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Ms. Johnson from King City CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun and Games for Rainy-Day Inside Recesses

Help me give my students fun and games for rainy-day inside recesses, and a class-set of headphones to use with their Chromebooks.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

I am a new teacher this year. My first ever class is comprised of 24 wonderful 5th graders. We have 15 boys and 9 girls. The majority of my students are non-native English speakers and come from low-income, hard-working families. Some of my kids receive additional academic support outside of our classroom, but we spend the most part of our day together. I teach all subjects. My students' favorite subject is Math and Science which speaks volumes about their interest in their own education.

One of our biggest challenges is the rainy day schedule where we are cooped up inside all day with little fun things to do.

On rainy days we are spending our entire morning recess and lunch inside the classroom. Unfortunately we do not have any inside board or puzzle games that my students could be playing on such rainy days. Can you imagine spending an entire day cooped up inside a classroom, without much of anything to do, as a 5th grader?

It would be wonderful to start a collection of fun, age appropriate, inside games to facilitate a more relaxing, fun, and challenging rainy day experience for my students!

My Project

When it rains it pours, even in California, and my energetic 5th graders have to stay inside the classroom for recess with nothing much to do. Providing them with a variety of board games, puzzles, and challenging strategic games will help them relax and take their minds off the rigor of our daily academic schedule. My kids could play by themselves, with just one partner, or a whole group. The variety of chosen games ensures that there is something for everybody. Marble shooting and Rubik's Cubes are class favorites, as are classic board games like Game of Life, Monopoly, and Sorry. Jenga, Connect 4, and Battleship will challenge and sharpen their strategic thinking abilities, while the more creative minds can color and doodle with the beautiful set of colorful pens. And what is better to snack on than Fruit Snacks, especially on a rainy day?

A class-set of colorful headphones will be ideal to use with student Chromebooks during computer free-time, online research, and computer-based State testing.

While my students are very fortunate to each have access to their own Chromebook, none of them have any headphones. Providing my kids with their own headphones will enable them to use the text-to-voice feature without distracting their peers and keeping the overall noise level in the classroom down.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wholesale Bulk Headphone Earphone Earbud - Kaysent(KHP0-10Mixed) 10 Pack Wholesale Mixed Colors(Each 2 Pack) Headphone for School, Classroom, Airplane, Hospiital, Students,Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $32.98 3 $98.94
Dual Tip Art Marker Pens Fine Point Bullet Journal Pens & Colored Brush Markers for Kid Adult Coloring Books Drawing Planner Calendar Art Projects (24 Pens Set) • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $8.79 5 $43.95
Monopoly Game: Ultimate Banking Edition • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Despicable Me Minion The Game of Life Game • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game Amazon Exclusive For Ages 7 and Up • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mega Marbles SET OF 24 ASSORTED BULK - 1" SHOOTER MARBLES • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Twister Game • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed, 0.9 Ounce, 80 Count • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
SquareTrade 4-Year Home AV Protection Plan ($0-49.99) • Amazon Business $2.00 3 $6.00

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