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Mrs. C. from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Game Time in the Learning Commons

My students need assorted games for collaboration and to build relationships.

  • $223 goal

This project expired on September 6, 2018.

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My Students

Our middle school library serves well over 1500 students. Over half of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch. 51.5% are considered economically disadvantaged. Many are from active duty military families. 10.8% are identified as Special Education.

The library services all students, assisting them in reading choices, informational technology, and most importantly, fostering their growth as 21st century learners.

Students come to the library not only to find books and conduct research but also to pursue their personal and aesthetic growth. They highly enjoy our Read and Ride program, games, and Lego table and want more creative and collaborative activities like that.

My Project

Our middle school library is changing to a learning commons. We need activities that attract all students, not just readers. We want to encourage students to collaborate and grow relationships. Games will provide students the opportunities to explore, share ideas, and communicate their enthusiasm for personal interests. Students have loved the games that were added this year due to a previous grant. Many of our teachers have used the games as a positive reward opportunity for students. Our learning commons has had almost 750 visits from students with the purpose to play games. While the games have been popular, some of the games have suffered from use and students want a bigger variety to play.

We want to allow more students to check out games like Uno, Connect Four, and brain teasers and play these games during lunch or study time.

These games will provide students a chance to build friendships and learn to interact with others that they might not normally have the opportunity to be with. Board games can teach important social skills, such as communicating verbally, sharing, and enjoying interaction with others. These activities will also create social opportunities for students. These games can be used both in the learning commons and in classrooms.

The learning commons can be not only a space for educational growth but also an inviting space for students to relax and build friendships through play.

Mrs. C.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 999 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic 8 Ball Retro Edition • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
Giant Uno Giant Game • Amazon Business $19.51 1 $19.51
Perplexus Original - Interactive Maze Game with 100 Challenges • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Solid Wood Brain Teasers - 7 Different Brain Busters • Amazon Business $12.43 1 $12.43
Ideal Brain Benders • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Toysmith Peg Game (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Fiber Optic Glacier Lite with Color-Changing Crystals by Westminster Inc. • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Farkle • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
AMGlobal 4 in a Row, Classic Family Game, Four in a Row, Line Up 4 of Your Color To Win, Board Game for Kids and Family • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $7.27 1 $7.27
Trekbest 3D Magic Cube Puzzle Box Sequential Puzzles as Christmas Gift Birthday Gift (Blue) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
PRESSMAN TOY Chess Set • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52

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