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Ms. LaPlaca from New Orleans LA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Physical

My students need collapsible wagon to bring to the park, supply caddies for chalk, binoculars, outdoor games, outdoor sports balls and pump, and more!

  • $326 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is one of the truly diverse public schools in New Orleans, a real reflection of the city and its people. Our school offers the Montessori program and, therefore we free the child's potential and aim for lasting peace and a love for learning.

My classroom is unique; it is an all kindergarten version of an early childhood Montessori classroom.

However, I am AMS Early Childhood certified and incorporate and use as much of Montessori practices and ideology as possible. We have practical life, sensorial, language/reading, math, geography, and cultural studies areas in the classroom. During work time, the students are free to choose and receive lessons in all areas.

Ms. J is my fabulous TA, and we are a community above all, respecting and taking care of one another. Their curiosities are bursting at the seams and luckily, we are encouraged as teachers to invest in our students' interests.

My Project

Spending time outside helps children develop self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem. Playing outdoor games develops collaborative-working and communication skills. Provides positive health benefits – both physically and mentally – and they assist in gross and fine-motor development. And of course, spending time learning outside can develop a lifelong love of the outdoors.

"We cannot create observers by saying 'observe', but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses,"

-Dr. Maria Montessori

As the students learn inside, they can extend their knowledge to the real world, outside the walls of the classroom. These supplies will allow these 25 Kindergarten students to spend more time outside, have more trips to the nearby park with paints and books, activities for the outdoors, and outdoor balls for group play. Help us build a love for outdoor activity, physical play, and the beauty of nature for these young children.

Ms. LaPlaca
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mac Sports Collapsible Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon, Blue • Amazon Business $66.70 1 $66.70
Spalding Rookie Gear Basketball - Multi-Color - Youth Size (27.5") • Amazon Business $18.50 2 $37.00
Franklin Sports Six Pack Playground Balls with Mesh Carry Bag and Pump - 8.5 inch Diameter • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
| Set of 16 | Spectrum Unbreakable Plastic 10oz Kids Juice Tumblers in 8 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Chastep 8" Integral Skin Foam Soccer Ball Perfect for Kids or Beginner Play and Excercise Durable for Outdoor Play - Orange(2nd Generation) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Vgo... 3 Pairs Age 5-7 Kids Gardening,Lawing,Working Gloves,Foam Rubber Coated(Size XXS,3 Colors,KID-RB6013) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
POOF 60pc. Sidewalk Chalk • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Haundry Mesh Shower Caddy Portable for College Dorm, Large Bathroom Tote Bag with 8 Pockets, Waterproof • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Sharpie 1829201 Metallic Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 6-Count • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48

Materials cost

$224.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$277.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.89

Total project goal

$325.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$325.92

6 Donors

-$325.92

Donations toward project cost

-$277.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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