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Mrs. Boone from Shady Shores TX is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chess-Mate! Teaching Students to Teach!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn the games of chess and checkers so they can further their knowledge of both games by playing and then teaching other students to play the games as well.

  • $475 goal

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My Students

Every child in my class LOVES to learn and I want to to be the teacher that continues to make the love of learning continue for them. My students are so very creative, understanding, full of energy, and have a true passion for learning. My hope is to incorporate these games into the GT curriculum. We have low-income families in our district and this might be a chance for some of them to obtain skills using logical reasoning games that will impact their educational future while embodying a great deal of fun. I am blessed to have these students in my classroom everyday and look forward for another fantastic year.

My Project

These three games in my project will assist students in learning to strategize and think critically and be able to carry that knowledge to all subject areas. The above mentioned games will also be used to teach students of different ages how to play. Their knowledge of these games will enhance their logical thinking to solve problems in math and writing, too.

These three games that I have chosen will help the students be able to solve problems that are not in their immediate present or their current choices, but will impact their future strategizing decisions for years to come.

Tic-Tac-Toe will help the youngest students know how to recognize patterns and be able to look steps ahead. The game of checkers and chess will further strengthen their strategic thinking.

My project will also encourage all of my students to strive to be the best they can be, so that they will want to teach other students to play these games. If you know my students this will be a great motivator.

Mrs. Boone
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 400 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MegaChess Large Chess Set and Large Chess Mat - Black and White - Plastic - 16 inch King • Amazon Business $259.99 1 $259.99
EasyGo Giant Checkers Game – Indoor Outdoor – Family Game – Lawn Game - 5 Feet X 5 Feet • Amazon Business $38.77 2 $77.54
REFINERY AND CO. 10 Piece Premium Solid Wood Tic-Tac-Toe Board Game, Giant Gold 14” Outdoor/Indoor Party Set Toy For Children/ Adults, Perfect For Backyard Entertainment, Classic Coffee Table Home Déc • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99

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