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Mrs. Argentieri from Cove City NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess Is Important Too: We Need Recess Equipment

My students need playground equipment including basketballs, jump ropes, cones, playground balls, hula hoops and fitness dice.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you ask a kid, "what's your favorite subject in school?", most people would not be surprised to hear the response, "recess". That response may not be unjustified. My second graders work very hard throughout the entire school day and finally have recess towards the end.

My students are from Eastern North Carolina.

At our school, a large majority of the students are from single parent homes and receive free or reduced lunch. With the increased emphasis on testing, the importance of recess is often overlooked. Not only is recess beneficial to students' overall health, it is important for their academic performance as well. Research shows that children need a break from academic instruction in order for them to pay attention and have their brains function to the fullest. At our school, recess is at the same time for grades K-5. Although there are multiple playground areas, it is very hard to avoid children in lower grades from playing with children in upper grades because their is only so much playground equipment to share. As you can imagine, almost 500 children on a playground can be pretty chaotic.

My Project

I am trying to get basketballs, playground balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, fitness dice and cones for our recess time. These materials will help my students remain active. Without this equipment, my students often roam around wondering what they can do. The cones will help me be able to set boundaries while we play group games such as freeze tag or "cross the ocean". These playground toys and equipment will keep my students active and happy so that they are ready to focus and learn when they come back in.

Even though it may seem like your donation for playground equipment will only help children during that recess time, that isn't true.

Having appropriate recess time to get out energy and play helps every other subject area. After my students go outside and play with their hula hoops and fitness dice, they will be more able to focus on learning to read and doing math.

Mrs. Argentieri
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Set of 6 Playground Balls with Hand Pump and Needles • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Markwort Youth Kids Size 4 Rubber Basketball • Amazon $13.03 2 $26.06
Sportime Color-Coded Vinyl Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Gonge Cubes with Actions Numbers Fitness Dice, Set of 2 • Amazon $13.99 1 $13.99
Original Hula Hoop, Color May Vary,various sizes • Amazon $12.43 1 $12.43
GameCraft Orange Low Profile Cones (12-Pack) • Amazon $10.88 1 $10.88
AEROBIE PRO RING (Colors May Vary) • Amazon $9.30 1 $9.30

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