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Mrs. Edinger from Buckley MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learn to Fly

My students need a swing set and swings for our preschool playground.

  • $1,097 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Play is often talked about as a relief from serious learning. For children, play is serious learning."—Mr. Rogers

My class consists of 16 four-year-olds who love life!

We are in a very small, poverty-stricken community. Our school district is one building for kindergarten through 12th grade. Our classroom is a small building outside of the main school building. We have our own small fenced-in area with limited things to do. We believe in play-based learning in our classroom.

"Play in the dirt, because life is too short to have clean fingernails." As you can see in our picture, my kids LOVE dirt!

My Project

Many preschool students need constant movement. Spinning, running, climbing, swaying, jumping, hopping...you name it, they do it. We have equipment for the preschoolers to do many different types of movement except one, and that is swinging.

Swinging has many benefits for kids besides that it is just fun to do.

Swinging helps build core muscles for children and helps develop a sense of balance. For some students, especially those with sensory processing disorders (which we see quite often), the back and forth motion of a swing can be extremely calming.

Having swings on or little playground would be a great addition to our outside time but would also provide calming breaks for some of our students throughout the day.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
8' CONTEMPORARY 2 LEG SWING - GALVANIZED - 2 SEAT ADDER (SAME FOR 3 LEG BLOCK) SPECIFY FITTING PC COLOR • School Specialty $578.17 1 $578.17
MOLDED RUBBER SEAT IN BLACK WITH PVC CHAINS - 8' BEAM - 2 SEATS • School Specialty $230.97 1 $230.97
OPTION CLASS - BCI BURKE UPRIGHT POSTS/FITTINGS POWDERCOAT COLORS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00
BLUE (25)- NPS • School Specialty $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$809.14

Vendor shipping charges

$80.91

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$932.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$164.50

Total project goal

$1,096.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,096.69

3 Donors

-$537.76

Donations toward project cost

-$475.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.66

match offer

-$537.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$457.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$80.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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