You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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

From Bored to Board...

The cost of multiple copies of seven different board games is $506, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. H. is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


4 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[9740],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":12606,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":60,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. H.","authorIds":{"9740":{"owner":"Ms. H.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[12606],"proposalHash":"1559896948","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":120313,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":9740,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}