My students need bouncy balls, jump ropes, and basketballs for recess play.
This project expired on December 11, 2015.
Hooray! This project is fully funded
Each day I send my students out to a barren recess yard. I can't help but picture how much more fun they would have if they had equipment to help aid their play.
We are a first grade class in a small charter school in California.
Many of the students at this school come from families who can provide the items that are necessary, but often not anything in excess. The students in my class are a wonderful bunch of kids. They love playing outside and would greatly benefit from more equipment during their recesses.
A few years ago we moved to a new area with a wonderful play yard, with a small play structure, but no other activities for them to do. The students have adjusted to the yard and have created games and activities using the small amount of equipment that has been donated so far this year. However, the lack of equipment has also allowed for considerably more conflict, as the students fight over who gets to play and who gets to use the equipment. We are asking for different types and sizes of balls, and a set of jump ropes that will help allow all students to have the equipment they desire. With the resources from this project, we will be able to provide our students with a more structured recess, with team games and activities.
Student play is one of the most important tools for learning.
The skills that students learn at recess can't be replicated in a classroom. With your support, my students will be able to learn and grow the social skills that are so important for a first grader to learn.
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