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Mrs. Whitlock from Newport News VA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess Games

Help me give my students games and equipment for both indoor and outdoor recess

  • $441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school where many of my students are bused in from low-income areas of downtown Newport News. My classroom is very diverse, with students ranging from English Language Learners to Talented and Gifted students. They are all amazing children and are eager to learn every day.

We are halfway through the school year and are excited to finish out the year strong.

They are in third grade, which is the first year of state testing for them, but I make sure we have time every day to focus on growing in skills like kindness and mindfulness. These kids need to know they matter and they are loved and I take time every day to make sure they know that.

My Project

This project will give my students games to play for recess whether it is indoors due to weather, or outside on the playground and blacktop. My school has basketball hoops and a nice blacktop but my students have nothing to play with when they go out. This project will give them the equipment needed to utilize the facility appropriately.

Recess is a time to help develop interpersonal communication skills.

Many of my students have trouble figuring out what to do at recess because they have not fully developed their social skills and are working on how to make friends. These games and equipment will get students who have not previously interacted start playing together.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sportime Kindergarten Recess Pack, Violet • Amazon Business $152.77 1 $152.77
Champion Sports 910SET Stopwatch Timer Set: Waterproof, HandHeld Digital Clock Sport Stopwatches with Large Display for Kids or Coach - Bright Colored 6 Pack • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
JOYIN 24 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wands Bulk (2 Dozen) for Summer Toy, Outdoor / Indoor Activity Use, Bubbles Party Favors Supplies for Kids • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $20.57 1 $20.57
Buy Jump Ropes Beaded Double Dutch Jump Rope, Rainbow • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Sidewalk Chalk Party Pack – 30 x Pack of 4 Multi-Color Jumbo Street Chalks – 4 Bright & Cheerful Colors – Nontoxic, Washable Tapered Chalks for Party Favors and Gifts - 1 x 4 Inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Hasbro Gaming The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Sports Ball Pump Inflator with 5 needles (Pin) and Pouch, Dual Action Hand Held Portable Air Ball Pump with pins to Inflate Athletic Soccer Ball, Football, Volleyball, Rugby-Ball, and Basketball • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Mesh Equipment Bag, Turquoise - 32” x 36” - Adjustable, sliding drawstring cord closure. Perfect mesh bag for parent or coach, making it easy to transport and keeping your sporting gear organized. • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

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