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Mr. K. from Corona NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Check Mate

My students need 2 chess sets, 10 chess and checker sets and various book about chess.

  • $179 goal

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""Underprivileged and no money." That's what my students are. They are the most excited 4th grade students. They want to learn and I want to teach them. They deserve to have some new tools to learn with. Learning should be fun. That way students do not even realize they are learning. My students need to be exposed to a higher level way of thinking. Taking a serious subject like reading and turning it into a fun, relaxing activity is an awesome way to teach and learn. Teaching in NYC has one major downfall: lack of money. Ideas blossom all around me from inside my students heads. They come up with these great ideas like this one and I try my best to make it reality.

Inner city children with no exposure to things is what I deal with. My class is a very well behaved class. They try their best and for that I try my best to get them things they might never have the chance to have. They want to learn, they want to try new things. They want to see what chess and checkers is all about.

I have asked for chess sets and checker sets. I have also asked for various books that will teach us how to play and learn more about the games. These games are mind stimulating, strategy games which will further the students' mind growth.

Please help me expand the minds of inner city kids. They crave the learning. They will gain another tool to cope with the everyday life of the city.

Mr. K.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chess for Kids Michael Basman • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chess for Children Murray Chandler, Helen Milligan, Cindy McCluskey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
How to Beat Your Dad at Chess Murray Chandler • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Starting Chess (First Skills Series) Harriet Castor, Rebecca Treays, Cheryl Evans (Editor), Rebecca Treays (Editor), Norman Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
ZZ242 - The Chess Teacher • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 2 $33.90
Chess & Checkers Combo Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.12 10 $51.20

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