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Mrs. Smith from Auburn AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Raining, It's Pouring, but I'm Still Learning

Help me give my students games and activities for indoor recess including board games, kinetic sand, logic games, team building activities, and other high-interest learning activities.

  • $419 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Socrates so wisely stated, "I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think." In an educational age where students are being given information and then made to regurgitate it, I want my students to be different, the ones who are able (and want!) to think for themselves!

My students are extremely diverse, coming from a multitude of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

While they are diverse, they do have one thing in common- they are all fun-loving and FULL of energy! They are eager to learn and anxious to explore new things.

My Project

Unstructured play is such an important aspect of the growth of young minds. Recess is key to this unstructured play and is imperative for day to day learning and life in general. Sometimes, there are unpredictable indoor recess days when the weather is a factor. Instead of students choosing technology all the time, they need cooperative, creative thinking inspired activities. Using these indoor recess games, students will collaborate, communicate, think critically and creatively, and demonstrate good citizenship. I want my students to be able to have free-choice for indoor recess, hopefully providing them with activities they won't have at home. Using these resources, I can encourage creative, collaborative thinking and teamwork. Thank you for supporting our classroom!

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

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Lapboards (30 Pack) DOUBLE SIDED +Markers/Erasers 9" x 12" Mini White Dry Erase Boards for Students Whiteboards,Teacher Supplies, Classroom • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
IRIS USA, Inc. TB-28 Stack & Pull Box, 31.75 Quart, Clear, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $35.65 1 $35.65
Play Platoon 1100 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Classic Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand Combo Pack - 2 LBS each of Blue, Purple and Natural Sand with Castle Molds - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Blokus Game [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Edupress Math Noodlers Game, Grades 2-3 (EP62350) • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Osmo - Super Studio Disney Frozen 2 Game - Ages 5-11 - Learn To Draw Elsa, Anna, Olaf & More Favorites & Watch Them Come to Life - (For iPad & Fire Tablet Base Required) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
3 Pack of 8 Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons bundled by Maven Gifts • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
ThinkFun Cat Crimes Logic Game and Brainteaser for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - A Smart Game with a Fun Theme and Hilarious Artwork • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants 2nd Grade Card Set - 120 Educational Brain-Building Questions, Puzzles, and Games • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Educational Insights Kanoodle Head-to-Head | Brain Teaser Game for 2 | 2-Player Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring 80 Challenges | Perfect Stocking Stuffer • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Melissa & Doug Smarty Pants 3rd Grade Card Set - 120 Educational, Brain-Building Questions, Puzzles, and Games • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Battleship Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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