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Mrs. Schoenthaler from Clermont FL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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It's Child's Play

Help me give my students board games and quiz cards to reinforce and encourage fluency with basic computation.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

I teach in a suburban elementary STEM magnet school. My 600 students are hungry to learn. They and their families value education and are appreciative of the varied opportunities that we offer to enrich and challenge them. The faculty works hard to go above and beyond what is required by the standard curriculum to provide them with opportunities to problem solve, think critically, and work in teams.

My students enthusiastically embrace engineering challenges which leads me on frequent searches for new ways to inspire them.

We are preparing students for careers that do not yet exist.

My Project

Everyone knows practice makes perfect, but practicing basic computation can get boring a hurry. Couching skills practice in a game format will motivate my students to work on perfecting the skills I have taught in whole group instruction.

By tweaking the game rules or playing cards that normally accompany familiar board games, I can shift the skills focus to addition and subtraction practice, geometry vocabulary, comparing fractions and decimals, or shape recognition, making each game for the needs of a specific small group on any given day.

My students will ask for math stations time because they see it as play, and I'll encourage it because I know the skills practice and enrichment they are getting by playing. Everybody wins in this game!

Mrs. Schoenthaler
Grades 3-5
    More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 600 students.

    9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Games for After School (Set of 6) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $98.96 1 $98.96
Math Quiz Card Set (Set of 9) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Blokus(r) Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.16 2 $50.32
Yahtzee • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 3 $40.38
Kerplunk • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 2 $35.92
Colored Rubber Bands • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.36 2 $10.72

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