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Mrs. Galvez from San Antonio TX is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Together Everyone Achieves More

My students need a variety of sports equipment such as EZRoller Ride Ons, Foam Dodge Balls, jump ropes, along with a variety of games such as multiplication BINGO and Reverse Charades for kids.

  • $1,084 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in south Texas.

In a perfect world, I would know all of my parents at this point in the year.

In all honesty, I still have a handful of parents that I have never met. I know their voice, just not their face. These parents need to work endlessly to support their children, therefore they do not have time for parent conferences. Older siblings come to pick up smaller ones because their parents are working. Some families have their eldest dress, feed and walk the younger siblings to school every morning because they need to be at work by four in the morning. These are single parent homes that have parents that are dedicated to providing for their families.

My parents and school community enjoy coming to events that we have at our school. My parents, even with their hectic schedules, try their best to show support in every way possible. I would love to help them create more opportunities to have many special moments. This project will empower me to make change. The success of my students has everything to do with partnerships their parents and I have made.

My Project

Helen Keller said "Alone we can to so little; together we can do so much." Such is the partnership between a parent, student and teacher. My vision is to have families that my grade level is directly involved with spend quality time on our campus.

Boardgames and puzzles are the key that will help us unlock the beginning of new partnerships.

I will plan game nights for the family. We will excluded no one, as students bring in their parents to play games with other families. Imagine playing charades with your friend and their parent. At the other end of the table you can see another group of families playing Jenga and Connect Four. Families will be able to move around and play one to two different games every time we have an Family Game Night.

Imagine families coming together on a beautiful afternoon, not to watch a game of kickball, but to be in the game. Many of the materials I am asking for will make these types of interactions possible. One family challenging another to a game of dodgeball I our gym. Two best friends decided to battle it out, family versus another in a game of flag football. Siblings racing past each other, zooming across the blacktop in EZRoller Ride On carts. Fathers attempting to dutch jumprope for the first time ever with their daughter and two other people who they just met, at one time. It hasn't happened, yet I can hear the endless laughter and see smiles growing wider than the goal post on our once lonely, soccer field.

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

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This project will reach 34 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EzyRoller Classic Ride On - Black • Amazon Business $99.00 2 $198.00
Buy Jump Ropes Beaded Double Dutch Jump Rope, Rainbow • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Get Out 6” Inch Foam Dodgeballs 6-Pack Set in Blue – Soft, Lightweight, Latex-Free Sponge Playground Dodgeball Balls • Amazon Business $45.59 1 $45.59
Multiplication & Division Bingo • Amazon Business $14.98 3 $44.94
Reverse Charades Board Game - Junior Edition - Fun & Hilarious Family Games - For All Ages - Perfect for Parties and Gatherings • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Lets Go Fishin XL: Deep Sea Edition Exclusive by Pressman Toy • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
Tachikara Soft-V Fabric Volleyball • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
THE BIGGEST! Strikes and Spare Human sized inflatable bowling game. 42 inch tall pins 25 inch ball. PUMP INCLUDED. Pins include Premium Stability Base water chambers • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Bubble Thing BIG BUBBLES Wand and Mix - MAKES 2.7 GALLONS! - Bubbles Biggest, Costs Least! • Amazon Business $14.86 2 $29.72
Tachikara SS32 Soft Kick Fabric Soccer Ball, Blue/Red • Amazon Business $13.65 2 $27.30
10 Inch Red Rubber Playground Ball - with Air Pump for Inflatable Balls - Official Size Kickball & Medium to Large Kids Dodgeball & Foursquare Ball • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
American Educational Products Ultra Soft Foam Frisbees, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle Set - Solar System and Underwater (2 x 3 feet each) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Spalding NBA Street Basketball - Intermediate Size 6 (28.5") • Amazon Business $10.89 2 $21.78
Pressman Toys Shark Bite Game (2-4 Players) • Amazon Business $9.00 2 $18.00
Hasbro Game - Jenga • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Despicable Me 3 Operation Game • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Hearing Things Game • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Play On Words Card Game - Extra-Creative Word Making Fun for All Ages - A Parents' Choice Award Winner • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
POOF Pro Gold Football • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Spin Master Games, Quick Cups • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Hungry Hungry Hippos • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Orange Throw Down Bases (5 Piece) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Melissa & Doug T-Rex Dinosaur Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
SKLZ Pro Mini Swish Foam Ball • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Melissa & Doug Horse Corral Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, over 4 feet long) • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27

Materials cost

$877.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$920.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$162.53

Total project goal

$1,083.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,083.52

1 Donor

-$1,083.52

Donations toward project cost

-$920.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$162.53

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$0.00

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