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Ms. Becky from Fort Collins CO is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Get Outside and Stay Healthy!

Help me give my students opportunities for outdoor play with balls, buckets, and chalk this summer.

  • $254 goal

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My Students

My students are a lively bunch of curious three to five year old children! My program serves children and families through Head Start, the Colorado Preschool Program, and children with special needs. These are children that have been identified as being at risk for educational attainment. I have two half-day classes.

We have a unique blend of student backgrounds, interests, and abilities.

Some children have suffered traumatic experiences, many have special needs such as autism, motor, or language delays, and many live in low-income housing.

My Project

The children in my class have spent a lot of time this year learning from technology. I want to provide them materials to encourage them to go outside this summer and step away from technology while still learning. Small and large motor activities are so important for their development. The chalk will encourage them to use their fine motor and literacy skills when they write and draw. Creativity is nourished as the children color with chalk and dig and explore in nature with the shovels and buckets.

These materials also help build nerve connections within the brain which support a child’s ability in completing more complex learning tasks.

This type of play also supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Sensory play is great for calming an anxious or frustrated child and decreasing stress. And we all know this year has been stressful!

Ms. Becky
Grades PreK-2
  • Johnson Elementary School
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 32 students.

    6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Sand Bucket Pail with Shovel [12 Pack Bulk] 9" Beach Toys for Kids - Sand Castle Toys for Beach - Summer Outdoor Beach Pool Party Supplies Favors • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
NDN LINE 8 Inch Playground Balls (Set of 8 deflated, for Schools and for Kids, Dodgeball, Kickball Pump Included) • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Chalk City Sidewalk Chalk, 136 Count,17 Different Colors, Jumbo Chalk, Non-Toxic, Washable, Art Set • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Premium Playground Balls 8.5 inch, Best Kickball Dodgeball for Kids and Adults - Official Size for Dodge Ball, Handball, Square Game, Camps, Picnic, Church & School + Free Pump & Mesh Bag (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99

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