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Coach Daniel from Victoria TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Plug It, Play It, Pound It

Help me give my students an iPad and rhythm sticks to plug in, play and pound their way to physical fitness.

  • $610 goal

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My Students

I work at a great school! What make us so great is the incredibly awesome diverse students that attend it. I teach an average of 90 students per grade level 5 days a week for a 45 minute period. Our students love school and love to be here. We actually had the highest attendance rate in the district. The students are a very nurturing and caring group. They support each other and are always willing to help out to see others succeed. As a Coach, I see students struggle with various skills but it warms your heart when you see a skilled athlete stop what they are doing to help the student that struggles.

Our students have been faced with many challenges over the last year, but despite this they have become stronger and have continued to be successful in so many avenues.

Our campus was affected by hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Since the hurricane our students have learned the meaning of compassion and have true understanding of helping others.

My Project

This would be an opportunity to have drums come alive in the gym. With the access of an iPad we can watch videos of exercising with rhythm sticks and the students can follow along to the routines. We have an average of 90 students per 45 minute PE class. All grade levels PreK - 5th grade come to gym 5 days a week. I get the opportunity of instilling the importance of physical activity to each of them each day. Using the rhythm sticks can help strengthen the heart and lungs, improve flexibility, increase muscular strength and endurance and can be adaptable for all physical ability levels. These sticks can also help increase focus and attention, decrease behavior issues and build confidence and self expression. So all students will be using the body and brain in the gym. Our district and campus were affected by Hurricane Harvey. We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. Our district also had to cancel two full weeks of school. The iPad and rhythm sticks I am seeking to purchase will help close the gaps that Harvey caused by providing an environment that students will feel comfortable in, want to be, and most importantly build confidence while be physically active. With the ability to incorporate technology and the rhythm sticks into PE, I can give my students a sense of normalcy and empower them to be successful. I appreciate you taking the time to read my ideas for this project. I personally want to thank anyone who is willing to help make Plug it, Play it, Pound it come alive into the Gym.

Coach Daniel
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
iPad package: 32GB iPad+Case • Best Buy Education $381.23 1 $381.23
Set of 24 Rhythm Sticks • Woodwind and Brasswind $24.99 4 $99.96

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