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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Playtime More Fun!

Help me give my students recess equipment such as balls, jump ropes and flying discs for the entire school to use.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for Exceeding Expectations. Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

We are lucky to have nice playground equipment and a large kickball field for our students to play on at recess.

However, we have no balls or other equipment for students to play with to give them recess choices.

My Project

Recess is important! It improves brain function, promotes social skills, fights childhood obesity, and reduces stress. Everyone needs a break from the hard work of learning, and we want our students to have more choices and ways to play besides the playground equipment!

For this project, I am requesting recess equipment for the entire school to use.

Playground balls and bases will allow all students to learn how to play kickball and work as a team. Hula hoops, flying discs, and jump ropes will give students more choices at recess time. All students at our school, K-5, will have access to and be able to use this recess equipment!

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Champion Sports PGSET Playground Ball Set, 8.5” Set of 6 • Amazon Business $33.04 3 $99.12
Gamecraft 9" Plastic Flying Discs (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $18.07 3 $54.21
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $24.05 2 $48.10
Sportime Gradestuff Link Jump Ropes, 7 Feet, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.62 3 $43.86
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.86 2 $43.72
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $43.52 1 $43.52
Cintz Baseball Throw Down Rubber Base Set - 4 Piece Set of Baseball Bases • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98

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