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Mr. Francis from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Good Old-Fashioned Games

Help me give my students a collection of games that require strategy and planning like chess, checkers, dominoes and mancala.

  • $236 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I truly believe that my students can do anything, as long as they have the right tools and the right motivation. I teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at a public middle school.

The students in my class are enrolled in a special education program due to their identified learning disabilities.

Many of them come from economically disadvantaged households. As such, they face a lot of barriers to school success. My goal is always to ensure that students have every opportunity to show how amazing they are.

My Project

With all the emphasis on technology and 21st century skills, we sometimes forget that really important skills can be learned in more traditional, low tech ways.

I want my students to learn how to plan ahead and strategize.

I want them to learn how to take turns and work cooperatively. And I want them to learn that through practice, they can learn things that they think are too hard for them.Games like chess, checkers, mancala and dominoes can teach all of these things and more. Students will be able to interact in real life and practice social skills, logic, and communication, all while having fun.

Mr. Francis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pressman Toy Skills Game, Mancala • Staples Advantage $22.49 2 $44.98
Pressman Toy Board Game, Checkers • Staples Advantage $22.29 2 $44.58
Pressman Toy Classic Chess Game, 3 EA/BD • Staples Advantage $21.69 2 $43.38
Pressman Toys Early Learning Game, Double Six Wooden Dominoes (PRE152112) • Staples Advantage $20.99 1 $20.99

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