My students live in inner-city Memphis, where the lower achieving schools (like mine) receive fewer state funds, which directly correlates to lower state testing scores. (Less money, less achievement) I know research states that the more the kids "GET MOVING", the better prepared they are to "LEARN" things on the tests.
As a motivated, 4th-year Physical Education teacher, I am trying to revamp the outdated, traditional seating for my students.
I want them to benefit from the latest research, just like the kids in the more well-funded areas.
These supplies will allow us to get these kids moving, which research shows will improve their test scores.
These children need the same opportunities all kids have!!
We will be able to use our gym space more efficiently with poly spots.
We use a classroom to complete our Health lessons and then we are in the gym a few days a week to get them moving. I want to be able to teach lessons that students across the district have an opportunity to experience. With a helping hand, you can help provide opportunities to these inner-city children whom I love.
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