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Mrs. Nieto from Los Angeles CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Throw, Hit, Catch and Repeat While Playing Softball

Help me give my students the opportunity to play softball with the necessary equipment to prevent injury and encourage the development of their motor skills.

  • $648 goal

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My Students

My class is made up of 32 low-income students, 16 girls and 16 boys. I have 19 English Language Learners who need Total Physical Response and other visual, and or auditory scaffolds to increase their English language development. The rest of my students are reclassified English learners. As a 1 to 1 iPad school, the students have become literate in utilizing multiple applications like iMovie, and Keynote. They are enthusiastic and highly motivated by technology, which is enhancing their learning tremendously.

My Project

Most of my underprivileged students do not get the opportunity to play in team sports. Their parents do not have the resources or time to enlist them. In order to help students develop their gross motor skills we will run, learn to throw and catch. They will also learn to swing and hit the ball. I hope to provide students the forum to express their abilities through softball games.

By providing training with a tee, gloves and foam balls students will learn the fundamentals of softball.

They will participate in a sport that will encourage teamwork, and good sportsmanship. While they are playing softball we will utilize the speaker to broadcast the game. The students will experience what it is like to play softball in a stadium with music, broadcasting and an audience. This can lead some students in the path to play sports in middle or high school.

Mrs. Nieto
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Franklin Sports Windmill Series 11-Inch Lightweight Softball Glove, Lime/Gray • Amazon Business $19.99 6 $119.94
JBL Charge 3 JBLCHARGE3BLKAM Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) • Amazon Business $107.00 1 $107.00
Mizuno 312467.R913.11.1150 Prospect Finch GPP1155F2 - Youth Utility Mitt, Black/Pink, 11 1/2" • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
PowerNet Baseball Softball Deluxe Batting Tee (2.5 lbs) | Hitting Drill Coaching Aid | Use w/Game or Training Balls | Adjustable Height 27.5" - 44" | Portable Collapsible | Rolled Rubber Top • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Easton 2018 Women's Ghost Youth Fast Pitch Softball Bat -11, 30"/19 oz • Amazon Business $35.20 1 $35.20
Demarini Paradox Protégé Pro Batting Helmet with Softball Mask • Amazon Business $30.98 1 $30.98
S&S Worldwide Spectrum Foam Softballs (dozen) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Tompson Youth Catcher's Mask | Baseball / Softball Face Guard • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Franklin Sports Windmill Series 11-Inch Lightweight Softball Glove, Lime/Gray • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Baseball Gloves Youth,Baseball Catcher Mitt,Baseball Softball Glove with PVC Leather Gamer Glove 11.5" for Teenager Training Practice • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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