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Ms. H. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of multiple copies of seven different board games is $506, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $513 goal

This project expired on June 20, 2005.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach language arts to middle school students at the Ronald Edmonds Learning Center in Brooklyn, NY. Eighty five percent of our students receive free or reduced priced lunch. I'm always exploring ways to get my sixth graders motivated during their downtime (i.e. homeroom) by using activities that stimulate critical, interpretive, and analytical thinking skills. This is an ideal way to start the morning off so students will be focused, yet engaged in activities that will help them throughout the school day. Activities I've incorporated in the past have been creative journaling, and discussing and writing critiques on articles from the New York Times. In my language arts classes, I like to introduce various learning approaches and techniques to the students to create a diverse, balanced literacy program that appeals to all learning styles and creates an exciting classroom atmosphere. My goal for this proposal is to use board games to create collaborative learning activities that will allow students to work together to develop the above mentioned skills. I would like to begin this fall. Some of the games I'm interested in using are Scrabble (to build up vocabulary skills), Scattegories and Trivial Pursuit (to recall information relevant to history, literature, or science), Monopoly (to explore commerce, economics, stocks, and finance), and Chess (for critical thinking and strategy skills). Creating this interactive learning environment using board games will introduce students to alternative learning methods in a fun and exciting, yet educational way. These activities will only help to build and strengthen the confidence of students in all of their subject disciplines. Thank you for your time for considering this proposal.

Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SCATTERGORIES • S&S Worldwide-Educational $38.88 2 $77.76
TRIVIAL PURSUIT JUNIOR • S&S Worldwide-Educational $22.88 2 $45.76
4024 SCRABBLE THE #1 WORD GAME 2-6 PLAYERS AGES 8 TO ADULT • Cannon Sports, Inc. $20.95 4 $83.80
MONOPOLY BOARD GAME • Nasco $15.25 4 $61.00
SCRABBLE JR • S&S Worldwide-Educational $14.88 2 $29.76
MONOPOLY JUNIOR BOARD GAME • Nasco $11.25 2 $22.50
CHESS GAME PK/12 • S&S Worldwide-Educational $10.80 4 $43.20

Materials cost

$363.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$420.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.25

Total project goal

$512.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$512.50

4 Donors

-$461.91

Donations toward project cost

-$420.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.89

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$0.00

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