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  • $526 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hutchinson
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Moving Bodies to Help Growing Brains!

My students need bouncy bands to keep their feet and bodies moving while their brains are growing!

My Students

Our school is a free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory middle school located in Durham, North Carolina that opened its doors to 90 5th graders in August 2015.

The school is modeled after the highly successful KIPP Gaston College Preparatory located in Gaston, NC and is part of the KIPP Eastern North Carolina network of schools.

The school's mission is to empower its students, most of whom are from high-poverty communities in East Durham, with the knowledge, skills and character necessary to be successful in the colleges of their choice, strengthen their communities and fight for social justice. With a culture of high expectations, an unwavering commitment to student success and a belief in more time in the classroom, our school is committed to its vision – a Durham where all students have access to an amazing education and the resources needed to succeed.

My Project

Our tenacious students are in school from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 2pm on Fridays to grow their brains. Much of their day they are working SO hard to grow their brains while seated. Research supports movement while learning. We often remember this regularly with lower elementary students are let it go to the wayside with upper elementary.

These bands allow our 5th grade students to move their feet and lower bodies during instruction without notice from their peers around them.

I am excited for our students to be able to move their bodies while their brains are moving and growing. I predict that students will be able to focus better with their eyes, brains, and ears while their lower bodies are moving freely.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncy Bands for Desks • Amazon Business $12.71 30 $381.30

Materials cost

$381.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$446.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.84

Total project goal

$525.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$525.60

5 Donors

-$420.89

Donations toward project cost

-$365.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.63

match offer

-$95.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Aspect Ventures and 5 other donors.

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