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Mrs. Adams from Cedar Hill TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STAAR Ready Olympic Mathletes

My students need the hockey set, mini golf set, and other sports equipment in order to compete in our "Test Prep Olympics!"

  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom consists of a diverse group of learners. Most of my students come from low income families without a lot of resources and opportunities. Although they are not always intrinsically motivated, they do love competition. Competing against me, their peers, or themselves gets them excited about what they are learning,.

They have been learning that our mindset is what is most important to our success by transforming a fixed mindset into a motivation mindset.

My students are changing their ideas from "I can't solve multi-step word problems," to "I can't solve multi-step word problems YET!"

My Project

Third grade is the first year students, in the state of Texas, take the STAAR test. In order to prepare them for this day, they need lots and lots of practice. Higher order thinking and multi-problems can be a big challenge.

STAAR Olympics will turn prepping for a state assessment into a fun competition by keeping them focused, engaged, and excited.

We will begin with opening ceremonies to kick off the competition. Each week during class, students will work in groups (countries) to answer test-like questions, Teams will earn earn chances to shoot baskets, put golf balls, shoot hockey pucks, etc. based on the number of questions they answered correctly. On Friday, teams will compete in the Olympic activities (sports) to earn points for their country. Teams will calculate their scores weekly and medals will be given to the top teams.

Mrs. Adams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GAME HOCKEY SUPER SOFTOUCH SET • School Specialty $123.18 1 $123.18
BOWLING JR. ULTRAFOAM SET • School Specialty $82.71 1 $82.71
GOLF MINI GOLF SET OF 6 • School Specialty $72.41 1 $72.41
FLAG FOOTBALL BELTS - RED/YELLOW- SIZE S - SET -12 • School Specialty $28.61 1 $28.61
RELAY BATON PLASTIC JR SET OF 6 • School Specialty $8.80 1 $8.80

Materials cost

$315.71

Vendor shipping charges

$31.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.42

Total project goal

$449.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.44

7 Donors

-$379.44

Donations toward project cost

-$322.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.92

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

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$0.00

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