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  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Mullins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making a 'KINECT'ion with a Healthy Lifestyle and Behavior

My students need a Kinect gaming system with a Dance game, to maintain appropriate behavior, stay healthy & remain active.

My Students

A teacher must keep their students actively engaged. What kept our attention in the 80's no longer works. Teachers are challenged to compete with so many gadgets that students have access to at home. Thank goodness, the Kinect can now be used in schools to teach standards based concepts and fitness.

My students face so many challenges.

With so many issues, it is my mission as their educator to take them away and rescue them from their pressing worries through the joys of meaningful lessons and activities. Our Title I school is extremely unique, with 100% of the students receiving free or reduced lunch. There is only one other school with the same percentage in the state of South Carolina. We don't take this rank as an excuse to have a pity party, but rather as a means of motivation. We strive to plant seeds of hope and reassure the students that education is the key that unlocks the doors of opportunity and future success. This success is first achieved with the ability to read and read well.

My Project

With the purchase of a Kinect gaming system, students will be motivated beyond belief. This product will allow me to keep them actively engaged in lessons taught via the Kinect, it will serve as a tool to get students up and moving during inclement weather, when recess is normally canceled, and lastly it will promote team building, when students are working together to achieve a common goal. Students will be able to stay active while learning how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, work cooperatively, and maintain positive behavior. This Kinect will benefit my auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learners.

"The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.

This isn't the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let's move." First Lady Michelle Obama - Let's Move Launch! Research indicates that students' multiple intelligences must be recognized and valued in the classroom.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dance Central 3 - complete package • Best Buy $45.41 1 $45.41
Microsoft Xbox 360 - game console - 250 GB HDD - glossy black • Best Buy $299.99 1 $299.99

Materials cost

$345.40

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$24.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$416.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.58

Total project goal

$490.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.51

2 Donors

-$164.00

Donations toward project cost

-$154.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.60

Matching donations from our partners

-$308.86

Match offers toward project cost

-$262.53

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Produce for Kids and 3 other donors.

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