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Ms. Hubbard from Allen TX is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inadequate Inside Recess

My students need fun and stimulating activities, such as puzzles, building toys, and games, for days when we must stay inside for recess.

  • $461 goal

This project expired on August 23, 2012.

This project expired on August 23, 2012.

My Students

'Rain Rain, Go Away!' That's what I hear from my students on rainy school days! Last year, our PTA graciously purchased our school an outside playground. My students love recess time; however on days when we must stay inside, students lack the quality supplies needed to have an enjoyable recess.

My class of 2nd graders love school!

We work hard during the day, and we play hard during breaks. Our class is very diverse; however we have learned a lot from each other over the year. Even though many students come and go throughout the day for programs such as Speech, GT, OT/PT, Resource, Dyslexia Therapy, and more, we have learned to work together, to participate together, to learn together, and to play together. Most importantly, throughout this year, we have come to THRIVE together! It brings me joy when I see my students intermingling during the day-- they've discovered that it's okay to accept each other for strengths and weaknesses-- and also to love each other for them!

My Project

I would love to further foster that concept of comradery and togetherness, even during inside recess! Currently for inside recess, our classroom uses a few old puzzles with missing pieces, a few chess and checkers sets (some with missing pieces and some complete), a few board games, and paper and markers to draw with. It would be an amazing sight to see my students challenging one another during inside recess. All the supplies I have requested require 2 or more players, and many of the games incorporate teamwork and patience. Puzzles are a great critical thinking tool, and they're also great for a classroom because many children can work together at the same time. This same thought continues to the blocks and Tinker Toys sets I have requested-- children can be creative while working in large groups together. I can just see them now, happy and busy!

Throughout every day, I try to challenge my students.

When there is rain, or even weather that is too hot (yes, we are in Texas!), students miss the opportunity of outside play. I want to give my students an equal alternative for inside recess, something that is fun, challenging, and entertaining. I am not a teacher to simply put on a movie for inside recess, and these supplies would help in my own personal efforts to stimulate my students and fuel their learning!

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG786 - Rain Forest Jigsaw Puzzle - 45 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning $6.99 1 $6.99
GG783 - Dinosaurs Jigsaw Puzzle - 45 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning $6.99 1 $6.99
GG784 - Bugs Jigsaw Puzzle - 35 Pieces • Lakeshore Learning $5.59 1 $5.59
Fabulous Fiddlestix - 144 Piece Set----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $30.28 1 $30.28
GIANT PICK-UP STICKS----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.99 2 $7.98
I SPY MEMORY GAME----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $27.54 1 $27.54
CONNECT FOUR----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $29.10 2 $58.20
JENGA----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
GUESS WHO----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $26.99 1 $26.99
CHECKERS----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $3.99 2 $7.98
TIC TAC TOE----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $4.99 2 $9.98
Solar System 200 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.00 1 $12.00
Mare & Foal 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.95 1 $6.95
The Magical Unicorn Puzzle - 60 pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.95 1 $9.95
Shark Jigsaw 100 Piece Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.95 1 $7.95
LEGO(r) Bricks Set - 884 Pieces • Kaplan Early Learning Company $52.95 1 $52.95
LEGO(r) Doors, Windows, and Roof Tiles Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $36.95 1 $36.95

Materials cost

$335.26

Vendor shipping charges

$20.78

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.01

Total project goal

$460.08

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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