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Mrs. Monte from Brooklyn NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

No Tears Dropped With Tierdrop Basketball Goals

Help me give my students differentiated basketball hoops featuring tierdrop levels and enlarged rims with independent backboards.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."—Maria Montessori

Transforming children is par for the course in the Title I, K to 5 school where I teach physical education.

We have one of the largest enrollments of English as new language learners of any elementary school in our city. The challenges these kids face are amazing. Many are learning to speak English for the first time, even as they continue to develop and master their native tongues at home.

There are over a dozen languages and dialects represented in our school. This, along with the long hours of school and after-school program enrollments, severely limit the time available for social interactions and the formation of meaningful friendships outside of school.

In every grade, there are students with special needs. All of the children are working hard to meet our rigorous curriculum. What is more amazing than all of this, however, is the dedication these students show day in and day out as they strive to reach all of their personal, social, and academic goals.

My Project

Learning a new sport can be challenging, especially when goals are set too high.

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar

This is especially true when learning how to shoot in basketball.

We currently have two standard height basketball goals, two mid-height goals, and two adjustable-height goals. However, even the lowest goals can prove to be too high for our youngest and least experienced learners. They are also particularly challenging for our students with special needs. The requested tierdrop and individual, low hanging, large rim basketball goals, will help us to physically lower the height of our basketball targets. This will allow all students to practice shooting at the goals successfully. Challenge by choice is a preferred method of student engagement, as it allows young learners to make meaningful decisions about where and when to enter an activity and apply motorical concepts. This increases their success rate, which improves the chances that they will repeat an experience and engage in that type of physical challenge in the future. These successful, self-selected encounters are building healthy practices that will pave the way for overall healthy lifestyles.

Mrs. Monte
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GOAL BASKETBALL TIERDROP • School Specialty $68.15 2 $136.30
GOAL BASKETBALL HANG A HOOP 22 • School Specialty $68.01 2 $136.02

Materials cost

$272.32

Vendor shipping charges

$27.23

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.88

Total project goal

$392.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.51

3 Donors

-$186.08

Donations toward project cost

-$185.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.05

Matching donations from our partners

-$174.82

Match offers toward project cost

-$148.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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