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Ms. Perialas from Surprise AZ is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Brain Games

Help me give my students activities that grow their brains for after their assignments are complete! We need storage bins, a bookshelf, and games.

  • $365 goal

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My Students

I teach 7th grade social studies at a small charter school in Surprise, AZ. My students are inquisitive, passionate, and full of excitement to be back in a more traditional classroom setting!

They have been incredibly resilient through these unprecedented times, and continue to impress me with their dedication to their education.

My Project

Through the pandemic, we have seen how helpful technology has been in education. We have been able to transition learning outside of the classroom and make things like grading papers much easier. But, I have also seen what too much technology can look like.

Many of my students complete their assignments (on the computer) and then rush to play games and scroll social media.

My goal is to create a shelf of activities that my students can do after completing all of their coursework. I have done a "test run" with dollar store items, and it has gone over surprisingly well. I want to get some sturdier wooden puzzles that won't be easily destroyed by middle schoolers, as well as other brain-growing activities.

Ms. Perialas
Grades 6-8

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Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Furinno Pasir 3-Tier Open Shelf Bookcase, Espresso • Amazon Business $31.27 1 $31.27
KINGOU 4 Pack Classic Wooden Rope Puzzle Set Ring Puzzles String Solution Central Brain Teaser for Adults/Kids Game • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Elongdi Magnetic Building Blocks, [ 132 Pieces ] Lengthen Building Sticks Set, Magnet Stem Toys Set Non-Toxic Building 3D Puzzle Boys Toys for Kids and Adult • Amazon Business $23.90 1 $23.90
Crayola Colored Pencils Bulk, 12 Colored Pencil Packs with 12 Colors, Gifts • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Small Fish Brain Teasers Metal and Wooden Puzzles for Kids and Adults 12 Pack, Bundle of Handheld Disentanglement Games to Test The Mind and Logic, 3D Blocks and Cast Wire Puzzle Toys for Children • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set - A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks - Tested for Children's Safety - A Great Stem Toy for Both Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Keep Creating: 365 Days of Drawing Prompts Sketchbook • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bicycle Standard Index Playing Cards 1 Deck, Colors may Vary (Red or Blue) • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Ultimate Mind Games: With Over 400 Puzzles • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Coogam Wooden Hexagon Puzzle for Kid Adults - Shape Pattern Block Tangram Brain Teaser Toy Geometry Logic IQ Game STEM Montessori Educational Gift for All Ages Challenge • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Logic Puzzle Book for Teens: 100 Challenging Brain Games and Puzzles • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Play-Doh Bulk Winter Colors 12-Pack of Non-Toxic Modeling Compound, 4-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brain Games - Color by Number: Stress-Free Coloring (Orange) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Brain Games - Cold Case Puzzles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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