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Mr. Hammock from Charlotte NC is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking Lifelong Curiosity In Basketball and Reading

Help me give my students an opportunity to practice basketball skills outside of school and improve their reading.

  • $3,344 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

As a teacher in Charlotte, NC, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things simple and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences through play, sports, and other after school activities

My students are very outgoing--they like to move, they love to read, and play sports.

Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hoping to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

All of our students enjoy playing basketball and reading at home, so the materials requested in this project will help to improve basketball skills in day camp/after school team settings and also helping to improve reading literacy by increasing the number of books in my classroom library.

Many of my students are from low income families and simply can't afford the cost of meaningful basketball camps.

With these materials, I will be able to offer after school and weekend clinics to students that will give them something else to look forward to.

A lot of students in my school really enjoy reading, and being the Physical Education Teacher at my school, I have discovered that students really enjoy what I enjoy. By adding books to my classroom library, this will be a great way for them to continue to read books that they normally may not have access to and also improve literacy in the school

Mr. Hammock
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WILSON Evolution Game Basketball - Royal, Size 7 - 29.5" • Amazon Business $63.32 24 $1,519.68
Wilson Evolution Indoor Game Basketball, Intermediate - Size 6 • Amazon Business $69.25 12 $831.00
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $60.35 1 $60.35
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $45.76 1 $45.76
Hunger Games 4-Book Hardcover Box Set (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) • Amazon Business $39.49 1 $39.49
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $29.64 1 $29.64
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $28.16 1 $28.16
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80

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