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Mr. Love from Lexington NC is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pool Noodles Aren't Just for Swimming Any More

Help me give my students a safe and fun Physical Education class by using pool noodles in a nontraditional way.

  • $420 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I, inner-city school in North Carolina where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. About 40-50 of my students receive backpack food on the weekend.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best.

They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can so they can be successful one day. We have 5 EC classes that have a wide spectrum of students that learn in many different ways, and having visual and tactile equipment help them learn better.

My Project

The use of pool noodles in class will allow my Pre-K students and Kindergarten students a safe piece of equipment to play with without having the fear of getting hit by it and getting hurt. They will also allow me to create some obstacle courses to allow my special needs students visual as well as tactile feedback as they play without fear of getting hurt. The noodles and the rings with ribbons will also be used for visual as well as sensory as i build stations that incorporate dangling noodles and rings. The Foam Create Beams will be used by as a safe soft beam to walk across and will allow the students the chance to use their own imagination and create their own obstacle course.

Mr. Love
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CANDO NOODLE EXERCISE SET OF 42 • School Specialty $50.47 2 $100.94
BEAM FOAM CREATE-A-BEAM -SET OF 18 • School Specialty $99.61 1 $99.61
HOOP RIBBON RAINBOW HOOPS 24'' SET OF 6 • School Specialty $24.35 3 $73.05

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