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Mr. O. from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brooklyn 6th Graders Want to Learn Chess :)

The cost of the Chess Sets is $378, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $391 goal

This project expired on November 16, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach math to sixth-grade students at a small middle school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. My sixth graders are very well behaved, and I have great classroom management in place. I am always exploring ways to get my sixth graders motivated during small-group conferencing, but I do not have many materials for them. Many of my students want to learn how to play chess. My goal is to teach them how to play, and then allow them to play each other while I conference with others in small groups. I feel that small-group conferencing is of critical importance, but I wish I had stimulating games or activities for the other children. I hope to receive ten chess boards of decent quality. This way, 20 of my students could be engaged in chess while I am conferencing with the other 6 or 7 of them. Thank you for your consideration.

Mr. O.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solid Wood Boxed Chess Set Barnes & Noble Gifts • Barnes and Noble $26.95 10 $269.50

Materials cost

$269.50

Vendor shipping charges

$26.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$320.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.24

Total project goal

$390.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$390.24

14 Donors

-$521.18

Donations toward project cost

-$449.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.30

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$0.00

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