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Mrs. Boland from Greer SC is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Balance!

My students need gym mats and balance equipment in order to transform a classroom into a space appropriate for a gymnastics club

  • $2,093 goal

This project expired on October 13, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each year our six kindergarten teachers strive each day to get their 25 students to believe that they can be successful and productive no matter what their background or home life has been. The students in our classes represent a diverse population of ethnicity as well as socioeconomic statuses. Over 73% of the students at our school qualify for free or reduced lunch. Many of our students primarily speak Spanish in their homes and are working toward becoming fluent in English. Extracurricular sports presents a great opportunity for students to develop vocabulary as well as social skills necessary to become productive members of society.

A gymnastics club would give the students the opportunity to help improve balance and cooperation as they learn to take turns.

Kindergarten students are eager to participate in extracurricular activities, and as teachers, we want to encourage them to develop teamwork and a drive to succeed in life. We want our students to develop personally, socially, and build vital social skills that encourage turn taking, teamwork, and various other things that are valued in extracurricular activities.

My Project

We would like to have the opportunity to begin a gymnastics club that can offer students the chance to build strength, friendships, teamwork, and increase balance. We have never had the opportunity to offer any type of extra curricular sports for younger students and these items will make it possible to encourage students to be active after the school day.

To transform our space and encourage students in gymnastics, we have selected many items that require students to improve balance.

We would like to get exercise gym mats to cover the floor space and different things we can use for balancing such as foam balance beams, variously sized balance stepping stones, and a curved balance beam. We would like to get a foamnasium gymnasium for the students to be able to climb on and under. These items also encourage students to work together as they take turns using the equipment and building social skills.

Mrs. Boland
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Sell Mats Folding Exercise Gym Mats, 4 x 8', Blue • Amazon Business $96.66 8 $773.28
Foamnasium Gymnasium • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
Sportime Recess Packs - 19 Pieces - Kindergarten - Violet • Amazon Business $152.77 1 $152.77
ECR4Kids Softzone Foam Big Building Blocks, Soft Play for Kids, Assorted (7-Piece Set) • Amazon Business $69.99 2 $139.98
Foam Create-A-Beam Deluxe Set • Amazon Business $128.79 1 $128.79
Kids RiverStones Toy Lets Kids Step From Stone to Stone. Includes 3 Big Stones & 3 Smaller Stones. Develops Coordination, Balance Brain Development, Physical Activity, Obstacle Balance Course, • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Rehabilitation Advantage Pull Buoy Curve-A-Beam Game • Amazon Business $59.00 1 $59.00
Kids Balance Board for Active Play - The Perfect Balance Board for Kids - Wobble Board / Blance Trainer • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Sportime Color-Coded Vinyl Jump Ropes - 8 feet - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $9.76 4 $39.04
School Smart Stepping Buckets Balance Builders - 5 x 12 inch - Set of 6 - 2 Each of 3 Primary Colors • Amazon Business $29.01 1 $29.01
Champion Sports Hi Visibility Fluorescent Plastic Cone Set, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $9.49 2 $18.98

Materials cost

$1,610.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$113.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,778.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$313.86

Total project goal

$2,092.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,092.39

1 Donor

-$889.26

Donations toward project cost

-$889.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$1,046.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$889.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$156.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$156.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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