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Ms. Amodeo from Los Angeles CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring on the Rain, El Nino!

My students need games like Battleship, Mancala, chess, and Trouble, plus craft items like beads, duct tape, origami paper, and looms for the many rainy days ahead of us.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

With El Nino weather coming our way this winter, we are anticipating a lot of rainy days ahead. Let's make those rainy days fun for my kids!

My fifth graders live in a working class and immigrant neighborhood.

Some of them are learning English as a second language, some have special needs, some are gifted, and all of them love to learn. Our Title I school is an important safe haven for my kids who are surrounded by poverty and gang activity.

My Project

When rainy days come, we stay indoors for recess and take out the games. Unfortunately, our games closet is tired and worn. We'd like to give our activities closet a face lift with new games and engaging craft materials. My students specifically asked for these games, plus craft materials for the kids more inclined to build things. We are asking for several games including Battleship, Mancala, Trouble, chess, Connect 4, and Sorry! We are also asking for craft items like looms with loops, designer duct tape, and beads, plus a bin in which to store them.

Because of your generous donation, my students will have some fun activities to do when the rains come.

With loads of board games and crafts, they won't feel like they're being punished by the weather. They'll say, "Bring on the rain!" My kids and I thank you!

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Ms. Amodeo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Battleship • Teachers' School Supply $23.70 1 $23.70
Plastic Pot Holder Loom - 7" x 7" • Blick Art Materials $2.03 10 $20.30
GAME CHESS / CHECKERS / BACKGAMMON SET • School Specialty $9.51 2 $19.02
Sorry • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Pressman Toys - Mancala For Kids • Teachers' School Supply $14.31 1 $14.31
S&S Old World Moroccan Style Beads Bag • $12.74 1 $12.74
Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Mancala For Kids • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Battleship Game • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $10.95 1 $10.95
Mastermind Game -- The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker -- Can You Crack the Code? • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
Scrabble Boggle Game • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Aitoh Origami Paper 5 7/8", Assorted • $7.64 1 $7.64
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
DuckTape Brand Duct Tape, Paint Splatter, 1.88"x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $6.09 1 $6.09
Nylon Loops - 16 oz, Neon • Blick Art Materials $5.94 1 $5.94
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Sunshine Yellow, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Star Struck, 1.88" x 10 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Violet Purple, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Iris Stack-n-Pull Tote 12.95 Quart, Clear • $4.99 1 $4.99
Scotch Brand Duct Tape, Cherry Red, 1.88" x 20 Yards • Staples Advantage $4.99 1 $4.99
Nylon Loops - 16 oz, Assorted • Blick Art Materials $4.96 1 $4.96
Chenille Kraft Jumbo Chenille Stems 12", Assorted Colors, 100/Pk • $2.54 1 $2.54

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