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Mrs. Ratajski from Camden NJ is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Have a Ball!

My students need these materials to enhance our study of balls.

  • $311 goal

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My Students

Our city has been ranked as America's most dangerous city. The majority of the students in my class receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the challenges my students face living in this environment, they come to school eager to learn and grow. For many students, school is their safe place, and I want to create the best environment possible for them to feel safe, secure, and cared for. They are the future of this city and have the potential to improve their community.

My Project

We have noticed our students are curious about different kinds of balls, how people use balls, what they are made of, what is inside them, and how high they can bounce.

We’ll be using thinking skills to investigate, ask questions, solve problems, make predictions, and test our ideas about balls.

The books will be used for whole group and small group read alouds, book discussions, and as additions to our classroom library for student independent access.

The basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls will be used both in the classroom and on our playground. They will be stored in the container box for easy independent access, protection from the elements outdoors, and to share with the threee others pre-k classes.

Mrs. Ratajski
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Keter Novel Plastic Deck Storage Container Box Outdoor Patio Furniture 90 Gal, Brown • Amazon Business $60.58 1 $60.58
ZF14 - Mini Basketball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
UB66 - Soccer Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
UB65 - Easy-Grip Football • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 2 $17.98
Bounce • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Ball Book (Beginning-to-read) • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Is a Ball • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Watch Me Throw the Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Players In Pigtails • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Snowy Day • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
The Matzo Ball Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Roll, Slope, and Slide: A Book About Ramps • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Just Like Josh Gibson • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Snowballs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Birthday Basket for Tia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Doorbell Rang • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Will We Get to the Beach?/Como Iremos a la Playa? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Froggy Plays T-ball • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Froggy Plays Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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