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Mrs. Lappin from Wilmington NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Games, Diversity, Belonging=LOVE

Help me give my students a way to connect with each other in an inclusive, diversity friendly environment through literacy and social studies games. Games bring people together. Every single student matters and should feel included and loved.

  • $580 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to teach 7th grade in a downtown Title 1 school with an amazing mix of students ranging from first year ELL’s (English Language Learners) to EC (Sp. Ed.) and AIG (Gifted) students. Many of my students' families struggle financially to provide the necessities and supplies for their children. No matter their home life, my students come ready to learn. So many over the years have told me that school is their safe place, their happy place. I love that I have been given the opportunity to love on these teenagers, even for just a short time, and hopefully have a positive impact on their futures. My students are changing the world. Help me give them the great start to this school year that they deserve.

My Project

The games that I have chosen for my classroom are at a level that my English Language Learners, my EC students and AIG students can work together to compete and feel included. They are able to be worked in to brain breaks and require little set up time, meaning more time for instruction and project based learning. From day one, these games will allow my students to get to know each other, make friends and engage socially with peers who are unlike themselves. The diversity in my classroom is incredible, games are one of the best ways to bring a group together. I have a few students who need flexible seating to wobble while they learn and play in order for them to succeed. The dry erase contact paper is to cover their tables and score sheets for written game play.

Mrs. Lappin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teen Kore Active Chair 18.7" - Dark Blue • Kaplan Early Learning Company $60.29 2 $120.58
GoWrite Dry Erase Rolls • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.86 3 $56.58
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets (Set of 25) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Deluxe Sit-Upons - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $35.96 1 $35.96
Freeze Up!tm • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.49 1 $22.49
Magnetic USA Map Puzzle • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Brain Builders - Around the USA • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Brain Builders - U.S. Presidents • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Bananagrams(r) Word Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $14.36 1 $14.36
Jumbo Magnetic Letters - Lowercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Jumbo Magnetic Letters - Uppercase • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
Word Hangman • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
Writing Prompt Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.69 1 $11.69
Reading Comprehension Cubes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66
Reusable Dry Erase Pockets (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.66 1 $11.66

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