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Mrs. Walker from Litchfield Park AZ is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We like to Move it, Move it!

My students need soccer balls, hula hoops, ring toss and colored cones to help promote their team building, cooperation, and social skills through active, structured play at recess.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a diverse, amazing, spirited group of second graders from Goodyear, AZ. Our school has 5 second grade classes with about 25 students per class, and they are ALL extraordinary!

On our second grade team, we have 125 exceptional, full of creative energy, and powerful little minds wanting to learn and grow daily.

We unite each day knowing that we are creating a school family built on communication and connection.

We love to read, create vivid writing pieces, team build and learn to problem solve math equations in both small and whole group settings! However, we LOVE recess, play time, time to think, be a team, show empathy, and work together.

At our school our children come to learn and grow and nurture their curious minds for the future!

My Project

Our students need various opportunities to practice and grow in both their social, emotional, and physical skills during recess time. In order to help promote wellness they need structured recess play, and time to build positive peer interactions. The tools that our students will be using during recess are: soccer balls, basketballs, hula hoops, sand toys, kick balls, flags, bases, chalk, and jump ropes to name a few!

Recess time promotes 'physical and emotional safety at school; positive relationships with peers and adults; support for learning; and an institutional environment that fosters school connectedness and engagement.'- Clifton Parker

Our ultimate goal is two fold.

1. To get our kids MOVING

2. Learn cooperation, and build teamwork.

To accomplish our goal we plan on setting up various stations that our students can use during their recess block each day. These stations will each be set up with a team building activity or sport. On the field, our students will participate in field games such as soccer and kickball. On our basketball court, students can participate in basketball and four squares. They can continue to foster their creativity at our chalk station, and not to leave out our cardio kids, we will have another station with jump ropes, and hula hoops.

Implementing the new structure of recess stations and team tools, our kids can focus more on positive interactions, learn life skills and develop conflict resolution strategies.

Mrs. Walker
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoSports Premier Soccer Ball with Premium Pump & Mesh Carrying Bag (6 Pack), Size 4, Multicolor • Amazon Business $39.67 1 $39.67
US Games Standard Hoops, 36-Inch (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $36.65 1 $36.65
Ring Toss Throw Game - Fun, Wooden Rope Ring Throwing Game for Children, Adults, Seniors • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
8.5 Inch Playground Balls (Set of 4) with 1 Hand Pump • Amazon Business $14.40 2 $28.80
Training Cones - SET OF 6 MULTICOLORED 9 INCH HIGHLY DURABLE VINYL CONES, by Playscene™ • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Sportime 1478712 Catch Tail Ball Set, Soft Foam, 36", 4" Diameter, Assorted Colors (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Beach Toys Set, Newisland 18 Piece Sand Toys with Series Sand Mold Kits, Bucket, Shovel, Water Can, Rake & Reusable Zippered Bag • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Sportime 1478841 Hula Hoop Tote-N-Store Bag, Holds 12 Hoops, Hoops Not Included, 36", Blue • Amazon Business $21.37 1 $21.37
Nylon Mesh Scrimmage Team Practice Vests Pinnies Jerseys for Children Youth Sports Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball (12 Jerseys) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Plastic Flying Discs (Set of 6), 9-Inch • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Sportime Color-Coded Vinyl Jump Ropes - 7 feet - Set of 6 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.87 2 $15.74
Champion Sports Skip Ball Set: Six Jumping Toy Assorted Colors Swing Balls - Great Kids Fitness Game for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Chalk City - 100 Piece Jumbo Washable Sidewalk Chalk • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Orange Throw Down Bases (5 Piece) • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Deluxe Chinese Jump Rope (Color May Vary) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19

Materials cost

$358.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.11

Total project goal

$494.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.08

2 Donors

-$242.63

Donations toward project cost

-$213.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.89

match offer

-$242.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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