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Mrs. Collins from Wethersfield CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Enhancing Growth and Development with Outdoor Play

Help me give my students the opportunity to use outdoor equipment to benefit their physical and social emotional needs!

  • $730 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our classrooms are comprised of 20 special little individuals who range in the ages of 3 and 4 years old. What makes us so special? We are part of a magnet school community that services students from all over the state of Connecticut, and that makes up our diverse population within our classroom community! Most of the students that make up our classroom families join us from inner city communities.

Each of these special little individuals carry their own needs in order for them to be successful in their first school experience.

Some of these needs include a range of disabilities such as motor delays, anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorders, sensory processing, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders. Our goals as teachers is to provide them with an environment that is comfortable and conducive to each of their learning styles in order for them to succeed. Unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable child. It ensures healthy bodies, creative minds, academic success, emotional stability, and strong social skills. This project would benefit our entire preschool program to build their creative motor skills in order for them to be successful active learners!!!

My Project

The population that these materials we are using in our outdoor curriculum will be serving is our Pre-Kindergarten students within our six classroom.The project that we are undertaking is to extend our curriculum to the outdoors, by providing our students with experiences to help them grow both social emotionally and in with their motor skills. We will utilize these materials to plan and develop lessons that will help students fine tune and develop motor skills in order to be successful within the classroom. Research shows us that when children have exposure and experiences that enable them to experience outdoor play, it increases their cognitive and social emotional well being.

Unrestrained outdoor play and movement, builds students cognitive, physical, and social emotional skills so that they can thrive and learn.

The lessons we will be conducting in our outdoor curriculum will enable students to explore, and be hands on inquisitive learners. It will enable them to go against gravity to build a sense of spatial awareness, and explore the world around then outside hands on.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Tikes Jr. Explorer Wagon – (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $69.99 4 $279.96
Razor Jr. Lil' Kick Scooter • Amazon Business $30.95 6 $185.70
G & F Products JustForKids Kids Garden Tool Set Toy, Rake, Spade, Hoe and Leaf Rake, reduced size, 4-Piece • Amazon Business $15.94 4 $63.76
Schylling Junior Helper Push Broom • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96

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