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Ms. Bourdier from Houma LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bee's Brain Boards

Help me give my students these brain games and project boards so that they can work on their critical thinking skills and become better problem solvers.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach gifted students in 7th and 8th grade. They are in a project based curriculum where they learn the standards from their core classes and have the ability to take them further.

We are trying to develop their critical thinking skills so that they can become better problem solvers.

All too often students believe that they know it all and they don't need any further information.

My classroom allows them to make mistakes in a safe environment where they can learn from them to better themselves.

My Project

We are requesting brain games and project boards so that they can work on their critical thinking skills and become better problem solvers. The games listed in this project will enhance my students' ability to reason through a problem and think critically in order to solve it.

I am trying to get students to see the "whole picture" when looking at a situation.

Many times, students have a one-sided view of their world instead of a global view. They need a safe place to practice problem solving where they can make mistakes and learn from them.

Students will spend time each day working on mind games and puzzles to help them learn about critical thinking. I teach gifted students who often times need more practice in exercising common sense.

I hope that this project can help them to grow in more ways that the typical school environment can offer.

Ms. Bourdier
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award winner • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Toy of the Year Finalist, Teaches Players about Circuitry through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $25.47 1 $25.47
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Staples Poster Board, 22" x 28" White, 10/Pack (28126) • Staples Advantage $3.93 5 $19.65
ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
SmartGames IQ Blox • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
SmartGames IQ Twist, a Travel Game for Kids and Adults, a Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game - Brain Teaser for Ages 6 & Up, 120 Challenges in Travel-Friendly Case • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Mastermind Game : The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Educational Insights Kanoodle Genius • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
USATDD Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram Jigsaw Brain Teasers Toy Building Blocks Game Colorful Wood Puzzles Box Intelligence Educational Gift for Kids 40 Pcs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$175.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.53

Total project goal

$263.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.52

3 Donors

-$182.34

Donations toward project cost

-$162.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$72.35

Match offers toward project cost

-$61.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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