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Ms. Powell from Las Vegas NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun Games Build Thinking Skills

Help me give my students fun games to develop strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills.

  • $407 goal

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My Students

I teach at a low socioeconomic, inner-city Title I school in Las Vegas, NV. Many of the students are English language learners (ELL), with English being their second language. Our students love to learn and are eager to come to school. Almost 100% of our students receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My school is made up of children from around the world including Ethiopia, the Philippines, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

I work with about 75 third, fourth, and fifth-grade students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students. My students love learning and need extra challenges at school to keep them engaged in the curriculum because they think at such high levels.

My Project

My GATE students are bright, out-of-the-box thinkers who need to stay challenged. My students love to play games that involve strategy and logic. Getting new games will be a huge addition to my classroom!

Logic games develop my GATE students' critical thinking skills, as well as their analytical and strategic thinking skills.

These games will also strengthen my students' social skills with the interaction and dialog that happens naturally when kids play together.

In my GATE class, students have four learning goals: 1.) being problem solvers who think and try before giving up or asking for help; 2.) being efficient team members who can talk to and work with a partner; 3.) being flexible thinkers who can let go of an idea and move on to another; and 4.) being fluent thinkers who generate and share lots of ideas. All of the games I chose work toward these learning goals.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mindware – Q-bitz • Amazon Business $22.90 6 $137.40
Blue Orange Thumbs Up! Dexterity Game • Amazon Business $11.80 8 $94.40
Learning Resources Recordable Answer Buzzers, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99

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