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Mrs. Kastigar from W Terre Haute IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Balls, Jump Ropes, and Frisbees, Oh My!

Help me give my students new recess items like basketballs, hoops, and other equipment to play hard, get exercise, and have fun!

  • $497 goal

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My Students

The students at my school are from a rural, farm community. We have a small school at the edge of a large corporation. Our students come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We are lucky to have great families that work hard and are involved in our school events, but we don't get a lot of extra funding from the state. This is due to our school not qualifying as a Title I school, which are schools who have a higher level of free and reduced-price lunches than we currently have.

My sweet kiddos are hard workers, but have lots of extra energy and thrive during hands-on activities.

We try to keep moving around our classroom several times throughout day to help with this. I also have tried to incorporate a flexible seating environment to keep their little bodies wiggling while engaged in learning while at our seats. We have had a lot of success when we use hands-on manipulatives and activities. I love to provide learning opportunities that will get my students moving, thinking, and stimulating their learning by creating! What better way to keep kids moving then by adding more resources for recess!

My Project

Recess is a time for kids to play, cut loose, and get the wiggles out, so they can reboot for their afternoon learning! Our whole school would really benefit from new recess items such as, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, volley balls, jump ropes, frisbees, and many other outside activity items to help them enjoy their outdoor recess time.

Recess time is limited, so we need to provide as many resources as we can for kids to have fun and burn off their extra energy!

When these items are used daily they quickly wear down, so we need to refresh these tools at our school. We are requesting lots of options as well to provide as many different opportunities as we can to allow all the kids to have fun while enjoying and playing with their item of choice!

These resources will be used each day by all of the students at our school!

Mrs. Kastigar
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SportimeMax Junior Basketballs, 27 Inches, Multiple Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $67.49 1 $67.49
School Smart Gradeballs Junior Size 6 Rubber Footballs, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $62.02 1 $62.02
Liberty Imports VALUE BUNDLE - Snap Together Detachable Kids Toy Hoop for Playing, 32-Inch (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $19.35 2 $38.70
Crown Sporting Goods Set of 6 Playground Balls with Hand Pump and Needles – Classic 8.5" Inch Inflatable Balls, Great for Dodgeball, Kickball, Foursquare & Gym Class Use • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
MAC-T PE07927E Dimple Soccer Balls, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $34.85 1 $34.85
US Sense Ultimate Disc Game for Kids Boys Toys Frisbee Flying Disc Golf 4 Pack Outdoor Games • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Sportime Catch Tail Foam Balls, 36 Inches, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Tachikara Soft-V Fabric Volleyball • Amazon Business $12.47 2 $24.94
Sportime Jump Ropes, 8 Feet, Assorted Colors, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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