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Ms. Chezum from Salinas CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ready, Set, Go!

Help me give my students PE equipment such as dodge-balls, cones, and a tug-of-war rope.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school district has a predominantly Hispanic student population. The students in this neighborhood are often from low-income homes. Despite this, these students come excited to dive into new worlds and delve into intriguing lessons filled with observations, experimentation, and engaging discussions, especially when PE is involved!

My class of twenty-eight sixth graders are active, and enjoy structured time outside during PE (and of course unstructured time as well!).

However, because we are a low-income school, subjects outside English language arts, English language development, and math are often pushed to the side, most especially PE. Our most consistent form of PE is a golf program our district is a part of, and we attend once a month. We do not have a PE instructor, so I take the students out as often as possible. However, this does not happen as often as it should. And to top it off, we do not have access to PE equipment. The equipment on this project would give us a wider variety of games we can play.

My Project

My classroom is at a low-income, Title I school. As a result, subjects such as English language arts, English language development, and math are heavily focused on, while most other curriculum is pushed aside and rarely done. This includes science, social studies, and most especially PE.

Our school lacks PE supplies, so time spent outside with proper organized games and curriculum is rare.

I want to provide my students with the opportunity to play more games and get more quality time outside (and even inside when it rains!). The supplies on this project can do just that. Most of the supplies on this list, like the cones, pins, 3-legged-race straps, relay batons, and bean bags can be used to play a wide variety of games, games I've played with other students in after school care programs that I now want to integrate into my own classroom. The remainder of the items, jump ropes, hoola hoops, tug-of-war rope, and dodge balls provide students with a wider variety of games to play during structured PE time and free recess play as well.

PE curriculum and outside time are so rarely given at my school, and if has its effect on the students. Most of these kids enjoy sports and even just so much as running laps, so with the tools I have, I try to provide these activities. However, with your help, I can bring so many more games and activities to my class that will keep these students moving, active, and engaged!

Ms. Chezum
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
YaeTek 24MM 75.5FT TUG of WAR Rope for Kids and Adults Family Game,Team Building,Soft Rope,Professional Long Lasting,Extra Thick for Easier • Amazon Business $63.33 1 $63.33
Champion Sports Multi-Color Plastic Bowling Pins: Set for Training & Kids Games • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Baden Nite Brite Rubber Playground Ball (8.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 3 $26.97
Baden Nite Brite Rubber Playground Ball (8.5) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 3 $26.97
Toy Hoop Bundle Pack - Snap Together Detachable Adjustable Weight Size Plastic Hoops - Kids Hula Rings for Sports Playing, 32-Inch (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
ArtCreativity 7.5ft Rainbow Jump Rope Set - 12 Pack - Vibrant Jumping Ropes for Kids - Durable Nylon Skipping Ropes - Great Birthday Party Favors, Goodie Bag Fillers, Gift Idea for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $20.97 1 $20.97
Cintz Anodized Aluminium Relay Batons, 12” Long Set of 8, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Faswin Indoor/Outdoor Agility Cones Sports Soccer Flexible Cone Sets, Assorted Colors, 24/Set • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Prextex 16 Pack Nylon Bean Bags Fun Sports Outdoor Games Bean Bag Carnival Toy Bean Bag Toss Game • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
10 PCS 3 Legged Race Bands,5 Colors Elastic Tie Rope • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Skoloo 10" Portable Hand Air Ball Pump Inflator Kit with Needle, Nozzle, Extension Hose for Soccer Basketball Football Volleyball Water Polo Rugby Exercise Sports Ball Balloon Swim Inflatables,Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$275.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.17

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.01

Total project goal

$393.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.40

4 Donors

-$197.00

Donations toward project cost

-$167.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.55

match offer

-$196.40

Match offer toward project cost

-$166.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.46

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$0.00

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