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Mrs. Becky Meuse from Las Vegas NV is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need a Break!

Help me give my students the playground equipment to help them keep active.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher of a wonderful third-grade class in Nevada. I currently teach in a Title I school filled with eager students willing to learn to be responsible citizens.

To help my students improve their education I want to start incorporating movement into the school day.

Research shows that movement can benefit school performance and behavior in the classroom. I know that if I sit too long I tend to lose focus and for my students that can mean failure.

My Project

According to Dr. John Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, activity breaks during the school day create better learners because of the impact of movement on the brain.

School days can be long, so having breaks makes my students more productive.

When I am able to give my students chances to exercise, their attention systems work more, so that means they are paying better attention, they are able to deal with more frustration and the rigor in the classroom

A quick run with a soccer ball or 5 minutes to jump rope can make all the difference in my students' day. Challenge them to a game of HORSE or four square and they will be willing to face the challenges I give them back in the classroom.

The addition of soccer balls, cones, and jump ropes will provide for some great activity choices for my students.

Mrs. Becky Meuse
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Baden Futsal Trainer Junior Soccer Ball (3) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Champion Sports Jump Rope Stick Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $36.99 1 $36.99
Primed 4-Pack Collapsible Training Cones • DICK'S Sporting Goods $6.99 2 $13.98
adidas MLS Mini Soccer Ball (1) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $12.99 1 $12.99
DICK''S Sporting Goods Mini Soccer Ball (1) • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 1 $8.99
Maxfli Wiffle Yellow Practice Balls - 18 Pack • DICK'S Sporting Goods $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$117.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.05

Total project goal

$187.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.00

2 Donors

-$94.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.10

match offer

-$93.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$79.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.95

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$0.00

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