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Mrs. Mennonno from Plainfield IN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

How Many Steps? What's My Heart Rate?

My students need three Fitbits, a set of pedometers, and jump ropes and hula hoops to get our hearts beating!

  • $808 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach a very energetic second grade class! My students are excited about learning and excited about school. My classroom is culturally diverse which brings us my different experiences and perspectives. We love learning from and about each other. Our school values relationships and takes great pride in the relationships that our built with our students and families. My classroom is a place where students inquire, explore, and investigate the world together to prepare them for their futures. It's a place where we learn and grow together!

My Project

"Mrs. M., is that a watch?"

"No, it's my Fitbit."

"What's a Fitbit?"

And so our conversation began. I told them how I've lost over 60 pounds in the last 8 months by walking and changing my eating habits. I told them how I've given up refined sugars and try to walk over 12,000 steps a day. I told them when I picked them up from special areas I always take the long way so that I can get more steps. They took it all in and asked LOTS of questions. They wanted to know how many steps it was from our room to the cafeteria. They wanted to know how many steps to art, to music and so on. They gather around my Fitbit and do the math figuring our beginning and ending steps at our destination. They are fascinated with the technology tool and how it has helped to change me. We have discussed why walking and exercise are important. Then, Joel suggested that we all should wear Fitbits, yeses all around! A noble idea but disappointing because of the costs of the technology. I learned of this grant and presented it to my 7 and 8 year olds. Eyes became very wide opened and excited! We discussed the cost involved and my students decided three Fitbits would work - the line leaders would wear them and they would take turns doing that job. They decided that some of the "nicer" pedometers could also be used to help us track our step progress. And they wanted hula hoops and jump ropes to help add to their steps. So here it is...walking to better our futures!

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Heart Rate & Activity Wristband • DICK'S Sporting Goods $149.95 1 $149.95
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Heart Rate & Activity Wristband • DICK'S Sporting Goods $149.95 1 $149.95
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Heart Rate & Activity Wristband • DICK'S Sporting Goods $149.95 1 $149.95
Perfect Fitness Perfect Calorie Pedometer • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 5 $99.95
FB188X - Swivel-Handle Jump Ropes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
CZ1230X - 30" Hoops • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$592.78

Vendor shipping charges

$54.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$686.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.17

Total project goal

$807.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$807.82

1 Donor

-$96.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.40

match offer

-$711.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$605.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$106.77

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$0.00

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