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Mr. Barnes from Detroit MI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hoop Dreams

My students need 36 basketballs for physical education. Our playground balls are shaped like eggs and make learning ball skills difficult.

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

With 700 students coming to physical education each week our equipment really gets a workout. We are using playground balls to try to get through the semester but bouncing those eggs makes learning ball skills difficult. The younger students k-2 have a really hard time controlling the ball.

My students range from K through the 8th grade including special education and hearing impaired students.

At DE/MS in Michigan, our students are eager learners who enjoy physical education, and a variety of different sports, but especially basketball.

My Project

We are requesting new basketballs to help our students accomplish our physical education goals for the 2011-2012 school year. We have limited resources to purchase equipment and frequently have to share the small amount that we have. A donation from donors choose would allow each student to have their own ball in class and help them learn to dribble.

A donation from donors choose will make a huge difference in our students ability to learn in physical education classes.

Eggs are okay for eating but playing basketball with them is difficult at best.

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Mr. Barnes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL BASKETBALL JR CELLULAR RUBBER SET OF 6 • Sportime, Inc $59.18 6 $355.08

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