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Ms. Giovannini from Austin TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community One Piece at a Time

Help me give my students games that help build community, encourage critical thinking and celebrate all of their hard work they've done in class.

  • $536 goal

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My Students

My students attend a charter school with the goal of getting them to and through college. They work hard and play hard. They are creative, kind, imaginative and funny. They love getting a chance to explore the world around them and often come to school showing their creations they've worked on at home, whether it's a Lego sculpture, a letter they've written a teacher or a drawing they've worked on for weeks. They all love learning in groups and take pride in their hard work. I'm so thankful that I get to work with them every day.

My Project

The variety of games will not only help children with problem solving, but also help build community and have fun. We will use all of these games for enrichment, indoor recess and celebrating our hard work after a test. I also intend to use the Legos and Magna-Tiles as a creative story-starter for our writing. The word games such as Word Snag will help my students build vocabulary and gain confidence in their English.

My students work so hard and inspire me every day.

I'd love the opportunity to reward, enrich, and remind them that school is also a place to have fun.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles 48-Piece Clear Colors DELUXE Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $74.49 1 $74.49
Magna-Tiles 32-Piece Clear Colors Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Magna-Tiles 2-Piece Car Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Mancala • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magna-Tiles 8-Piece Polygons Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $8.55 2 $17.10
Educational Insights Robot Face Race • Amazon Business $16.05 1 $16.05
Bop It! Game • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
ThinkFun Block By Block • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Melissa & Doug Flip to Win Travel Hangman Game - White Board, Dry-Erase Marker • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Bananagrams Cobra Paw: The Tile-Snatching Challenge Game for Kids • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Boggle Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Appletters: Spelling and Word Tile Game By Bananagrams • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65

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