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Mrs. Jones from Aurora CO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Believe the Children are our Future Part II

My students need activities like the parachute, GroupLoop, and the Sitka Swing to help them learn how to cooperate and work together.

  • $588 goal

This project expired on May 8, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are crew, not passengers. This is the phrase used to guide learning in my classroom. Students are discovering how working together means we all achieve success together.

My students reflect the melting pot that is the United States.

They come from all walks of life and join together in my classroom where they live, breath, and work together for eight hours a day. Many of my students lack the basic skills needed to learn and work together. My school engages students in a challenging program where all core subjects, as well as technology, fine arts, physical fitness and Spanish, are integrated into deep investigations of real-world issues. We call these Expeditions, and they connect classroom content to everyday life. What better way to connect to everyday life than to be able to work well with the people you are surrounded by?

My Project

Using the Sitka Swing, my students will have to work together to get a swinging pole from one place to the other by each holding onto a different rope that is attached to the pole. It is challenging and requires students to work together. The parachute and GroupLoop also require students to work together in a fun and exciting way. I believe that students learn best by doing. Students, and adults for that matter, can talk about cooperation, respect, and leadership until they are blue in the face, but doing activities that actually require those things helps them realize and understand their importance. The team building materials I'm requesting will allow students to work together, problem solve, and begin to respect each other's ideas. These activities set students up to share a common goal, remove inhibitors, and help to introduce the resources, skills, information and processes to help them achieve the common goal.

These materials will not only allow me to foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable working together and sharing ideas, but it will allow these students to take these skills with them to become productive, cooperative members of our community.

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

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This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GRIPSTARCHUTE 30' • Sportime, Inc $199.49 1 $199.49
CONE GAME CONES 6 COLORS 6''H • Sportime, Inc $23.74 1 $23.74
GROUP LOOP W/GUIDE • Sportime, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99
SWING SITKA • Sportime, Inc $132.99 1 $132.99

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