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Ms. Gugliuzzo from Hartford CT is requesting sports & exercise equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Recess Matters

Help me give my students sports equipment to play with during outdoor recess!

  • $353 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

I am a school social worker at an elementary school in Hartford, CT. My students are in grades PK-5 and come from diverse backgrounds. Many of my students have experienced poverty, homelessness, hunger, violence and other traumas. Despite their personal challenges my students are resilient and eager to learn. The district I work in ensures that we promote a safe and inclusive environment as we work alongside the families of each student to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of each child.

My Project

Recess is one of the most important parts of the school day. Not only does it give students the opportunity to be physically active but it also gives them the opportunity to interact with their peers and build friendships. Unfortunately, my students do not have access to a playground or recess equipment so recess is not as enjoyable for them. My school only has a blacktop and grass for my students to play on at recess. Whatever toys my students have to play with at recess are toys that they bring from home.

The lack of recess equipment causes my students to engage in negative and unsafe behaviors because they are bored and don't know what else to do.

By having access to toys and sports equipment my students will be able to increase their physical activity and improve their social skills. With your help, my students will be able to enjoy recess again!

Ms. Gugliuzzo
Grades 3-5

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GoSports Premier Soccer Ball with Premium Pump & Mesh Carrying Bag (6 Pack), Size 5, Multicolor • Amazon Business $48.04 1 $48.04
GoSports Rubber Footballs - 6 Pack of Youth Size Balls with Pump & Carrying Bag • Amazon Business $38.72 1 $38.72
Franklin Sports Playground Balls - Rubber Kickballs and Playground Balls For Kids - Great for Dodgeball, Kickball, and Schoolyard Games – 8.5” Diameter, Multicolor Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $28.34 1 $28.34
Wiffle Ball 6 Baseballs Official Size and 2 Pack Wiffle 32" Bats = 8 Pack • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
6 Pack Toy Hoop Bundle Pack - Snap Together Detachable Adjustable Weight Size Plastic Hoops - Kids Hula Rings for Sports Playing, 32-Inch • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
ELCOHO 8 Set 7.3 Inch Toss and Catch Paddle Sticky Target Rackets Throw Catch Ball Set with 8 Paddles and 8 Balls for Outdoor Sports Beach Games, Blue • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
GoSports 7" Mini Basketball 3 Pack with Premium Pump - Perfect for Mini Hoops or Training • Amazon Business $16.51 1 $16.51
GiftExpress Adjustable Size Colorful Jump Rope for Kids and Teens - Outdoor Indoor Fun Games Skipping Rope Exercise Fitness Activity and Party Favor - Assorted Colors Pack of (6) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SUHEEUS Kids Flying Disc Toy Outdoor Playing Lawn Game Disk Flyer for Kindergarten Teaching Soft Silicone Colorful 6 Pack Bulk Set • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Super Z Outlet Sports Ball Bag Drawstring Mesh - Extra Large Professional Equipment with Shoulder Strap Black (30" x 40" Inches) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
GoSports Agility Training Sport Cone 20 Pack with Tote Bag - Low Profile Field Markers for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Franklin Sports Baseball Base Deluxe Set - MLB Baseball + Softball Bases, Home Plate and Pitchers Rubber - Portable Baseball, Softball, + Kickball Bases • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65

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