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Mrs. Litvak from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Moving and Grooving With Outdoor Play!

My students need a balance beam, beanbag board, hop-along balls and other active learning and gross motor equipment to use when we go outside to play.

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a diverse inclusive classroom of low-income students aged 3 to 5. For most of my students, this is their first learning experience. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch at school. We are located in the inner city of Pittsburgh and provide a free comprehensive program that is designed to nurture and support each child as we prepare them to transition to kindergarten.

My students are very interested in learning about letters, math social studies, engineering and science, and enjoy exploring with technology.

They are dreamers, thinkers, and questioners and love to discover new things about the world around them. Despite the challenges they face they come to school each day ready to work and play with smiles and positive attitudes.

My Project

Outdoor play is a big part of Pre-K. We try our best to get the children outside every day that the weather allows. It is so beneficial to get fresh air and exercise.They need to burn off energy while learning to socialize through play. A lot of times, children are expected to sit during the school day to learn what they need, but often they can't focus if they haven't had a chance to get active!

Being able to move and have outdoor playtime is an important part of their day!

Having materials such as a balance beam, platform stilts and hop-a-long balls will assist in helping with developing and strengthening balance, focus and large motor muscles. Fine motor skills will improve when the children use things such as the bean bag toss, ring toss game and bowling sets. Having a variety of materials to meet the interests of all the children will help them be able to make choices and use their various fine and large motor skills to improve and grow while having fun!

This equipment will promote a sense of confidence, decision making, and will allow the children to experience the social cue of taking turns, promote hand eye coordination, and reinforce confidence too. These are all important skills that students need to develop at an early age, especially in the world of technology, where kids are not moving as much as they should be!

Mrs. Litvak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA191 - Beginner’s Balance Beams • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
FF561 - Beanbag Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RA669 - Large Hop-Along Ball • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
Movin' Sit Jr. • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.66 1 $35.66
Platform Stilts - 6 pair • Kaplan Early Learning Company $32.26 1 $32.26
Meadow Ring Toss Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
RTL129 - Mini Bowling Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
WD111 - Big Bubbles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$365.08

Vendor shipping charges

$13.37

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.05

Total project goal

$486.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.98

5 Donors

-$250.00

Donations toward project cost

-$212.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

match offer

-$236.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$201.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.55

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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