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Ms. Stefane from Grayling MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Too Cold? Let's Move Indoors!

Help me give my students PlasmaCars, Stepping Domes, and Pogojumpers, so we can bring gross motor activities indoors over the long winter months!

  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every preschool teacher will tell you that their class is full of energy, and ours is no exception! We currently have 16 4-year-olds in our room, most getting their first school experience. Our program serves low-income and at risk families in a relatively rural area of northern Michigan.

Our classroom may be small, but our kids have big ideas!

In just the first few weeks of school, we've had children creating 3D dinosaurs in the art area, setting up a stage and giving a concert (complete with a backup band!) in music and movement, and asking for gloves to use in the discovery area because the "potions" they were creating were "hot."

Our daily objective is learning through play! The children ask questions, investigate the world around them, and learn how to interact with their peers, both in the classroom and outdoors.

My Project

We live in northern Michigan, so we're used to cold weather and make sure we have enough outdoor gear for all of our students, but sometimes, it's just too cold! When the temperature drops below 10 degrees with wind chills (which can be for weeks at a time) we stay inside and do gross motor activities in our classroom or in the hallway. We have no other space to use, and, right now, no equipment.

Portable equipment will give my students an opportunity to expend their energy and build upon their gross motor development, regardless of the weather!

The Stepping Domes and Pogo Jumper help them work on balance. The soccer ball and goal allows for cooperative play and development of gross motor manipulation skills. The scarves can be used for props during dancing activities. Plus, it's all fun!

Ms. Stefane
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PlasmaCar The Original by PlaSmart – Red – Ride On Toy, Ages 3 yrs and Up, No batteries, gears, or pedals, Twist, Turn, Wiggle for endless fun • Amazon Business $48.49 2 $96.98
Stepping Domes for Kids - Active Play Activity • Amazon Business $73.50 1 $73.50
S&S Worldwide Balance Builder Beam • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
Geospace Jumparoo Deluxe Bungee Boing Foam Bouncing Toy - The Squeakiest, Easiest Pogo Ever! For Kids 3 Years & Up, Pogo Stick • Amazon Business $14.89 4 $59.56
Agirlgle Ring Toss Games For Kids and Outdoor Toys Keep Kids Active-Outdoor Kids Games for Tailgating, Camping, Backyard and Garden- Easy to Assemble and Made of EVA Foam Soft Materials Safety for Kid • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Kidoozie Pop-Up 'n Play Goal • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
Jmkcoz 24pcs Square Juggling Silk Dance Scarves Magic Tricks Performance Props Accessories Movement Scarves 24 by 24 Inches 6 Colors • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Donal High Density Foam Soccer Ball, Black and Yellow • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88

Materials cost

$366.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.99

Total project goal

$473.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.28

2 Donors

-$217.64

Donations toward project cost

-$213.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$221.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.40

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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