Two Basketball Stands With Hoops and an Electric Ball Pump
Help me give my students basketball goals and an electric pump so that they can throw a ball into a hoop, and learn the basics of basketball.
My school has two hundred students. Forty of them are in Kindergarten, the rest in Pre-K. They are full of life! They want to learn everything. They have a million questions, and show that they care about each other, by comforting one who is crying because of a small ( microscopic) booboo on their finger. They are busy trying to learn how to spell, to go to the bathroom independently, to zip up their coats, to stay in a straight line, to eat with a spork, to open their lunch milk by themselves- all of the things that we take for granted that we have already learned .
They learn from us, and from each other.
The teachers in this school are so accepting of the behaviors of each child. Some of them can do independent things, and some cannot even walk without help. There are no social barriers in this school. The students here come from all over the city, and represent every ethnic minority in the world- a true melting pot.
At present, there is a broken stand with three broken hoops attached. That is all.
When teaching the fundamentals of basketball, it is important to have hoops that re not broken, so that students can throw a ball into a hoop.
Most of the balls are flat. We need an electric pump to pump up the balls so that the students can learn how to dribble. A flat ball cannot be dribbled. The students need to know how to "push" a ball towards the floor so that it will bounce back up to them, and how to handle and aim the ball towards the floor in the correct way.
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