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Coach Martinez from New York NY is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Physical Education 2.0: Not Your Parents' PE!

Help me give my students the tools needs to allow our program to catch up to the changing times in education.

  • $4,261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are just like any other students you would find in any number of schools across any city and state in the country. They love sports, superheroes, princesses, music and action! They have a need to be loved, appreciated, noticed, shouted out and cared for. They are just as capable as any other students in the world. The only thing that many of them lack is resources.

In a day and age where technology is changing the way we see and interact with the world around us, I'm hoping to change the type of education we provide with it!

The materials in this project are designed to help give my students experiences they normally would not have access to and make their educational experience as engaging and hands on as possible! I hope you'll consider helping us get there.

My Project

This project is designed to give the students of my school access and opportunities. As a physical educator, my goal is to create a space that will help students foster a love of being physically active and an understanding as to why that's important. In order to do that, I have to tap into areas that will excite every single student.

Not every student loves basketball or soccer, but EVERY student has some kind of physical activity that they will enjoy doing for a lifetime on their own; in some cases, they just haven't experienced it yet.

That's where this project comes in! I want to move my students' PE experience away from traditional games and team sports and teach them ways to move that are available to them in their own respective environments, but maybe haven't had access to yet.

Skateboarding is not only a "new age" skill that has been popularized through things like ESPN's X Games, but is also a practical, healthy, FREE way to travel around New York City. Acquiring this skill not only adds a new physical tool, but it gives them access to explore the areas around the block they live on.

The laminator is an addition I'm hoping to add to our program to increase aesthetics and continue celebrating our students. Being able to preserve skill cue charts, vocab words, student of the month pictures/certificates, etc will help to make my vision for my PE program last long term. I can't laminate them at school because the laminate rolls for the big, old school laminators "cost too much money". This will give me a way to continue celebrating my students and giving them access to a learning space they deserve!

Coach Martinez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray • Best Buy Education $329.99 3 $989.97
WiiSHAM Complete 31'' Skateboard (9) • Amazon Business $39.99 16 $639.84
JBM international Adult / Child Knee Pads Elbow Pads Wrist Guards 3 In 1 Protective Gear Set, Black, Youth / Child • Amazon Business $28.98 15 $434.70
JBM international Adult / Child Knee Pads Elbow Pads Wrist Guards 3 In 1 Protective Gear Set, Blue, Adults • Amazon Business $24.99 15 $374.85
JBM Skateboard Helmet CPSC ASTM Certified Impact Resistance Ventilation for Multi-Sports Cycling Skateboarding Scooter Roller Skate Inline Skating Rollerblading Longboard • Amazon Business $22.98 8 $183.84
JBM international EPS foam Impact resistance & Ventilation Skateboard Helmet for Multi-sports, Small - Black • Amazon Business $19.98 8 $159.84
JBM Skateboard Helmet CPSC ASTM Certified Impact Resistance Ventilation for Multi-Sports Cycling Skateboarding Scooter Roller Skate Inline Skating Rollerblading Longboard • Amazon Business $19.98 8 $159.84
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple iPad, Apple iPad 5th Gen - Black • Best Buy Education $51.24 3 $153.72
Command 051141993133 Large Utility Mega Pack, White, 14-Hooks, 16-Strips (17003-MPES), 14 Hooks 14 Hooks • Amazon Business $14.70 7 $102.90
OMNIKIN 1HP Inflator • Amazon Business $101.24 1 $101.24
Bike Brite MC19000 Cleaner/Deodorizer, 14 fl. oz. (for Helmet Liners) • Amazon Business $15.85 5 $79.25
Laminator Machine for A3/A4/A6, YE381 Thermal Laminating Machine for Home Office School Use with 20 Pouches, Paper Trimmer and Corner Rounder • Amazon Business $75.99 1 $75.99
VELCRO Brand - Industrial Strength | Indoor & Outdoor Use | Superior Holding Power on Smooth Surfaces | Size 4in x 2in | Strips, Black - Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $5.36 4 $21.44
Magnetic Stick N Stack Award Winning 30 pieces JUST 3x3 SQUARES • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
MISSLO Classroom Pocket Chart For Cell Phones Calculators, 30 Clear Pockets • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets, 9" x 12", Permanent Adhesive, 50 Clear Laminating Sheets (73601) • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Avery Print-to-the Edge High-Visibility 2.5" Round Labels, 300 Pack (5294), White • Amazon Business $7.73 1 $7.73

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