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Mrs. Dabel from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Every Chess Master Was Once a Beginner!

My students need a TIME For Kids subscription and chess sets so they can start to master the game!

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4/5 combination class is comprised of an amazing group of 33 students representing cultures from around the world. Families come from diverse backgrounds and many students are first generation US citizens.

My Project

This project will provide my students with challenges on several levels. The students need access to these chess sets that come with 'tips and tricks' to help them learn to love the game of chess. Too many students these days only play electronic games and will benefit from learning this hands-on strategic game. Because these Chess Sets come with varying levels of support all students in the class will be able to benefit from increasing independence and skill mastery while playing. The Chess Sets will help students develop strategic thinking, planning, patience, and perseverance. TIME For Kids will give them a bigger picture of the world around them and help them to understand many of the complex problems facing our country and society today. The balloons are for a collaborate activity taken directly from a major corporate American employee evaluation program! They will need to work together to succeed in a group task (and have fun!) Our students today are constantly bombarded with electronics and high-tech everything - these items will show them there are other ways to learn and discover new things!

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 5-6 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 33 $148.50
(2) Two-Way Hand Air Pumps for Exercise Balls, Balloons, Yoga Balls, Pool Floats, Balloon Pumps- Inflate 2X as Fast! • Amazon Business $8.99 4 $35.96
No Stress Chess • Amazon Business $11.29 3 $33.87
Classic Wooden Chess Set Board – Folding Boards With Storage Bags and Genuine Intricately Carved Wood Pieces Great for Adults and Kids – For Home and Travel - Creatov • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
CA242 - Chess Teacher • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.49 3 $25.47
Chess Teacher (styles may vary) • Amazon Business $11.49 2 $22.98
woodi 12 Color Balloons, 140 Piece • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Chess for Kids • Amazon Business $5.82 2 $11.64

Materials cost

$326.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.02

Total project goal

$460.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.16

11 Donors

-$330.08

Donations toward project cost

-$280.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.51

match offer

-$130.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$110.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.51

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$0.00

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