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Ms. Fazio from Springfield OH is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Mood Through Movement!

My students need a data projector in order to view and learn the dances and yoga in the DVDs also included in my request.

  • $689 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am an intervention specialist who works with a small caseload of students who have behavioral or mental health challenges. They're simply amazing. Many of my students take medication that makes it very difficult to remain at a healthy weight. Exercise and yoga can help them manage their moods.

My school is in an urban setting that serves children from kindergarten to eighth grade, and I have all ages on my caseload.

The students are all on free/reduced meals, as we work with children in poverty. All of our students participate in fitness or martial arts daily. However, my students prefer dancing! Many of my students are very overweight, in part due to medication for their illnesses. Each morning we meet and discuss behavior goals. One reward they all agree on is dance time! Most of my students have extreme difficulty remaining in the academic learning environment all eight hours. Due to the nature of their disabilities, they must frequently come to me to regroup and calm down daily. Sometimes they need physical activity to burn excess energy or elevate moods, and sometimes they need to center their energy and practice mindfulness. This project can help them do both!

My Project

I've requested the following: Epson PowerLite S17 LCD projector , DVD HIP HOP STEPS AND ROUTINES, DVD DANCES OF 50'S 60'S 70'S AND 80'S, and DVD EASY SERIES YOGA WORKOUT TRIPACK. These items will make it possible for my students to use movement to improve their moods! They will be able to see the DVDs using the projector, and the DVDs I've chosen will help them dance to elevate mood and use yoga when they need to center their energies.

This project has amazing potential to improve their lives.

By using movement to help stabilize their moods, they will be learning to self-regulate in addition to maintaining a healthy weight. This can also lead to improved self-esteem, social skills, and academic performance. This has the potential to help them really become physically and mentally healthy adults with solid academic foundations!

Ms. Fazio
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson PowerLite S17 LCD projector • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
DVD DANCES OF 50'S 60'S 70'S AND 80'S • School Specialty $60.79 1 $60.79
DVD EASY SERIES YOGA WORKOUT TRIPACK • School Specialty $37.04 1 $37.04
DVD HIP HOP STEPS AND ROUTINES • School Specialty $25.17 1 $25.17

Materials cost

$522.99

Vendor shipping charges

$24.30

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$585.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.26

Total project goal

$688.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$688.39

3 Donors

-$686.04

Donations toward project cost

-$583.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.61

match offer

-$2.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$1.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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