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Mrs. Confer from Benton Harbor MI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding more Play to Playground - Enhancing Recess Time

My students need various sport related materials to enrich their outdoor play time.

  • $233 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is home to two half-day Early Childhood Special Education classes. With up to twelve children per class, they keep me and my assistant on our toes. The children are all between the ages of two and four with developmental delays in the moderate to severe range.

Our school is located in a community plagued by high poverty, high crime, and low graduation rates.

Our school district has very limited funds and high staff turnover. Due to budget restraints, the teachers rarely receive money for supplies or learning materials for our students.

My Project

By providing students with a variety of play choices and special activities during our recess time, we hope to increase the functional prosocial play. Preschool students often do not know what to do during recess and will often chase and play fight which leads to accidents and real fights.

By creating appropriate large motor choices, the students will learn to follow simple rules and know better how to engage their peers in constructive and cooperative play choices.

Initially led by adults and taught some simple turn-taking games, the students will eventually be able to lead themselves and create new games of their own.

Mrs. Confer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TotSportstm Easy Scoretm Basketball Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Little Bug Walking Rope • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 1 $29.71
Foam Ball & Mesh Bag Set (5 balls) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Six Pin Bowling Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.91 1 $22.91
Bubble Blastin' Machine • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Catch-A-Ball Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Flying Bean Bags (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Rainbow Cones • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86

Materials cost

$165.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$197.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.93

Total project goal

$232.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$232.84

2 Donors

-$116.42

Donations toward project cost

-$98.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.46

match offer

-$116.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.46

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$0.00

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