You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

  • $502 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. E.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

It's the Name of the Game

My students need one copy of a variety of games listed to use in cooperative groups for learning.

My students will be the big winners!! I am a fifth grade teacher at rural elementary school in Indiana. I teach math, English, language arts, and social studies. Our school has 33% of our students on free or reduced lunches. I have an excellent group of students.

Blank faces staring back at me during a lesson I thought was going to knock their socks off. Hours spent pondering how to solve this problem. Of course, engaging the students in the subjects I am teaching is my number one goal. Students learn significantly better when they have hands on experiences that really get them involved in the topic at hand. I would love to dream up and make different games to aid in teaching my class, but realistically I can't find the time. When I heard about this website, the first thing that came to mind was GAMES! GAMES! GAMES! My students love when I pull out the few games I have. What better way to engage my students than with a fresh supply of games!

I carefully selected games I felt would best tie into the curriculum at my school as well as the state standards. One item I selected was the Eggspert. It is used to create a "game show" atmosphere and will spice up the games I have as well as new games. I also chose games dealing with math, English/language arts, and social studies. The specific topic I selected were topics I have noticed my students having difficulties mastering. I find that students are more willing to work on topics they are struggling with if the work is enjoyable. It never fails...if they enjoyed the game they will ask to play it again. I never feel the need to remind them it is educational, but that thought is always in the back of my head!

You will make is possible for my students to receive a sound education while having fun in the process!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vocabulary Building - Starwords - Reading Level 5.0-6.5 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Magic Island Search • School Specialty Inc. $22.99 1 $22.99
Where's Wilma? • School Specialty Inc. $11.49 1 $11.49
Score One Fractions - Game • School Specialty Inc. $19.99 1 $19.99
Logic & Reasoning - Riddle Master - Reading Level 3.5-5.0 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Reading Between the Lines - Fantasyland - Reading Level 5.0-6.5 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Reading For Detail - Championship Soccer - Reading Level 5.0-6.5 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Figurative Language - Alien Landing - Reading Level 3.5-5.0 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Getting The Main Idea Around-The-World - Reading Level 3.5-5.0 • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
Geo-Derby U.S.A. - Game • School Specialty Inc. $28.99 1 $28.99
Probability Obstacle Course • School Specialty Inc. $29.99 1 $29.99
30-Second Mysteries for Kids™ • School Specialty Inc. $23.99 1 $23.99
LANGUAGE DETECTIVE • Teacher's School Supply $23.65 1 $23.65
Eggspert • Highsmith Inc. $44.96 1 $44.96

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Valparaiso","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[216041],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":182975,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. E.","authorIds":{"216041":{"owner":"Ms. E.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[182975],"proposalHash":"-1510922953","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":108775,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjE1MzA="],"teacherId":216041,"schoolCounty":"Porter","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}