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Mrs. McCandless from Port Arthur TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's All Fun and Games in Kindergarten

Help me give my students new educational games to make small groups amazingly fun!

  • $379 goal

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My Students

My students are an eager-to-learn group of kids. Last year our school and our community were effected by Hurricane Harvey. Many students were directly impacted and many lost homes and most of their possessions. We, as a community, have been working hard to rebuild and come back stronger than ever before.

Our school is located in Southeast Texas and all of our students are on the free breakfast and lunch program.

These families are already considered to be of low socioeconomic level and now many have lost everything they own due to Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that was a direct result of the storm. We as a community are finally moving forward and healing from this disaster.

My Project

My students need new educational games to enhance their small groups. The classroom materials that we have in our classroom are old, outdated, and many pieces are missing. We received many of our current material secondhand and we would love to have new small group materials.

I would like to give my students a variety of new ways to learn material that will make them successful in Kindergarten and beyond.

The Zingo games would be a new fun way for students to practice letters, numbers, and sight words. I would love to bring several word building games to my small groups like, Spelligators or Boggle Jr. We would be able to use the dry erase wheel for many different concepts and it would be very engaging for the students. The items that would be most beneficial would be the gifted and talented card decks. Our GT placed students only get served once a week for 45 minutes and I would love new materials to work with them in small groups.

Mrs. McCandless
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WinSpin 18-inch Round Tabletop Color Prize Wheel 14 Clicker Slots Editable Fortune Design Carnival Spin Game • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Gifted Testing Flash Cards (2-Pack) – Verbal and Spatial Concepts for Pre-K - Kindergarten – Practice for CogAT Test, OLSAT Test, NNAT Test, NYC Gifted and Talented, ITBS Test, WISC, WPPSI, AABL • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Junior Learning Spelligator Board Game • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Gifted Testing Flash Cards – Following Directions for Pre-K – Kindergarten – Educational Toy Practice for CogAT test, OLSAT test, ITBS, NYC Gifted and Talented, WISC, WPPSI • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Gifted Testing Flash Cards – Math Concepts for Pre-K – Kindergarten – Educational Toy Practice for CogAT test, OLSAT test, ITBS, NYC Gifted and Talented, WISC, WPPSI • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Think Fun Zingo 1-2-3 Number Bingo Game for Age 4 and Up - Award Winner and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Think Fun Zingo Sight Words Early Reading Game - Toy of the Year Finalist, Developed by Educators for Pre-K to 2nd Graders • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Think Fun Zingo Word Builder Early Reading Game - Award Winning Game for Pre-Readers and Early Readers • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Pint-Size Scholars Sight Words Pizza Board Game, 120 Dolch & Fry Vocabulary Words for Reading & Spelling Readiness (1-4 players) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants Kindergarten Card Set - 120 Educational, Brain-Building Questions, Puzzles, and Games • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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