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Mrs. W. from South Paris ME is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Games

My students need a Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access, brain puzzles and games (rubix cubes, escape room props, etc.)

  • $309 goal

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My Students

I teach a special education self-contained classroom. It is called the autism and life skills program. Some of the children I work with are very intelligent but struggle with being in the classroom and the typical school experience. Other children have significant delays and are working on academics two or three years below their grade level. They are also working on learning life skills.

Everyone learns differently.

I strive to create instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

My Project

My students are very excited about brain games right now. They enjoy playing rubix cubes at recess and lunch. I want to offer more education fun things they can do on their downtime. My students are very interested in the escape room and lockout games and puzzles.

Education should be fun.

The students are seeking these games. I can easily incorporate them into my lesson plans. For example, as we are studying time and ratios I can have the students chart rubix cube times. Then covert them into ratios. I can use the escape room to help the student learn history, team work, social skills, math, reading and more. They will be engaging in both academic work and fun games. The students will then want to play with peers during down time. They are going to eagerly practice their academics. It is priceless!

Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00
D-FantiX Speed Cube Bundle, Moyu Mofang Jiaoshi Megaminx Pyramid Skewb Square-1 Cube Stickerless Magic Cube Set with Gift Box (Stickerless) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Dreampark Speed Cube Bundle [4 Pack] 2x2x2 3x3x3 4x4x4 5x5x5 Vivid Color Sticker Magic Cube Puzzle Collection - Puzzle Toys for Kids and Adults (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
IQ Challenge Set by GamieUSA - 7 Pcs Kids Educational Toys for 5 Year Olds - Highly Stimulating Brain Teasers - Challenging Mental Exercises for Sharp Young Minds - 100% Child Safe • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Fun Puzzle Balls with FREE Colorful Instruction Guide by Gamie - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles - Includes 12 Fun and Challenging Puzzle Balls | Great Educational Toy for kids • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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