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Ms. Helms from Eddington ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Raining! It's Pouring! And We Have Nothing to Do!

My students need Shut the Box, dice, card games such as Uno and Skip-Bo, Trouble, drawing books, and other interactive activities for inside recess.

  • $417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a fabulous group of free spirited first grade friends. They are goal oriented, are building independent life skills daily, and are eager to learn all they can about the world around them.

Kids love the freedom to make decisions for themselves.

That's why, in our classroom, I love to provide outlets that allow them to explore with flexible seating. I am always looking for additional ways to build their exploration and independence, that will build life skills, that they can carry on with them for the rest of their lives.

My Project

At the end of the school year we spent a couple math classes playing games in small groups. I was amazed at how many of my students didn't know how to play traditional games such as Uno.

Playing games teaches patience and courage.

It allows student to learn that you can still have fun and not come out as a winner every time. That they can be supportive of their peers and encourage one another. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength.

The games will be used during our many days of inside recess during the cold winter and rainy spring. I will set up different game centers where students can choose an activity to do and work in small groups. This will give students more opportunities to socialize and to build respect for one another. We will also share our game library with the other first grade classrooms, as we usually have recess all together.

Please help me provide a fun and exciting game library to my classroom for years to come.

Ms. Helms
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Pieces Translucent Colors 6-Sided Games Dice Set, 14 mm Round Corner Dice for Playing Games, Like Board Games, Dice Games, Math Games, Party Favors, Toy Gifts or Teaching kids Math (100 pack) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
MindWare Qwirkle Board Game • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
Wooden 12# Shut The Box Game - Small Travel Set - Simple funny Family, party board game • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Perplexus Warp Game • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
PlayMonster Spoons Case • Amazon Business $9.26 2 $18.52
Hasbro Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Mattel Games Blink – The World’s Fastest Game! • Amazon Business $7.06 2 $14.12
Emojinks Emoji Card Games For Families - Fun Card Game For kids Emoji Party Toys Gifts For Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Spin Master Games HedBanz Game - Edition may vary • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jax Doodle Dice • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mattel Games UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Rhode Island Novelty Economy Playing Cards (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Hasbro Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
LCR (R) Wild Dice Game • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
AMGlobal 4 in a Row, Classic Family Game, Four in a Row, Line Up 4 of Your Color To Win, Board Game for Kids and Family • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
SWAP! • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Hoyle Kid's 6 in 1 Fun Pack- Card Games • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
LCR® Left Center Right™ Dice Game - Blue Tin • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
12 Assorted Rainbow 4-inch Arrow Game Spinners in 4 Colors, 3 Arrows Per Color by Brybelly • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mattel Games Skip-Bo Junior Card Game • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Emoji Book: How to Draw Emojis for Kids, Teens & Adults: Learn to Draw 50 of your Favourite Emojis - Great Addition to Your Emoji Party Supplies, Emoji Gifts & Emoji Stuff • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Tic-Tac-Toe Wooden Travel Board Game With Rotating X's and O's • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
How to Draw Cute Animals • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Fun Express Big Foam Playing Dice (12 Pack)(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
How to Draw Planes, Trains and Boats (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $4.50 1 $4.50
Mattel Games Mad Gab Picto-Gabs Card Game • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
How to Draw Pets (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30
How to Draw 101 Animals • Amazon Business $3.21 1 $3.21

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