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Ms. Francis from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess Is No Fun Without Stuff to Play With

My students need recess equipment such as jump ropes, stilts, a carpet, and playground balls.

  • $708 goal

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I teach first graders at a public school in an urban setting in Northern California. My 22 six year olds come from wonderfully diverse backgrounds. We are also an inclusive school so every class has children with special needs.

Our beautiful school has a bleak and barren recess yard. There are only a few balls, but they are basketballs and the kids like to throw and kick them....ouch it hurts when they hit you in the head. The kids just run around and chase each other instead of playing games together. Children live for recess time. Sixty kids come out to play at recess time. All they want to do is play. They wait for recess, then they get out on the yard and have nothing to play with. They get into trouble because they have nothing to play with.

How wonderful for the children if they could go outside for recess and have fun equipment to play games with. We need colorful bouncy balls, a hopscotch carpet, jumbo pick up sticks, jump ropes for one or two. With your generous and thoughtful donation to our recess equipment project our students will enjoy their playtime and be ready to work when they return to class.

You can make a difference in the lives of children by donating to this project. Thank you for considering this project.

Ms. Francis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CS846 - Hopscotch Carpet • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
Deluxe Giant Pickup Sticks • Sportime, Inc. $86.99 1 $86.99
Super Grip • Sportime, Inc. $13.99 5 $69.95
UB6 - 6" Lakeshore Playground Ball • Lakeshore Learning $3.90 8 $31.20
RR267 - Let’s Count Playground Balls • Lakeshore Learning $36.99 3 $110.97
DS349 - Super Stilts - Set of 4 Pairs • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 2 $39.98
Nylon Jump Rope 16' (4.9m) • Sportime, Inc. $43.99 1 $43.99
Nylon Jump Rope 8' (2.4m) • Sportime, Inc. $27.99 1 $27.99
Nylon Jump Rope 9' (2.7m) • Sportime, Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99

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