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Mr. Lalonde from Springdale AR is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Community Through Board Games

Help me give my students a collection of competitive and cooperative board games to continue encouraging them to put down their phones and build the social-emotional skills they'll need for the future!

  • $813 goal

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My Students

Our high school serves approximately 2500 tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders. They are a very diverse population at 40% Hispanic, 15% Marshalese, 10% African American, and 35% Caucasian. Approximately 70% of those students receive a free lunch or reduced lunch rate. Last year, I started a board game club as an opportunity for the students to unplug and interact with one another, and it has become wildly popular.

The club has become so popular that our meetings/game days have begun to take over two separate classrooms and fill into the hallway.

Averaging 120-170 students on an average club day, we quickly run out of games to go around. Even so, the excitement for the opportunity to take a break from the typical school day and set down their phones to interact face to face has been something awesome to see.

My Project

Our students have loved the opportunity to get together and have a moment to play, an opportunity that seems to have disappeared in a high school setting.

Meeting the social-emotional needs of each student in the age of technology is becoming so important.

The relationship building between students and their teachers will be a considerable payoff that your donation can provide.

We selected the games by polling the students to see what they would be interested in. Each student submitted 2-3 games they would be interested in playing, and learning more about.

Many of the board games offer opportunities for both competitive and cooperative play (against each other, or as a team) and all are built heavily around interacting with one another.

Mr. Lalonde
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Giant Killer Robots GKR: Heavy Hitters • Amazon Business $86.60 1 $86.60
Zombicide Green Horde • Amazon Business $71.15 1 $71.15
Scythe Board Game • Amazon Business $59.29 1 $59.29
Mayfair Games Catan 5th Edition with 5-6 Player Extension Game • Amazon Business $58.97 1 $58.97
Stuffed Fables • Amazon Business $48.78 1 $48.78
Ticket To Ride - Play With Alexa • Amazon Business $42.97 1 $42.97
Unmatched Battle of Legends, Vol. 1: King Arthur, Alice, Medusa, Sinbad • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
IELLO King of New York Board Game • Amazon Business $36.70 1 $36.70
Onitama Board Game • Amazon Business $17.43 2 $34.86
Wizkids Kung Fu Zoo Board Game • Amazon Business $34.64 1 $34.64
Blue Orange Games Photosynthesis Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Sequence Game • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Czech Games Codenames • Amazon Business $17.86 1 $17.86
Arcane Wonders Onitama Sensei's Path • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Arcane Wonders Onitama Way of The Wind • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64

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