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Mrs. Sullivan from Des Plaines IL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Healthy Kids Make Active Choices

Help me give my students outdoor equipment to keep them active and healthy at school!

  • $498 goal

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My Students

Our library is the central learning station of our school where students with ties from all over the world come together as one, to learn and explore. The student population comes from many countries and continents, and over thirty languages are spoken and shared. As a Title I school, we also struggle with the real problem of children in poverty, and we try to do our very best to meet all of their needs for the hours we get to share with them each day.

Even though our population is diverse, they are all just kids, and they all need the same opportunities for learning and growing.

I am lucky enough to teach every student in our school. They are an amazing group of students, eager to learn, create, and explore their world through as many opportunities as I can provide.

My Project

Healthy humans make choices to stay physically active. Active kids do better in school. My students need jump ropes, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, chalk, and various equipment to stay active outside. The various balls will be used for collaborative games where students learn to use teamwork, compromise, and think strategically. We also need kinetic sand and toys for students who have physical restrictions so they are still able to socialize and play with their classmates for positive mental health! Being outside with their physically-able peers brings them together to develop their social and emotional skills and build healthy friendships.

Physical activity helps kids stay physically fit and mentally ready for learning in the classroom.

Exercise helps them maintain a healthy weight, maintain strong bones and muscles, improve balance and flexibility, and increase their self-esteem while helping them develop social skills through team play. Our students love playing outside at recess. Unfortunately, we are lacking equipment! This project will help solve that problem and offer lots of choices for students who are not able to bring their own equipment from home. With these things, they will return to classrooms in the afternoon ready for learning.

Mrs. Sullivan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MacGregor Multicolor Basketballs (Set of 6) - Official Size (29.5") • Amazon Business $46.89 1 $46.89
Atomic Athletics 6 Pack of Neon Rubber Playground Footballs – Youth Size 7, 10.5" Balls with Air Pump and Mesh Storage Bag by K-Roo Sports • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Kinetic Sand Sand In Motion , 11 lbs • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $38.44 1 $38.44
Atomic Athletics 6 Pack of Neon Rubber Playground Soccer Balls - Youth Size 4, 8" Balls with Air Pump and Mesh Storage Bag by K-Roo Sports • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Wilson Traditional Soccer Ball (Size 5) • Amazon Business $8.86 3 $26.58
K-Roo Sports Lot of 12 7-foot Jump Ropes with Plastic Segmentation • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
S&S Worldwide Color Splash! Giant Box of Sidewalk Chalk(Box of 126) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ToysOpoly Playground Balls 8.5 inch Dodgeball (Set of 6) Kickball for Kids and Adults - Official Size for Dodge Ball, Handball, Camps, Picnic, Church & School + Free Pump • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Geospace Walkaroo Ican Bucket Stilts, Green and Purple, (Pack of 2 Pairs) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Geospace Jumparoo Deluxe Bungee Boing Foam Bouncing Toy - The Squeakiest, Easiest Pogo Ever! for Kids 3 Years & Up, Pogo Stick • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Flybar My First Foam Pogo Jumper for Kids Fun and Safe Pogo Stick for Toddlers, Durable Foam and Bungee Jumper for Ages 3 and up, Supports up to 250lbs (Blue) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Whistles with Lanyard - Pack of 24 - Black Plastic - Loud and Crisp - Perfect for Coaches, Referees, Emergencies, and More • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Get Out! Bucket Stilts in Yellow – Kid Stilt 2-Pack (Pair) Walking Cups for Children – Kids Stepper Toy Walking Stilts • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Spalding NBA Mini Basketball - Blue/Green • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
USA Toyz Play Sand Toys for Kids - 23 Pc Kids Sand Toys Play Sand Kit with Play Sand Castle Molds + 5 Magic Sand Art Tools for Kinetic Play Sand • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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