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Mrs. Floor from Lowell MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing Pleases Pupils!

My students need safe, age-appropriate, and engaging outdoor and indoor recess equipment.

  • $455 goal

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My Students

My students are active first graders that love to pretend and get their sillies out! But in our neighborhood, only a few students live in a house with a yard and even fewer participate in after school athletic activities. With the video game and tablet craze being what it is, children are not getting out to play in a place where they are safe and supervised. Although we have frequent movement breaks throughout the day, sometimes the only gross motor, physical activity they get during the week is recess, once a day.

My Project

Recess is a well deserved break after a day of learning but, the learning doesn't have to end in the classroom! With the right quantity and quality of recess equipment, students practice the life skills of sharing, taking turns, teamwork, problem solving and sportsmanship. Since our recess yard does not have grass, the balls will allow for partner and team games. The chalk will allow students to draw or create parameters for their games. The hula hoops and jump ropes are great for increasing coordination and stamina! Students can also practice responsibility by placing the equipment in the pop-up bins and equipment bags.

Having indoor toys as well that promote concentration and coordination will make those dreary East coast winter days something to look forward to!

The ring-toss, egg & spoon game, and stepping buckets will promote balance and hand-eye coordination.

Students who may not have access to a variety of gross-motor toys at home will be able to participate in child-lead games every day both indoors and outdoors, if weather permits. I believe this will increase their positive peer interactions and will carry over into the classroom learning environment as well!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
(35 Gallon) Heavy Duty Pop-Up Collapsible Yard & Garden Bag • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $51.37 1 $51.37
School Smart Soccer Balls - Size 4 - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $51.06 1 $51.06
School Smart Stepping Buckets Balance Builders - 5 x 12 inch - Set of 6 - 2 Each of 3 Primary Colors • Amazon Business $42.52 1 $42.52
Sportime Poly Playground Balls - 8 1/2 inch - Set of 6 - Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Violet • Amazon Business $35.92 1 $35.92
Champion Sports Platform Kid Stilts: Classic Kids Party, Birthday, and Picnic Game Set • Amazon Business $35.39 1 $35.39
Sportime 1478841 Hula Hoop Tote-N-Store Bag, Holds 12 Hoops, Hoops Not Included, 36", Blue • Amazon Business $19.23 1 $19.23
Ring Toss Game - Wooden Ring Toss Set for Camping/Carnival/Outdoor/Lawn/Party/Yard - with Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Fun Express Egg Spoon Game • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Non-Toxic Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk - 100 Triangular Pieces, Won't Roll Out of Reach or Towards the Road, Works Well On Chalkboard Paint, Concrete, Asphalt and More • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Laser Sports Inflating Needles - 6 Pack Air Needles, Universal Size 1.5 Inches - Dual Action Ball Pump, for Sports and Fitness Balls (Bundle) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sportime Color-Coded Vinyl Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87

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