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Mrs. Barkes from Columbus IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Relationships Through Recess

My students need outdoor recess toys like a parachute, playground balls, jump ropes, skipball, tunnel, soccer ball, and pop up goals.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our Kindergarten students are AMAZING! They are an excited and curious group of 5 and 6 year olds. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Yet, they are all eager to make new friends and love to learn!

Our students come with a variety of needs.

The majority of our students are on Free or Reduced lunches. We have students who receive services from special education, speech, OT/PT, Title 1, and ELL. With each of these needs we meet them using UDL principals inside our classroom.

My Project

Recess is a special time in the day to give students a break and exercise but it is still a learning opportunity. Our students are in need of building appropriate social skills and play with their peers. Our students need to learn how to share, how to lose, how to win, how to ask each other to play, how to wait turns, how to help each other, and how to encourage and work as a team. Recess provides a unique opportunity to build student relationships and socials skills through play and exercise.

By donating to this project, you will be building young students into well rounded individuals with academic skills, social skills and awareness, and self confidence.

We will use the parachute to build team work and inclusion. We can use the tunnel, cones, skipballs to create obstacle courses where we practice taking turns, encouraging each other and persevering. We can use the pop up goals and soccer ball to create teams, sharing skills, and learn about winning and losing. Our students will be so excited for these opportunities.

Mrs. Barkes
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Franklin Sports Six Pack Playground Balls with Mesh Carry Bag And Pump - 8.5 Inch Diameter • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
WALIKI TOYS Hopper Ball For Kids Ages 3-6 (Hippity Hop Ball, Hopping Ball, Bouncy Ball With Handles, Sit & Bounce, Kangaroo Bouncer, Jumping Ball, 18 Inches, Red, Pump Included) • Amazon Business $13.50 2 $27.00
GOALPOP 2.5FT Set of Two Pop Up Goals for Soccer Training - Portable Soccer Goals Net & Carry Bag. Fold-able, Perfect for Young Kids, and Easy to Carry. Weighing Just a Couple of Pounds. • Amazon Business $26.79 1 $26.79
Sonyabecca Parachute 12 Foot for Kids with 12 Handles Play Parachute for 8 12 Kids Tent Cooperative Games Birthday Gift • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
WolfWise Play Tent Tunnel Pop-up Children Tunnel Kids Adventure Discovery Toy Tube • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Set of 2 EZ Steppers (Blue) • Amazon Business $12.48 2 $24.96
Nerf Vortex Aero Howler Foam Battle Toy, Blue • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Sportime 1306553 Link N Speed Beaded Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Multiple Colors • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Champion Sports Poly Spot Markers, 10-inch - Set of 6, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Spalding Rookie Gear Soccer Ball - Yellow/Blue - Size 3 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Juvale Multicolored Plastic Traffic Cones - Cones for Sports Training, Driver's Training, Parking, Physical Education - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Nylon Bean Bags Toy Assorted 12 pc 5x5in by Oojami • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79

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