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Ms. DeVos from Springfield MA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess-itate Fun

Help me give my students new and fun equipment to use at recess!

  • $368 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come in like little sponges - ready to soak up all we have to teach them, regardless of their starting points. I'm looking forward to a new year with bright shiny faces depending on me!

Most children come from low-income families and the entire district gets free breakfast and lunch.

The situations the children come from do not provide them with an educational foundation however, their willingness and excitement about learning are not diminished. Although the students come from neighborhoods all over the city, we have a safe learning community that everyone contributes to.

My Project

My students need equipment to use at recess to increase their physical coordination and to simply have fun with! Many of our students don't have the opportunity to play outside because they don't have a yard or the neighborhood they live in is unsafe. With this new equipment students will be able to improve their large motor skills using the different balls, hoola hoops, and jump ropes. They will increase their hand-eye coordination with ring toss games, frisbees, and toss and catch games. We have great green space for the children to run around but we need equipment so they can engage in some organized play.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
36 in. Economy Plastic Hoops - One Dozen • Nasco $46.95 1 $46.95
PRIMED 3'' x 2'' Pop-Up Soccer Goal • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.98 2 $39.96
Fun Gripper Flyer - 12 in. • Nasco $14.99 2 $29.98
Franklin Bean Bag Toss with Carry Bag • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 1 $24.99
World Class Heavyweight Frisbee - Freestyle 160 grams • Nasco $11.95 2 $23.90
Franklin Soft Tip Target Toss • DICK'S Sporting Goods $22.99 1 $22.99
Champion Sports Swing Ball Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $18.99 1 $18.99
Franklin Grip-Rite Junior Football • DICK'S Sporting Goods $8.99 2 $17.98
Champion Sports Catch-A-Ball Set • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 1 $11.99
Bden Playground Ball - Purple • Nasco $6.95 1 $6.95
Bden Playground Ball - Green • Nasco $6.95 1 $6.95
8-ft. Jump Rope - Yellow Handles • Nasco $2.25 2 $4.50
7-ft. Jump Rope - Red Handles • Nasco $1.95 2 $3.90
16-ft. Jump Rope - Orange Handles • Nasco $3.10 1 $3.10
DICK''S Sporting Goods All Star Soccer Bounce Ball • DICK'S Sporting Goods $2.99 1 $2.99

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