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Ms. Oyola from New Orleans LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Chess Kings and Queens!

My students need tournament quality chess boards as well as resources to help them learn chess strategies to use in competition.

  • $869 goal

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My Students

Introducing the best nerds in the world! Our brand new chess club began as a twice a week, end of day activity for my 2nd graders last year. It was so much fun and such a big hit that those 2nd graders wanted to continue and hone their craft to a competitive level. To top it off, they spread the word and now that they are in 3rd grade, they have gotten two other grade levels excited to join us! We are ready to dominate the chess world...bring on the strategic competition!

My Project

These materials are for our brand new chess club. This chess club may be sponsored by myself but it definitely belongs to the children! They demanded it! After learning how to play in second grade, a group of rising 3rd graders came to me (over and over and over to plead to continue to perfect their newfound love.

Our chess club is a place to build strategies, think critically, and compete!!

With the help of tournament quality chess sets and the many literary resources to teach strategy, our chess club will not only reach new heights in the chess universe, but also these skills will transfer over to every academic course throughout their day!

Ms. Oyola
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heavy Tournament Chess Set Combo-Forest Green • AKJ Education $39.99 10 $399.90
Chess Pencil Toppers • AKJ Education $11.69 10 $116.90
Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids • AKJ Education $39.95 1 $39.95
The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies for Staying Ahead of the Game • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Chess Tactics for Kids • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Chess! I Love It! I Love It! I Love It! • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
Checkmate for Children Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Chess Magnetic Game (2ED) • AKJ Education $6.30 1 $6.30
Chess for Kids • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The King's Chessboard • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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