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Mrs. Parry
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Board Games Bring 6th graders Together At Lunch

My students need: Guess Who, Connect 4, Sorry! and other board games. We also need Dry Erase Markers for Tic Tac Toe.

My Students

I started a 6th grade lunch group revolving around classic board games to help students work on necessary social skills. It is a safe space for students to engage with their peers in a fun environment. This group is especially successful on rainy days as it provides an indoor space for students.

Many of our students travel long distances to attend our school.

We are home to over 930 students that come to us from a variety of backgrounds. Our goal is create a safe environment to be fun, goofy, and ultimately to be themselves. Middle school is a time when life-long friendships can be created and our hope is to help create opportunities for positive interactions between students.

My Project

I was lucky to receive a small grant to purchase board games and playing cards for our lunch group half way through the year. It is quickly becoming a popular lunchtime, relationship-building program. We hope to expand our program to more days and expand into more rooms as we currently have to limit the number of students we can have in one room.

With the overuse of technology these days, it is pretty amazing to see our students unplug and engage with one another.

The room gets so loud and the energy in the room is so infectious that it has become my favorite place to be on campus. We hope to have the resources and materials in time to start our group at the beginning of next school year, as it is the most important time, socially, for our kids that come from outside of our surrounding neighborhoods and often don't know other students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NFL Rush Zone Board Game • Amazon Business $28.88 2 $57.76
Royal Bingo Supplies Deluxe 6-Inch Game with Colored Balls, 300 Bingo Chips and 50 Bingo Cards • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
The Game of Life Game • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Big Boggle • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Guess Who Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Clue Board Game, 2013 Edition • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
Expo 2 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted Colors (81045) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Sorry! 2013 Edition Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75

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This project will reach 100 students.

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