You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Deans from Milwaukee WI is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess to De-Stress!

My students need high quality recess equipment for our classroom this year.

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Play is our brain's favorite way of learning- Diane Ackerman. My students are from an economically disadvantaged district. They are full of energy and look forward to recess daily. The students in my classroom enjoy unstructured physical activities during recess as well as structured team building games. Many of my students struggle academically, but you would never know that at recess! They are really coordinated and competitive. Successful experiences foster positive behavior and academic growth. I believe social learning comes from recess!

My Project

In first grade, my students are all about physical activity. It's something they look forward to each and every day. Its also a great time for students to choose which games to play and socialize with friends. Social learning happens daily!

It would be helpful to have high quality recess equipment for my first graders!

I can visualize playing football with some students and jumping rope with others. I plan to build obstacle courses and team building activities into our school year. Cup stacking challenges are so much fun! Its amazing how fast students master games during recess. Some students are much more comfortable with drawing with chalk or blowing bubbles. I would love for students to have choices.

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Deans is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Voilamart Parachute 20 Foot for Kids with 16 Handles Zipper Carry Bag, Play Parachute for Children Tent Picnic Mat Blanket Outdoor Cooperation Group Play • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Paddle Catch Ball and Toss Game Set Disc Toss and Catch Paddle Sport Game(4 Paddles and 4 Balls) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Darice 1021-13 Miracle Bubbles Solution Refill, 64-Ounce Bottle Colors May Vary • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
S&S Worldwide YS-AR-26 Spectrum Flat Hoops / Agility Rings-26 INCH (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $33.77 1 $33.77
Little Kids Fubbles No Spill Bubble Tumbler Mini 3 Pack Party Favor Set, Includes 2oz of bubble solution and a wand per bottle (assorted colors) • Amazon Business $10.61 3 $31.83
Franklin Sports Six Pack Playground Balls with Mesh Carry Bag and Pump - 8.5 inch Diameter • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Champion Sports Poly Spot Markers, 10-inch - Set of 6, Multi-Color • Amazon Business $12.74 2 $25.48
Champion Sports 2.75 Inch Rhino Skin High Bounce Super 70 Dodgeball Set • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $21.86 1 $21.86
Training Cones - SET OF 6 MULTICOLORED 9 INCH HIGHLY DURABLE VINYL CONES, by Playscene™ • Amazon Business $10.50 2 $21.00
S&S Worldwide FBA_4162475 Box of Chalk, 1 Pack of 126 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Wilson NFL MVP Junior Football with Pump and Tee, Brown • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Sportime Color-Coded Vinyl Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.87 2 $15.74
Pawaca Sport Stacking Set with Aspirail, Reinforced Cup Lips, Improve Hand-eye Coordination and Quickness, Perfect Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pawaca Sport Stacking Set with Aspirail, Reinforced Cup Lips, Improve Hand-eye Coordination and Quickness, Perfect Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pawaca Sport Stacking Set with Aspirail, Reinforced Cup Lips, Improve Hand-eye Coordination and Quickness, Perfect Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
DEWEL Quick Stacks Cups, 12 Sets Of Sports Stacking Cups Speed Training Game(Red) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quick Stacks Cups, 12 PC Of Sports Stacking Cups Speed Training Game(Green) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Quick Stacks Cups, 12 PC Of Sports Stacking Cups Speed Training Game(Blue) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Milwaukee","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5803410],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3565042,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Deans","authorIds":{"5803410":{"owner":"Ms. Deans","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3565042],"proposalHash":"278924052","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21265238,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTMzMDQ1","NTM3MjQyMA=="],"teacherId":5803410,"schoolCounty":"Milwaukee","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WI","name":"Wisconsin"}}