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Ms. Paradise from New York NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Friendships Through Games

Help me give my students activities to help with team building and social skills.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are as diverse as New York City in race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and ability. Our school demographics are sixty-two percent Hispanic, twenty-eight percent black, five percent Asian and three percent white, with over 85% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. My students come to school every day from all five boroughs with various needs, persevering against all the challenges life has thrown at them.

I have students who come to school with so little and students coming to school without breakfast and without backpacks.

Some cannot live at home with their parents and some do not even have a place to call home. Our students deal with many challenges including mental health issues, gun violence, and pregnancies. I want to be able to use my time with my students to provide them all with the educational opportunities they deserve.

My Project

Often when we think about school, we think about academics - the classes, exams, and projects that you had to do for class. But one aspect that sometimes is not thought of as much is the social-emotional learning that our students do. Students spend an inordinate amount of time at school, and that time can allow students to build relationships, make friends, and grow bonds that will surpass their time in high school.

Even though students might spend a lot of time in the same building together, that does not mean that they know or talk to their peers.

We want to find ways to bring students together in fun and meaningful ways. One of those ways is to play games with one another. By playing games, students work on building communication skills and empathy in ways that no classroom lesson can - because you are having fun at the same time! We have picked a couple of card and board games that students can quickly pick up and play with one another. The hope is that this will help foster community and relationships between students in all grades so we can help make every student feel welcome and a part of a bigger community.

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Ms. Paradise
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
Exploding Kittens Card Game - Party Pack for Up to 10 Players - Family-Friendly Party Games - Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Spin Master Games 5 - Minute Dungeon, Fun Card Game for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Czech Games Codenames • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78

Materials cost

$118.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.56

Total project goal

$177.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.08

1 Donor

-$177.08

Donations toward project cost

-$150.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.56

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$0.00

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