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Ms. Menendez from Milwaukee WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Can Be A Breath Of Fresh Air

My students need a variety of outdoor sports equipment like the soccer balls, kick balls, basketball and bean bag games to help them have a more active learning experience.

  • $333 goal

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My Students

Our school strives to instill each student with a positive attitude toward the self and learning. We serve students in grades K-8. Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school and beyond.

My students are first and second graders who receive special education services for a variety of needs including ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism, and other health impairments.

In our classroom we work together to help everyone succeed. They are predominately Latino and English language learners and live in low income environments - but that doesn't mean they aren't eager to learn.

My Project

Winters are long here in Wisconsin and my students have spent many months inside. Countless days of indoor recess has taken its toll on my students, and I'll admit, it's done a number on me too. But you can help us get a little more exercise, sunshine and fresh air once the weather finally cooperates!

The sports balls will be used in lessons for my kinesthetic learners; bean bags, giant dice and Toss Across games will be utilized in math skills practice; chalk will let us work on spelling and fine motor skills; a pump to keep the balls inflated and a bag to store it all in my tiny, but active classroom.

I'm hoping these items will help me jazz up some of my math, reading and writing lessons - all while helping the students get a little more fresh air and exercise.

I do my best to make learning fun for my students, but I also know that when they go home, they spend a lot of time in front of the TV or on a tablet. This project will also help my students work their little bodies, as well as their minds.

Ms. Menendez
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Macro Giant 3.2 Inch Soft Foam Playing Dice, Set of 12, Round Edge, Toy Brick, Board Games, Math Teaching, Family Game, Wedding Games, Kid Toy Gifts, Birthday Gift, Educational toy • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Spalding NBA Zi/O Indoor/Outdoor Basketball - Official Size 7 (29.5") • Amazon Business $31.06 1 $31.06
Champion Sports PGSET Playground Ball Set, 8.5" Set of 6 • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Educational Insights Alphabet Beanbags • Amazon Business $23.33 1 $23.33
Educational Insights Number Beanbags • Amazon Business $21.36 1 $21.36
Under Armour Desafio 395 Soccer Ball, Teal Punch/Camo, Size 5 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Under Armour Desafio 395 Soccer Ball, Size 5 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Cardinal Toss Across Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Crayola Washable Sidewalk Chalk Set, Outdoor, 72 Count • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
gofindit - Outdoor nature scavenger hunt card game for families • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Sports Ball Pump with 5 Needles (Pins) and Pouch | Dual Action Portable Air Ball Pump (Two-Way Hand Pump) with Replacement Needles (Pins) to Inflate Soccer Ball, Football, Volley Ball & Basketball • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
BSN Heavy Duty Mesh Equipment Bag, Black • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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