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Mrs. Johnson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reimagining Recess!

Help me give my students resources for outdoor cooperative play! My students need materials to help them learn through play and interaction with others that their current situation may not allow them to otherwise have.

  • $320 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a unique group of learners because they come from very diverse backgrounds, in a primarily impoverished area in the state of Indiana. My students belong to a Title I, free and reduced-price lunch school in Indianapolis.

For my students, Kindergarten is their first experience with school, and I want instruction to be safe, welcoming, and comforting for them.

By giving them a safe and inviting place to play and be a kid, WE can give them this experience!

My Project

Many of my students do not have preschool experience before joining me in my classroom, therefore a project like this can really help them gain the social skills they may be missing. With so much going on outside of school, I want school to be a place where they can communicate and learn to interact with others in order to advance their academic and social gains.

Vygotsky theory states that children learn best through play, so I am hoping to give my students this opportunity through outdoor sport toys, a classroom garden, and a storage bench for our kindergarten playground.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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15 donors15 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 58 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adams Manufacturing 9303-60-3700 36-Inch Deluxe Garden Planter, Earth Brown • Amazon Business $36.49 2 $72.98
Keter Novel Plastic Deck Storage Container Box Outdoor Patio Garden Furniture 90 Gal, Black • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
16 PCs Sports Outdoor Games Set with Scoop Ball Toss, Toss and Catch Games, Tennis Racket Sports Toy, Slingshot Rocket Copters Water Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $23.95 2 $47.90
Sport Squad Portable Soccer Goal Net (Set of 2) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Champion Sports Rounded Edge Foam Discs • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Ifavor123 Multi Color Mini Dodgeball Kickball Hand Pump Playballs - 6 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$237.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$271.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.90

Total project goal

$319.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$319.31

13 Donors

-$309.60

Donations toward project cost

-$266.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.29

Matching donations from our partners

-$6.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$5.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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