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

We Like to Move It, Move It!

My students need 6 jump ropes, 2 toss & catch games, flying discs, 6 comet balls, 6 playground balls, 13 foam balls, sidewalk chalk, 2 balance boards, a rainbow rhythm set, & a scoop ball set.

  • $465 goal

This project expired on August 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are full of energy, eager to explore, and love to ask questions. We have a diverse group of students from many cultures and backgrounds. However, most of our students live in poverty, with hard-working families.

As first graders, there is so much for them to learn in a school year.

Learning isn't just about reading, math, and other academics though! We also need to learn how to cooperate, problem solve, be a leader, and have fun! These days so many children spend a lot of time on tablets and other technology. We want our children to learn how to have some good old-fashioned fun and be kids, too!

My Project

We have been noticing that in recent years, more children are beginning school without knowing how to really play. Kids are spending a great deal of time on tablets and other technology. Lack of authentic play affects their ability to learn, cooperate, compromise, and problem-solve. It's meant that recess has resulted in a lot more aggressive behavior in the last couple years and that children seem to have more issues with impulse control. Therefore, we're working on teaching the children a variety of games, so they have a bunch to choose from instead of the typical boys chase girls and tag. We're also working on modeling how to problem-solve, take turns, and compromise. More playground equipment sure would help us with this! This project is full of wonderful activities to help with balance, hand-eye coordination, games to get their heart pumping, and just plain FUN activities. Some are good for kids to do along, while others are meant for two or more. Please help us get back to the basics and help us teach kids how to have fun and get along! You'll also help them improve in reading, math, and other academics.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spooner Boards Freestyle - Green • Amazon Business $37.89 1 $37.89
FC589 - Soft & Safe Comet Balls - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Foam Ball & Mesh Bag Set (5 balls) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $28.01 1 $28.01
Champion Sports Scoop Ball Set: Classic Outdoor Lawn Party & Kids Game in 6 Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Flying Bean Bags (set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 2 $23.72
FB188X - Swivel-Handle Jump Ropes - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
Nerf Sports Vortex Aero Howler Toy, Orange • Amazon Business $21.29 1 $21.29
Rainbow Rhythm Ribbon Set (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.66 1 $18.66
Waboba Moon Ball (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.32 2 $18.64
Sponge Softballs (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.11 1 $16.11
ALEX Toys Active Play Monkey Balance Board • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Swing Ball Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Best Kids Ring Frisbees [Green/Orange] Play Ultimate Toss Games with Friends and Family Outdoors - Indoor Gym Flying Disc Toys for Top Frisby Golf - Sports Juguetes Para Niños Frisbie • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Stomp Rocket(r) Squeeze Planes (Set of 3) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $12.75 1 $12.75
Crayola(r) Washable Sidewalk Chalk • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.91 2 $11.82
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Clicker Crab Toss and Grip Catching Game With 2 Balls • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Froggy Toss and Grip Catching Game With 2 Balls • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Angry Birds 8-12 in. Playground Ball • Nasco $8.28 1 $8.28
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Trixie Ladybug Flying Disc Catching Activity • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sports Ball Bag • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 1 $5.06
Foam Turbo Football • Kaplan Early Learning Company $4.21 1 $4.21
Angry Birds 5 in. Playground Ball • Nasco $4.16 1 $4.16

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