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Mrs. Lloyd from Milwaukee WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching our Bodies to Balance

My students need balancing skills to help with their gross motor functioning. Building up of gross motor skills ensures success in other areas of learning.

  • $243 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach children from six years old to 8 years old with severe special needs in the city of Milwaukee. My school is located in a very high poverty area with 98 percent of the students qualifying for the free breakfast and lunch program. My school has over 550 students enrolled in it from the K3 level to eighth grade.

I ensure that the students learn as much as possible every day at school.

They gain not only knowledge but also life skills. Because of my efforts, I can be confident my children will develop into productive members of society.

My Project

With the use of a mini-trampoline and balancing balls, the students will be able to work on their Gross motor skills. Practicing these skills will be very helpful for things such as walking and running and playground skills. Gross motor skills are also crucial for everyday self-care skills like dressing (where you need to be able to stand on one leg to put your leg into a pant leg without falling over) and climbing into and out of a car or even getting into and out of bed. The balance ball will strengthen the children's legs and improve Gross Motor skills. These abilities have an influence on everyday functions. For example, a child’s ability to maintain appropriate tabletop posture will affect their ability to participate in fine motor skills (e.g. writing, drawing, and cutting) and sit upright to attend to class instruction. My students will be able to work on these skills daily using a mini-trampoline and the balance balls.

Mrs. Lloyd
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fold Go Trampoline • Nasco $89.95 1 $89.95
Balance of Nature Step-a-Stumps • Nasco $67.95 1 $67.95

Materials cost

$157.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.79

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$206.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.36

Total project goal

$242.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$242.42

4 Donors

-$121.21

Donations toward project cost

-$103.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.18

Matching donations from our partners

-$121.21

Match offers toward project cost

-$103.03

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.18

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$0.00

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