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Ms. Coldren from West Haven CT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Moving!

My students need the Free Stride Stepper and the Upright Fan Cycle for our weight room because our equipment is antiquated and not in working order.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

I teach Physical Education to all of the students at my school. They are all exceptional children in their own way and most of them enjoy being physically active, but not all. My co-teacher and I are constantly looking for equipment and games to keep all of our students engaged and moving so they can be as healthy as possible.

My goal as a Physical Education teacher has always been to make movement fun and hopefully start students on the path to make exercise a life long habit.

Unfortunately, many of my students don't have a lot of opportunities to be active outside of school due to financial hardship, safety concerns, lack of transportation, etc. So the only physical activity the students get is during PE time and recess. Their time in class has to be fun and beneficial.

My Project

The overall health and wellness of my students is of the utmost importance. This equipment will introduce new ways to be active while having fun. We focus a lot on fitness in our daily routine. I have a fitness unit where my students use the weight room. Along with weights, we also have cardiovascular equipment. The students are taught a properly designed program for their age level and taught how to use all the equipment safely. The stepper and stationary cycle will provide both cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance which will improve their fitness level. I also teach a lot of special needs students with various disabilities. They will also use this equipment to strengthen their bodies and it can be used as a decompressing tool in stressful situations.

When I was their age I had outstanding teachers and coaches that got me interested in making exercise a life long habit and I want to do the same for my students.

This is my first project with Donor's Choose and I couldn't be more excited to get some much needed equipment for the amazing students that I get the pleasure of teaching every day!

Ms. Coldren
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marcy Upright Fan Cycle - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $199.99 1 $199.99
Stamina Avari Free Stride Stepper - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $149.99 1 $149.99

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