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Mr. Benedict Leonardi from Los Gatos CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Card Club Part 2 Redux

Help me allow our students to practice drafting and also allow us to improve our decks against other opponents.

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My Students

My students now have a club that will allow them to socialize with regular education students during lunch, but would benefit from competing in tournaments with other students (sped included) and adults to help continue their socialization, and help them make even more connections.

I have picked cards, pre-made deck ideas, prizes to encourage participation and fun and set up tournaments

Many of my special education students have an exceptionally hard time socializing. Socializing out of their comfort zone is difficult. Socialization is an integral part of a child’s development. All my students love playing cards (Yu Gi Oh, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon). This club will encourage socialization.

They mostly have limited social skills and seem to group together often. Our middle school is a safe, inclusive community where everyone is actively engaged in learning. Enrollment is approximately 800. Our site seems to have a great community of acceptance and large special education population with many Special Education classes on site. I would like to integrate them into the community more

My Project

This project will allow the students to take the games they are learning to play, and the social skills they are practicing and extend them beyond the classroom. The ability for the students to use more sophisticated cards and strategies and compete against students and young adults from other areas will do two things. It will help improve their social abilities and allow them a chance to be part of a bigger community. It will also allow them the opportunity to improve logic skills, compare deck ideas and improve strategies. The final positive is, it will give them something to look forward to and can be used as a reward in helping to maintain their interest in school.

Mr. Benedict Leonardi
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic The Gathering MTG Mystery Booster Display Box - 24 Packs of 15 Cards Each • Amazon Business $179.93 3 $539.79
Magic the Gathering "Masters 25" Factory Sealed Booster Box MTG Card Game - 24 packs • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
Magic: The Gathering Battlebond Battle Pack | 6 Battlebond Booster Packs (90 Cards) • Amazon Business $22.72 7 $159.04
Magic The Gathering Throne of Eldraine Bundle Gift Edition | Alternate Art | 10 Booster Pack | 1 Collector Booster | Accessories • Amazon Business $40.24 1 $40.24
BCW 1000 Double Matte Deck Guard Sleeves for Collectable Gaming Cards • Amazon Business $39.50 1 $39.50
Vigilant Card Sleeves & Deck Protectors, 100 Count, Standard Size, Matte Finish, Designer Art Print (Dusk) • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Arcane Tinman Sleeves: Dragon Shield Matte Silver, One Size AT-11008 • Amazon Business $10.21 3 $30.63
Ultra Pro 85752 Camo Mesh M2 Deck Box • Amazon Business $23.46 1 $23.46
Magic: The Gathering Battlebond Battle Pack | 6 Battlebond Booster Packs (90 Cards) • Amazon Business $22.72 1 $22.72
Magic: The Gathering Theros Beyond Death Collector Booster | 15 Card Booster Pack | Special Collectible Cards • Amazon Business $18.70 1 $18.70
M2.1 Deck Box with Dice Drawer for Trading Card Games (Black/Black) • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
M2.1 Deck Box with Dice Drawer for Trading Card Games (Blue/Blue) • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
AT Sleeves: Dragon Shield Matte Jet (100) eves, Matte Jet • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Ultra Pro Blue Satin Tower Deck Box • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Arcane Tinmen ART11021 Dragon Shield Matte Crimson 100 Protective Sleeves • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ultra Pro Satin Tower Deck Box | Black | 1-Pack • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Monster Protectors Playmat Tube Prism-Shaped Play Mat Tube (Opaque Black) - Won't Roll , Easy in and Out Design • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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