The cost of one grip parachute from Sportime, Inc. is $310, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
With all the new standards and pressures to increase test scores in reading, writing, and arithmetic, students' exposure to physical education has dramatically decreased. Yet, studies show that increased physical activity not only helps children to sharpen their fine motor skills, but also their visuo-spatial development. Moreover, with increased visuo-spatial development and fine motor skills, students will be more likely to excel in reading, writing, and in arithmetic.
Understanding the importance of physical education for developing children, I have made efforts to preserve time for physical education in my second grade classroom, but I am in need P.E. supplies appropriate for the age range of my students. For my students, I would like to use a 30' parachute to develop interactive team centered but non-aggressive activities.
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