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Ms. Shelby from Tecumseh OK is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoot for the Stars!

My students need 24 youth basketballs to increase fine and gross motor skills, build muscle, self-discipline, team work, and increase accuracy and precision.

  • $373 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2018.

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My Students

I am the Physical Education teacher at our school. Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 70% of our students receiving free lunch. I see 300 first and second graders throughout my week. My students love engaging in many different physical fitness activities. I am often told that P.E. is their favorite activity at school! Our school strives to create an atmosphere of love and acceptance where every child can be successful. Often times school is the only place where a child feels loved and accepted for who they are. My goal as a P.E. teacher is to provide that safe and loving environment where my kids are learning while strengthening their fine and gross motor skills.

My Project

Learning to play basketball involves dribbling, throwing, catching, and pivoting. Young children who play basketball improve flexibility and endurance. They also benefit from improved fine motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination. These important motor skills transfer to other activities of daily life, but in order for this to happen, my students need more basketballs! Learning the basic fundamentals of basketball is a great place for kids to begin their love for sports. Playing basketball at a young age not only increases cardiovascular activity but also serves as a foundation in staying active later in life. Children also learn the importance of following rules, self-discipline, taking risks, and team work while developing a competitive spirit.

Ms. Shelby
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Wilson NCAA All-Surface Rubber Youth Basketball (27.5) - No Color • DICK'S Sporting Goods $9.99 24 $239.76

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