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Mrs. Pankiewicz from Waukegan IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Me Busy During Indoor Recess

My students need new board games like Sorry, Trouble, Mancala and Yahtzee to play during their indoor recess time.

  • $276 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching in a low-income community comes with its challenges, but my students work through the tough times to come out on top! My students are amazing! They come from such diverse backgrounds, but come together to be one learning community. They are helpful, loving and enthusiastic about learning. My students come from working-class families who put forth as much effort as they can when it comes to their childrens' education. However, this is not always enough for our classroom to have all we need for success.

Third grade is a growing year.

The students in my class have a wide range of abilities and it is my job to help bridge the gap between the cans and the can nots. We work together, as a community, to build each other up and not leave anyone behind. We are all in this together!

My Project

Living in the Midwest, my students spend many winter days indoors for their recess time due to inclimate weather. With these brand new games, this time can be spent building social skills while playing. The games we currently have are on their last legs. They are missing pieces and frankly, are unplayable. We need a game face lift!

We need board games with a purpose!

I would like my students to be able to have a choice of what they do during our indoor recess time. Since most of our winter days are spent indoors, the students need to have activities that keep them happy and working together. Games are the perfect way to spend a cold, snowy recess time.

Mrs. Pankiewicz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 28 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT GAME CLASSIC SET - SET OF 4 • School Specialty $50.19 1 $50.19
KIT GAMES CLASSIC SET OF 4 • School Specialty $48.27 1 $48.27
GAME BATTLESHIP • School Specialty $16.96 1 $16.96
GAME BOGGLE JUNIOR LETTERS • School Specialty $16.11 1 $16.11
GAME COOTIE BOARD GAME • School Specialty $13.27 1 $13.27
GAME FOLDING MANCALA • School Specialty $12.06 1 $12.06
BOOK MEGA FUN CARD GAMES • School Specialty $10.50 1 $10.50
GAME YAHTZEE • School Specialty $10.43 1 $10.43
GAME CHINESE CHECKERS • School Specialty $5.60 1 $5.60

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