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Mrs. Tiernan from San Jose CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play, Play, Play!

Help me give my students more PE and recess equipment (soccer balls, playground balls, and hula hoops).

  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.

My students like to work together and learn from each other and love being able to express themselves in their own way.

Many of them are being raised in low-income households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical.” From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

Every year my students manage to loose some playground equipment, so it is time to replenish my supply. Students love to play four square and soccer when balls are available. Students need to have options on items to play with during recess, lunch and PE. The different types of balls can also be used for more engaging PE activities.

I can create more team building structured activities for students to participate in with the use of these materials.

Giving students options for expressing themselves and letting out their energy during breaks is essential to student engagement and learning inside the classroom.

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Mrs. Tiernan
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baden Perfection Elite Size 5 Soccer Ball (5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $64.99 1 $64.99
CZ1224X - Game Hoops- Setof3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
Franklin Vibrant Series 5 Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.99 10 $49.90

Materials cost

$174.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.44

Total project goal

$262.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.92

1 Donor

-$132.00

Donations toward project cost

-$112.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

match offer

-$130.92

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.28

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.64

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$0.00

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