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Mrs. Terlop from Washington DC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engagement Through Gaming

My students need frisbees, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Headbandz, Battleship, Jenga, Scrabble and Guess Who?!

  • $240 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching at a *new* elementary school in Washington, D.C. for the 2018-19 school year. I will be shifting to a third-grade position, where we will be focused on our writing skills and STEM integration. I am excited to meet my new community and truly phenomenal students. I have no doubt my new class will come to school each morning full of energy, questions, and wonder.

My new school is a newly appointed STEM school, and I am working with the STEM coordinator to amp up the classroom environment and bring our 3rd graders minds to life!

My Project

People who are young in age, and in heart, love playing games. Creating a fun, lively, and positive environment to learn is the goal of any teacher. My goal, however, is to incorporate games into our behavior management system.

Using games to support behavior management in the classroom will create a positive environment, where students are rewarded throughout the day in a playful way!

With 24 students in my class, tables will be arranged in six groups of four. When students work collaboratively, how can we figure out who gets to share out to the class? Pulling sticks is in the past - Hungry Hungry Hippos is the answer! Having a 20 second showdown at the table to see who wins is the perfect solution to this problem!

When sharing answers in a whole group setting, writing on whiteboards is so 2017. Writing answers on frisbees and tossing them across the classroom is what I hope for my students in 2018-19 school year!

I would hate to lose a moment of instructional time, especially during indoor recess. Games like Jenga (which I can write multiplication and division problems on), and Battle Ship reinforce mathematical skills - through play!

Replacing the faces in Guess Who with my student's faces will allow us a way to make inferences, learn more about each other, and give compliments! What a fun game for my students to see themselves a part of!

Adding games to our classroom will only bring joy to our day!

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hungry Hungry Hippos • Amazon Business $13.49 3 $40.47
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 3 $30.78
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Fun Central AU203 10" Frisbee Plastic Flying Disc Dog Frisbee Golf Discs Ultimate Frisbee Disc, Multicolor-for Outside Play Family Fun Time- pack of 12 (red, white, yellow, blue) • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Hasbro Battleship Board Game with Planes, Ages 7 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Spin Master Games HedBanz Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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