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Mrs. Carvalho from Mountain View HI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

All Aboard? It's a Board Game Bonanza!

My students need presentation boards, markers, rulers, erasers, binder clips, fasteners, crayons, a Chromebook computer, and camera to design and engineer their very own board game.

  • $1,348 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"If the challenge exists, so must the solution". This year, the theme for my students is exploration and innovation. My students will walk in the shoes of an engineer and learn the engineering design process through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). All A-Board? Let's go!

I teach at a Title I public charter school in Hawaii.

Our students come from a challenged socioeconomic area whereby approximately 85% of our student population are on free/reduce lunch. The challenges that our students face are daunting, but there is always hope. Hope for change, hope for a brighter future. Despite the challenges that my students may have, I provide them with structure, safety, support, and learning outcomes using 21st century skills. My students look forward to learning new things like exploration and innovation in the classroom and be able to share it with their families. My students are the future engineers of tomorrow.

My Project

My students will be engineers this year and learn the engineering and design process. They will be given TEAM building tasks/problems to communicate and collaborate in groups to come up with a solution, design a model to solve their problem, and engineer it. Once they test it out, reflect upon it, and collaborate again, they will redesign their model to make the modifications needed for improvement. Learning these skills well and building upon the ideas of others, they will design and construct their very own board game. The presentation boards, rulers, markers, clips, fasteners, a computer, and a digital camera will aid the students in constructing this board game that will demonstrate their deep understanding of the engineering and design process. They will engineer a game that is fun and creative utilizing 2D and 3D figures. Midway into their project, they will collaborate with their parents and peers to make improvements.

Funding this project will help embed 21st century skills like communication and collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving through the engineering and design process of constructing a board game.

The children will enjoy creating an original game and have lots of fun playing their games, too. They will even have an opportunity to play their games with other classes. This board game project will create a fun, learning environment week after week. All A-Board? Let's go!

Mrs. Carvalho
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP Chromebook 14 - New Version (Snow White) • Amazon Business $249.00 1 $249.00
Fujifilm FinePix XP80 Waterproof Digital Camera with 2.7-Inch LCD (Yellow) • Amazon Business $168.99 1 $168.99
Crayola Llc - Crayola 8ct Poster Markers • Teachers' School Supply $5.96 25 $149.00
Pacon Corporation - Presentation Board - Choose color Color: White • Teachers' School Supply $4.69 25 $117.25
Crayola Llc - Colored Pencils 240 Ct Classpack 12 Assorted Colors Full Length • Teachers' School Supply $59.11 1 $59.11
Crayola Llc - Crayola Glitter Crayons 16 Crayons • Teachers' School Supply $2.98 25 $74.50
MAGIC RUB ERASERS • Teachers' School Supply $1.13 25 $28.25
Wausau Papers Astrobrights Card Stock Paper, 65 Lbs., Assorted Neon Colors, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.49 2 $20.98
iPearl mCover Hard Shell Case for 14" HP Chromebook 14 G2 series (14-Q010NR 14-Q020NR 14-Q029WM 14-Q030NR 14-Q070NR, etc, NOT compatible with NEWER HP Chromebook 14 G3 series like 14-X010 / 14-X013dx / 14-X015wm / 14-X030nr / 14-X040nr / X050nr, etc) laptops (Aqua) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
School Ruler Wood 12 In Single • Teachers' School Supply $0.85 24 $20.40
Fujifilm Well Padded Deluxe Soft Digital Carrying Camera Case with Pockets, Belt Loop & Adjustable Shoulder Strap + HeroFiber® Ultra Gentle Cleaning Cloth for FinePix S2950, S4000, S4200, S4250, S4300, S4500, S4600, S4800, S6800, S8200, S8300, S8400W, S8500, S8600, S9200, S9400W, S9450W, S9900W & SL1000 Digital Cameras • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
BRINCH® [Purple] Deluxe Universal Fabric Portable thin Light Durable Waterproof Anti-tear 14 - 14.4 inch Laptop Pouch Sleeve Case Bag / Carrying Handbag Briefcase / Laptop Messenger Bag, Utra Protective with Soft White Foam for All 14 - 14.4 inch Tablet / Ultrabook / Notebook Laptop Computers(Apple Macbook / Chromebook / Acer / Asus / Dell / Fujitsu / Lenovo / HP / Samsung / Sony / Toshiba),Fashion Design of Front Pocket,Two Back Pockets,Middle Main Pocket,With Handles and Accessory Bag • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Transcend 32 GB High Speed Class 10 UHS Flash Memory Card Up to 90 MB/s TS32GSDHC10U1E • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Elmer's All-Purpose Washable School Glue Sticks, .24 oz., 60/Bx • Staples Advantage $14.08 1 $14.08
Binder Clips 12ct Small 3/8in • Teachers' School Supply $0.49 15 $7.35
Brass Paper Fasteners 1 1/2 100/box • Teachers' School Supply $4.33 1 $4.33
Elmers - Borden - Ross School Glue 4 Oz. • Teachers' School Supply $1.11 14 $15.54

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