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Ms. Koehler from San Francisco CA is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess - More than Just Fun and Games

My students need more recess equipment! These materials will help give students another option for fun playtime activities that will also help build their gross motor and social skills.

  • $171 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a very dense, urban immigrant community, my students are often balancing multiple lives simultaneously—that of school, home, and the neighborhood; that of American life, alongside their family's important cultural ties to their homelands.

The longer that I have had the privilege to work in such a community, the more I see the importance and necessity of providing my students with as many opportunities as I can for hands-on, exploratory opportunities that are hard to come by in such a densely populated neighborhood.

I love being able to take them out into the world, into nature, and to explore the environment that exists beyond the boundaries of our school's surrounding blocks. In the classroom, I try to continue this exploration by providing creative outlets that they usually can't access outside of school.

My Project

One big focus for our school community is providing ways to make recess fun, safe, and inclusive for all of our students. Reflecting on my own childhood, I remember that I was too shy to play the big games like basketball, but I was too active to want to sit around and chat with my friends. What kind of in-between was there for a kid like me? My friends and I formed a Koosh Klub!

These small, rubbery, stretchy balls are the perfect recess alternative for kids who want to be active and play, but might not want to join in the typical big ball games.

For students who might be of different modalities, toys like this can make recess accessible and fun. I am hoping to have these available in my class in order to provide choices that can empower each student to engage with recess on their own terms.

In addition, these balls provide a perfect rainy day recess or indoor PE activity. Students will still get the chance to practice their gross motor skills, communication skills, and peer to peer skills . . . without even realizing it! To this order, I have also added some sensory motor toys for special needs students, in order to provide more alternative versions of play, as well as "toys" that help them with their learning needs.

Ms. Koehler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys Rainbow Pom Colorful Bouncy Stress Toy • Amazon Business $11.99 7 $83.93
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

Materials cost

$103.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.59

Total project goal

$170.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.58

1 Donor

-$113.72

Donations toward project cost

-$96.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.06

match offer

-$56.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$48.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.53

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$0.00

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