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Mrs. Carrigan from Red Lion PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Game Time!

My students need language arts and social studies games.

  • $470 goal

This project expired on July 1, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Raise your hand if you like to play games. Every student in my class would have their hand high in the air.

In between all of the snow storms and holidays, this time of year it is very hard to motivate students with necessary test prep.

Because of this, I need to provide my students with some fun ways to review the skills they are so close to mastering. Pencil-and-paper practice tests do not give students the hands-on learning opportunities that they crave. Whether a student is gifted, learning supported or performing on grade level, they all can benefit from the advantages of learning through games. I need to grab their attention and keep it, so the games I have selected will give the students the chance to work collaboratively to secure their skills in reading, vocabulary and social studies. With your assistance, students can begin playing these games very soon!

My Project

Students are always looking for new things to do during indoor recess, literacy stations and at the end of the school day while waiting for their buses. Educational games are the key to their happiness. The reading and vocabulary games I am requesting will allow students to work together with their classmates to learn new vocabulary words, techniques and strategies, along with basic reading skills. As far as our social studies curriculum is concerned, we have hundreds of years to cover in 16 weeks of instruction. The students LOVE history and love learning about all of the things our ancestors did to form this nation. The social studies kit I am requesting includes games for students to learn about the first Americans, exploration, colonization, westward expansion, geography, government, and the regions of the United States--all topics in our fifth grade curriculum! Because time is limited, students will be able to learn while playing these interactive games with their friends!

Each of your donations will directly impact the students that are currently in my class, as well as the students that I will have in the years to come.

Fifth graders will have the opportunity to play these games with their friends, learning valuable socialization skills right along with the reading and social studies skills they will be mastering. And the best part? They will learn these concepts while having a blast! Who doesn't love to play games?

Mrs. Carrigan
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK LANGUAGE GRADES 5-6 - I HAVE WHO HAS SERIES • ABC School Supply, Inc $20.89 1 $20.89
GAME SOCIAL STUDIES SKILLS CURRICULUM GR 5 TAKE HOME • ABC School Supply, Inc $284.99 1 $284.99
GAME VOCABULARY BUILDING STAR WORDS GREEN LVL • ABC School Supply, Inc $20.85 1 $20.85

Materials cost

$326.73

Vendor shipping charges

$32.67

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$399.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.46

Total project goal

$469.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$469.76

7 Donors

-$469.76

Donations toward project cost

-$399.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.46

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$0.00

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