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Mrs. Kuch from Kansas City KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Game Is Just A Board Until It Is Played

Help me give my students the opportunity to socialize and learn soft skills with LEGO bricks, board and card games.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being a student in an inner city school cannot be easy. Over 90% of our students are considered 'free or reduced lunch" so we are fortunate to provide all of our students 2 meals at school and one snack to take home. Since hunger is a huge problem in our community, our students need extra help in the classroom and at home. Our school also is very diverse in culture. I am fairly sure all of our students are bilingual with our school speaking 40+ different languages.

I am blessed to have taught 6th grade at this urban school and now enjoy being the librarian.

I love that I get to be a smiling face everyday for these students. At our school, the future is a big priority. We spend several hours a week goal setting and strategizing on what their future will look like. We are a community determined to create a better generation.

My Project

Students need an outlet to be problem solvers in a safe environment. This will get them socializing, and learning new words while having fun. The Lego mats will be a base for creating Lego structures on the walls. Rage and Phase 10 are two fun card games where students will need to follow directions and communicate well with each other. Takenoko and Kingdomino are games where students will have to use critical thinking skills along with soft skills to compete.

Students learn best when they feel free to explore and feel safe.

I am creating a safe environment for students to learn about themselves and learn important soft skills that they will use in the world.

Mrs. Kuch
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Asmodee Takenoko • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.90 3 $23.70
Blue Orange Games Kingdomino Award Winning Family Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Ideal Rage Card Game • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Phase 10 Card Game Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$145.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$187.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.17

Total project goal

$221.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.12

1 Donor

-$187.95

Donations toward project cost

-$187.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$33.17

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$0.00

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