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Mr. Cox from Meridian ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Higher Thinking Through After School Table Top Gaming

Help me give my students opportunities to develop higher order thinking and social skills through after school table top gaming activities.

  • $585 goal

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My Students

Our high school is home to an amazing array of students. What makes the student body of school special is the fact that they are a unified group. School spirit is abundant, community involvement happens every day, and the sense of community is palpable. This high school works hard to be a place of safety and stability for our students.

We have many at risk students, who, by no fault of their own face the low-income challenges of money, housing, and access to resources that students in other schools do not.

One of the things that makes this such a special place are the challenges our students deal with. We strive to make sure that the gaps these students face are overcome and that they succeed despite background or circumstance.

One way the school fills gaps is through providing consistent access to technology that might not be found in the students’ homes. We also work to provide social activities that build community. The library has created a thriving environment where students can play face to face games where students build life long friendships and a system of support.

My Project

All high schools possess populations of students that, for a variety of reasons, are hard to reach or who do not feel included. Our school is no different. To combat this, the library has created an out-reach program to provide a safe place where students can feel safe, wanted, and included regardless of ability, background, or club affiliation. To achieve this goal the library has started a Table Top gaming program.

Table Top gaming has been found, anecdotally and in research, to be an incredibly effective way to reach students and to teach life lessons.

Table Top gaming is defined as any face to face game that requires two or more players playing in a group, computer games are specifically not considered Table Top. Table Top gaming creates a situation that: includes students that otherwise do not have a group, teaches social skills in a safe manner, and supports academic skills in a fun nonthreatening way.

For many students the hallways at school are not a safe or comfortable place. The library is working to create an environment that is safe, socially stimulating, and that continues to build on the sense of community that our school strives to engender. Table Top gaming is the out-reach method that the library has chosen to employ. The after-school offerings of the Table Top out-reach also provide students with a sense of inclusion and a feeling that they are involved. The libray is seeking help in purchasing games to build its afterschool offerings. Thse materials include the game cards and associated game supplies to hold 3-4 free events for the students and ongoing afterschool activities free of charge to a student body that otherwise would be unable to participate in an activity that builds both higher order thinking and social skills.

Mr. Cox
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic: The Gathering Guilds of Ravnica Booster Box | 36 Booster Packs (540 Cards) Set • Amazon Business $95.87 3 $287.61
Premium MTG -1/-1 Counter Dice D6 - Pack of 6 - Amonkhet Edition Black and Gold - Hedral - Magic: The Gathering TCG CCG Wither Infect • Amazon Business $9.95 5 $49.75
Small Drawstring Bag PU Leather Dice Sack Cool & Novelty Design - Dragon Skin with A 3D Glass Eye - 6.3"x3.9", Perfect for RPG, D&D, Game or Holding Coin, Jewelry • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Meatl Dice Set D&D, 7 die Glitter Green DND Dice with Silver Metal Case Dungeons and Dragons Role Playing Game and Tabletop Games • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
TecUnite 7 Die Metal Polyhedral Dice Set DND Shiny Gold and Blue Enamel Role Playing Game Dice Set with Storage Bag for RPG Dungeons and Dragons D&D Math Teaching • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
TecUnite Set of 7 Solid Metal Dice Rainbow Polyhedral Dice Set for Role Playing Game Dungeons and Dragons RPG Dice Gaming D&D Math Teaching with Drawstring Pouch • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

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