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Mr. Vayanos from Carnegie PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Games! Pass Go, Collect...Being Bilingual!

Help me give my students various styles of board games and activities such as: Uno, Chess, Pictionary, HedBanz, and Klask.

  • $224 goal

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My Students

"Just one game, they said, and started to play- that was yesterday." - Chinese Proverb

My bright and eager-to-learn Spanish students are realizing the amazing opportunities open to them through the acquisition of a second language and its culture!

I am a Spanish teacher for grades 9-12 in a low-income, high poverty, public junior/senior high school in Pennsylvania. Half of our student population are on free or reduced-price lunch. My students thrive from interactive and engaging activities that step away from the "traditional." Our school does not have the financial surplus to purchase resources that would enhance student learning in alternative and creative ways, which I believe is critical for true, long term learning.

My Project

In my classroom I have created an immersive environment where only Spanish is being spoken from the time the students walk in the classroom until the time they walk out. On nearly a daily basis we hold “Cafe Español,” or Spanish Cafe time, where the students get together in pairs or small groups and talk or chat only in Spanish as if in a cafe in Spain.

I would like to provide various board games and other activities for my students to play in the classroom while having these natural conversations.

The goal is to create a more engaging, interactive classroom environment where they are involved doing tasks that facilitate realistic discussion in Spanish. Being able to provide these games to use will help create a dynamic classroom where the students are working at the highest levels (speaking only in Spanish) while doing interactive, fun activities.

Being provided with these resources will help to enhance the learning environment I have created in the classroom and will provide students with more opportunities to USE the language in authentic ways with their classmates. They will then continue to develop and acquire Spanish proficiency for their lives now and for their futures.

Please help me make this a reality for my students! Muchisimas gracias!

Mr. Vayanos
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MegaChess Garden Checkers Set and Garden Checkers Mat - Checkers are 4 inches Wide • Amazon Business $89.89 1 $89.89
Klask: The Magnetic Game of Skill • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
HedBanz Game, Family Guessing Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $4.97 2 $9.94
Mattel Games Pictionary Card Game • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97

Materials cost

$157.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.47

Total project goal

$223.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.12

3 Donors

-$123.00

Donations toward project cost

-$110.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$93.06

Match offers toward project cost

-$79.10

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.96

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

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$0.00

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