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Ms. Angel from Las Vegas NV is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Play Does the Whole Brain Good!

Help me give my students the opportunity to engage in team-oriented play that develops the skills associated with social-emotional learning.

  • $832 goal

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My Students

"Play that links sensorimotor, cognitive, and social-emotional experiences together provides an ideal setting for brain development..." Doris Bergen, Educational Psychologist

Students that attend our elementary school come from a variety of different socio-economic backgrounds with over 80% of them receiving free and reduced lunch.

Our school strives to raise student achievement and engage the community by planning and providing various before and after school programs. Despite many obstacles, our students are eager to learn and do their best. They come to school knowing that they are valued here and can be successful.

My Project

The wide open space provided by our primary play yard provides the perfect stage for rich play experiences. Play, and more specifically team or group oriented play, allows students to learn more about themselves and practice how to interact with others. Students learn how to cheer each other on in a positive manner as friends are challenged to move the soccer balls across a coned obstacle course. They develop perseverance, manage success and defeat, as they try to get the ball into the circle-shot starter hoop. Children chant rhymes by memory as they jump together using the nylon long jump rope or sing and dance together with educational movement songs played on the multimedia player. All these experiences develops moral character; learning how to be a friend, recognize friendly and unfriendly behavior and how to tell the difference.

“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are playing.” - Charles Schaefer.

Unfortunately, what is missing in this picture is the equipment to facilitate such experiences. The play equipment being requested for this project naturally promote team-oriented play scenarios. The equipment will be used with the goal of providing students the opportunity to positively engage with each and build higher social emotional skills - ultimately leading them on the road to success.

Ms. Angel
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CIRCLESHOT STARTER HOOP • School Specialty $70.78 3 $212.34
BALL PLAYGROUND FLEX-MATRIX 8.5'' - SET OF 6 • School Specialty $35.99 3 $107.97
CALIFONE SPIRIT SD MULTIMEDIA PLAYER - 1886 • School Specialty $88.10 1 $88.10
VINYL SAFETY CONE 12 INCH • School Specialty $6.60 10 $66.00
BALL FOAM SOCCERBALL POOF • School Specialty $11.57 4 $46.28
JUMPROPE LINK-N-SPEED ROPE 7FT SET OF 6 • School Specialty $18.67 2 $37.34
JUMP ROPE NYLON 16 FEET • School Specialty $4.54 2 $9.08

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