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Mrs. Hammontree from Overton TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play

Help me give my students new balls, hula hoops and smaller items to help in the development of eye-hand coordination, sports specific skills, and balance.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

I am employed at a small rural school where 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged. My students enjoy learning to play new games and experience bonding through team games with their peers. Many of these students cannot compete with recreational teams from nearby towns due to financial hardships. I love to watch my students learn strategies and team cooperation from games such as soccer, basketball, and football. My younger students are just beginning to learn the skills such as catching, throwing and kicking. I love to see their faces light up when they make their first catch.

I encourage active movement in my classes to promote a life-long fitness awareness.

Children love to run and play. My job is to develop a practice of being active for the rest of their lives in order for these students to live a long and healthy life. I am trying to change the inactivity of our youth one class at a time.

My Project

Through physical activity and team games, students learn that physical activity can be fun and rewarding. The biggest reward they receive is building relationships with their peers and the life-long enjoyment of being healthy through activities they have come to love and participate in. I am requesting help in purchasing balls to help us learn sports-specific skills, such as kicking, throwing and catching. The use of foam balls helps children become comfortable with catching and throwing without the fear of injury. Also, we are in need of hula hoops to help with the development of balance. Hula hoops help children to learn to cross their mid-line through hopping and alternating feet to jump which in turn, helps with reading and eye/hand coordination, as well as balance.

Building relationships with teammates encourages participation and camaraderie among the teams.

Students build trust as well as friendships through activity. As the students grow and mature, the relationships they have built grow with them.

Our nation has become more sedate and children need to learn to enjoy being active. The children can change the direction our nation is headed just by getting out and playing.

Mrs. Hammontree
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL DODGEBALL RHINO LOW BOUNCE 7'' ST/6 - ASSORTED COLORS • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99
HOOPS 30'' ULTRAHOOPS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $57.01 1 $57.01
BALL BASKETBALL MINI - SPORTIME SET OF 6 • School Specialty $45.65 1 $45.65
BALL SUCCESSBALL 6 INCH - SPORTIME - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $24.70 1 $24.70
BALL BUMPBALL INFLATABLE FOAM 4'' SET OF 6 • School Specialty $23.78 1 $23.78
BEAN BAGS INDESTRUCTIBLE FROGS SET OF 6 • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
BALL FOOTBALL SUPER SAFE LARGE #7 • School Specialty $9.36 2 $18.72
ACCESSORY HOOP PLASTIC SUPER CLIPS SET OF 4 • School Specialty $12.28 1 $12.28
SOCCERBALL -FOAM COATED SIZE 3 - SPORTIME • School Specialty $9.58 1 $9.58
BALL SOCCER 8'' SUPER SAFE • School Specialty $8.73 1 $8.73
BALL PG 7 INCH - RED - SPORTIME • School Specialty $4.61 1 $4.61
BALL PG 7 INCH - YELLOW SPORTIME • School Specialty $4.61 1 $4.61

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