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Mr. Marbury from Staten Island NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It Really Is All Fun and Games (Sometimes)

Help me give my students puzzles, blocks and games to help them build relationships, calm down and work cooperatively.

  • $331 goal

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My Students

I love coming to work every day because I love my students and I know that they have great potential to be whatever they want to be in life. I see children who are in crisis or labeled at risk. My students live with many personal and academic challenges. A great deal of my students receive special education services; they have learning disabilities and ADHD which makes schoolwork difficult. Although I assist them when they are in crisis, my most important job is teaching them strategies to deal with anger and emotions before it gets out of hand. I meet with small groups for peer mediation and life skills discussions. These intimate groups allow the children to open up and work through personal issues like homelessness, personal care and goals. No matter what their personal circumstance, I know that with assistance and the right tools, my students can go on to be successful in life. I'd appreciate any help that donors can give to help my students have a great educational experience.

My Project

My students often come to me in crisis. This project includes classic board games and puzzles such as Boggle, Jenga, Trouble, Legos and Uno that will help the children learn how to get along with peers as they play and share. The puzzles and Legos will help them calm down and concentrate. They enjoy building and coloring which helps them because focusing and staying on task for longer periods of time.

They have learning disabilities and/or ADHD which makes it very difficult to make it through the school day.

Once the student calms down, we can address the issue at hand; then they are able to have a meaningful discussion and return to class. When I meet with small groups, we practice social skills as well as set academic goals. The children often run into problems because they don't know how to problem solve without violence. This project will allow them practice getting along with puzzles and games. They will learn to communicate with words, practice sharing, taking turns and have fun all the while.

Mr. Marbury
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 200 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
Mega Bloks Deluxe Building Bag 150-Piece • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Hot Wheels 20 Car Gift Pack (Styles May Vary) • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Cardinal Giant Uno Giant Game • Amazon Business $16.30 1 $16.30
Boggle Junior, Preschool Game, First Boggle Game, Ages 3 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Underwater Ocean Floor Puzzle (48 pcs, 2 x 3 feet) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $5.89 2 $11.78
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HedBanz Game, Family Guessing Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Learning Journey: Match It! - Spelling - 20 Self-Correcting Spelling Puzzle for Three and Four Letter Words with Matching Images • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Melissa and Doug World of Bugs 60 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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