEE SAW • Teachers' School Supply $51.99 1 $51.99
Nike Vapor 48 Football - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $35.00 1 $35.00
Wilson NCAA All-Surface Rubber Basketball (28.5) - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 2 $23.98
Under Armour 295 Spongetech Mini Basketball - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 2 $19.98
Umbro Arturo Soccer Ball - Pink - 3 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.97 2 $19.94
Nike Youth Spin 3 Football - Crimson/Black • DICK'S Sporting Goods $15.00 1 $15.00
adidas EPP Glider Soccer Ball - Blue - 4 • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.97 1 $11.97
Plastic Jump Rope Length: 8' L • Teachers' School Supply $2.90 4 $11.60

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