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Mrs. Monahan from Allentown PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Checkmate! Chess for Success!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn chess! Learning chess teaches students a variety of skills that will help them be successful in life.

  • $386 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my classroom! We are composed of 25 energetic 5th graders in Allentown. Our school is 95% in poverty, with all students in my class qualifying for free and reduced lunches and breakfasts. Currently 6 students have individual education plans and 4 students speak with English as their second language. To prepare for middle school, high school and beyond we are working on problem solving skills and career readiness skills. My students love to get involved in after-school activities like basketball, dance, and tutoring, and would love a new opportunity to learn chess as well!

My Project

Help me teach my students skills for the future! Our school currently is expanding after-school opportunities for students.

Beginning a chess club helps teaching problem solving, cooperation, winning and losing, sportsmanship, building strategies, planning ahead and assigning worth.

These are all skills needed from all students who will try to further their education after high school but especially students who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

I plan to begin a chess club with up to 30 students to learn the strategies of chess. As we progress through learning the game, we will then plan an end of the year tournament.

Mrs. Monahan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all 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 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QuadPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set with Folding Chess Board Educational Toys for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $14.85 15 $222.75
DGT North American Chess Clock and Game Timer • Amazon Business $36.59 1 $36.59
Chess for Kids • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Chess Fundamentals • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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