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Mr. Mairson from Hartford CT is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Morning Roar

Help me give my students the opportunity to exercise and play for one hour each day before school and two days after school as we use sports and fitness to improve student learning and attendance.

  • $840 goal

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My Students

I am an urban educator who teaches a very diverse student population of over 500 children from more than 13 different countries. I teach every child from grades preK through grade 5 as a physical education teacher.

I use sports and physical fitness to help support my fellow classroom teachers in helping educate the children entrusted in our care.

I love introducing new sports and activities that motivate my students to explore new challenges and improve their health and fitness levels.

My Project

I will use the grant funds to purchase sporting goods to incorporate a morning fitness and sports club to address attendance, academic and behavioral issues in my school community.

I will target students with extreme behavioral support needs and attendance issues to improve student academic learning by incorporating sports and physical activity to begin each school day.

The program will also support parents who have child care needs by allowing them to bring their child to school one hour early so they may get to work on time. This supports student safety by ensuring that all children will be properly supervised and cared for when parents have before school child care needs.

The purchase of the sports equipment allows me to take a larger number of children into the program by providing more equipment for my students to actively participate in fitness activities. Team sports, cooperative games and fitness challenges will help my students develop the physical, emotional and social skills needed to be successful learners.

Mr. Mairson
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BALL BASKETBALL 11IN MINI ORANGE - SPORTIME • School Specialty $9.79 10 $97.90
MAX STAR BASKETBALL INTERMEDIA SET OF 6 • School Specialty $84.41 1 $84.41
BELT FLAG FOOTBALL QWIK FLAGS YELLOW SMALL SET OF 6 • School Specialty $27.19 3 $81.57
BASKETBALL HOTSPOTS SET OF 24 • School Specialty $80.93 1 $80.93
BALL SOCCER MAX SIZE 5 - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $61.76 1 $61.76
BALL SOCCER INDOOR FELT SOCCERBALL #4 • School Specialty $22.50 2 $45.00
BALL BEACHBALL 36 INCH DIA CHAMPION • School Specialty $7.59 5 $37.95
FOOTBALL 10.0 GZ TRADITIONAL • School Specialty $18.95 2 $37.90
BEACH BALLS HD - LARGE - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $33.15 1 $33.15
BALL SOCCER INDOOR FELT SOCCERBALL #5 • School Specialty $22.50 1 $22.50
BALL SOCCER SATURNIAN 10 INCHES • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
JUMPROPE VINYL G/S 9 FOOT - SPORTIME- ST OF 6 • School Specialty $11.28 1 $11.28

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