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.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. G.
Grades 3-5
  • Beauvoir Elementary School
  • Biloxi, MS
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Beauvoir Brain Busters

Every student at my school would greatly benefit from mind stimulating games and puzzles.

Help me teach my students today to be the problem solvers of tomorrow! I am an elementary school librarian serving kindergarten through sixth grade students who mostly belong to low income single parent families that live in housing projects. I currently teach character education and library skills. I would love to teach my students how to be logical thinkers and problem solvers.

The state of Mississippi is implementing the MCT2 this year. The MCT2 is a much more rigorous test than any assessment instrument used by our state in the past. It measures the students' abilities to think logically and to form problem solving strategies, which is a shift in focus from just measuring the students' knowledge of content and computation.

"Brainy" toys, games, and puzzles are a great way to develop logic and strategy skills while having fun. Squzzles are colorful two sided puzzles. Colorku is sudoku in color. Students have to place a single ball of color in every row, in every column, and in every 3x3 box without repeating a color. Tessellations will challenge students’ geometric problem solving skills. In Make 7, students take turns dropping colored tiles down slots to create a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row that adds up to 7 while trying to block an opponent. Gambit, Blokus, Gobblet, Mancala, and Batik are all award-winning games of strategy that can be utilized by a wide age range. With you’re help, not only would students perform better on the state's standardized test, but they would also carry over these critical thinking and problem solving skills into their home environments.

The resources that I have requested are usually reserved for students in gifted programs. Most of my students have never had the opportunity to benefit from such fun, educational “toys”. Your donations will make it possible for every student of every ability level to develop the skills necessary to think creatively, logically, and constructively thus enriching every aspect of their lives.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Make 7 • Nasco $11.20 2 $22.40
4-Player Mancala • Nasco $25.15 1 $25.15
Gambit • Nasco $22.95 1 $22.95
Colorku • Nasco $20.76 2 $41.52
Blokus Trigon • Nasco $24.25 1 $24.25
Gobblet, A Fun Game of Strategy • Nasco $23.22 1 $23.22
Mancala An African Stone Game • Nasco $8.55 3 $25.65
Batik • Nasco $18.85 2 $37.70
In the Garden Too Tessellation Puzzle • Nasco $31.95 1 $31.95
3-D Scramblers Squzzle • Nasco $7.16 2 $14.32
Optical Illusions Squzzle • Nasco $7.16 2 $14.32
Illusions Squzzle • Nasco $7.16 2 $14.32

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


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer 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

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 336 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Barksdale Reading Institute and 6 other donors.

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
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Biloxi","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[212467],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MS","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":182317,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":336,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. G.","authorIds":{"212467":{"owner":"Mrs. G.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[182317],"proposalHash":"617908901","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":110482,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjI3OTg1","MjUyOTM2","MTY3MDQz","MjUzMTI0","MjUzMDc4","MjUyOTky","MjUyMTc2"],"teacherId":212467,"schoolCounty":"Harrison","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MS","name":"Mississippi"}}