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Ms. Netherwood from Springfield MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinesthetic Connection: Dancers Don't Need Wings to Fly

Help me give my students a comfortable safe classroom environment so that they can focus on dance rather than logistical hurdles.

  • $334 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of learners that are creative, expressive, and artistic! They love to move and use dance to tell so many stories. My students use performing arts as an outlet and have a passion for telling stories on stage.

Dance Education provides my students with a unique experience for my students to develop critical thinking skills, self confidence, discipline, gross motor skills, and ability to work as a team.

My students are special because they truly love to learn. They are willing to put the hard work in, and appreciate the fact that dance in a public school is so very rare.

My Project

Your generous donation will allow my students to focus on learning rather than logistical problems.

The floor makers and hula hoops are crucial to teaching and defining personal space in a movement environment.

The mesh bags allow students to keep their dance shoes, materials, and personal items safe and organized so that they can focus on their classwork rather than worry about where their belongings are (many students carry items in plastic grocery bags which can tear and result in items being lost). The dance socks (sole wraps) allow me to accommodate students that are unable to change into dance shoes.

Dance outside of school is often too expensive for my students to participate in. By having a safe and organized classroom, I can provide my students with an equal (if not better) experience as they would have at a typical dance studio.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whaline 5 Pack Drawstring Backpack, Black Mesh Bags Sports Nylon Cinch Sack Multi Functional Mesh Equipment Bag for Swimming, Beach, Diving, Travel, Gym, Camping, Training (18'' x 15'') • Amazon Business $14.99 6 $89.94
Really Good Stuff EZ Stick Numbered Spot Markers and Labels – Set of 36 – Classroom Line-Up Helpers • Amazon Business $35.89 2 $71.78
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $54.20 1 $54.20
Chalkola Natural Chalkboard Cleaner Spray & Eraser Kit for Liquid Chalk Markers | Suitable for Whiteboard, Blackboard and Dry Erase Boards | Comes with White Chalk Pen • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Spot On Positive Sayings Carpet Markers 4-inch (TCR77006) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Zumba Sole Control Wraps 1 Pair (Black) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98

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