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  • $843 goal

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Mrs. Singley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building Tolerance by Bonding Through Board Games: Part II

My students need seating options such as stools, ball chairs and rugs to sit on as they work in groups learning and practicing tolerance while playing their math games received in Part I of this project.

My Students

What makes my students special? My students and I are a family. Each school year, I work to create a bond with my students that is strong enough to last a lifetime. Together, we learn and grow while getting to know each other and having fun! We laugh and smile and I am not afraid to give my students a big hug whenever it's needed.

My school is Title I with many students from low-income homes, but ALL of our students are CHAMPIONS who are capable of excelling at whatever they set their minds to!

All they need are adults who care and are willing to advocate on their behalf. I consider these two tasks to be my most important jobs as a classroom teacher. My classroom children are just as important to me as my personal children. I strive to communicate this to them every day.

My Project

I teach 5th grade math to three classes of students each day with limited class time to devote to teaching skills outside of the required math standards. As I brainstormed ways that I could better integrate the teaching and practice of tolerance and respect for diversity in my math classroom, I came up with the idea for this project.

In an effort to help nurture a culture of care in my classroom, I created part one of this project in order to acquire math games as a platform to help further promote tolerance through teamwork and team building, and now in part two I would like to provide my students with seating options to work in groups playing their math games.

Working in groups to play fun math games will require students to communicate with each other, negotiate, have discussions and share opinions. Games allow students to have fun while they are learning math concepts as well as getting to know their classmates better. Students learn to show tolerance by working closely with their peers to problem solve or accomplish the goals set in the game. They learn to be welcoming to new group members and how to work better in a group setting. Through playing games with one another they learn to be tolerant by accepting the fact that others do not think the same way they do and by trying to understand and appreciate others’ points of view. Playing games helps students get out of their comfort zones, resulting in them learning math while bonding with their peers. They learn to encourage each other by using positive words.

Having a variety of seating options such as stools, ball chairs and carpets will allow each group to sit comfortably as they work together toward a goal of building tolerance.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safavieh Safavieh Kids Shag Collection SGK569A Ivory and Multi Round Area Rug, 6 feet 7 inches in Diameter (6'7" Diameter) • Amazon Business $135.64 1 $135.64
Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black • Amazon Business $62.98 2 $125.96
Learniture LNT-3046-18BK Active Learning Stool (18" Stool Height), 18" Height, 13" Width, 13" Length, Black • Amazon Business $52.90 2 $105.80
Shagadelic Chenille Twist Rug, 4 by 6-Feet, Neon Blue • Amazon Business $83.26 1 $83.26
Crown Back Black Metal Barstool with Black Vinyl Swivel Seat • Amazon Business $34.77 2 $69.54
BOOK BINS - INTERLOCKING BLACK PACK OF 6 • School Specialty $10.64 4 $42.56
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBS-SO Plastic Stack Stool, 17 3/4" Height, 11 3/4" Width, 11 3/4 " Length, Black with Silver Legs (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $42.53 1 $42.53
Orgalif Heavy Duty Folding Step Stool with Anti Slip Dots and Strong Support Step Ladder for Adults and Kids (Black) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Knock Knock This Week Pad • Amazon Business $3.97 1 $3.97

Materials cost

$629.16

Vendor shipping charges

$4.26

State sales tax

$43.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$716.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.40

Total project goal

$842.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$842.67

3 Donors

-$359.78

Donations toward project cost

-$358.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.65

match offer

-$421.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$358.14

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$61.55

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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