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Mrs. Diefendorf from LaFayette NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keeping Indoor Recess Fun!

Help me give my students the opportunity to use their creativity and fine motor skills with the friendship bracelets and rubber bands with the loom. They will also use problem-solving and teamwork skills with the board games!

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My Students

I teach 15 third grade students in a small, rural, Title I school with varied backgrounds and experiences.

During the winter months in Upstate NY we tend to spend many days indoors for recess due to the cold and I like to use this time for my students to play, problem solve, socialize and use their creativeness!

As my students use technology in different aspects of learning, it is not usually something that is used during recess. My students prefer hands-on games and time to create different things that interest them.

My Project

These games will help not only keep my students entertained while we are cooped up indoors, but also continue to allow them to learn and grow with their peers. My students have a lot of energy and enjoy all sorts of hands-on activities. These items will allow them to be excited about recess as they continue to practice following directions, working as a team and allowing themselves to create different things.

Recess is such a vital part of our school day.

Having these resources will help them take a break and use their minds in a different way. All of the items have been chosen with my students' interests in mind, based on what they do during free time. There is something for everyone!

I am so excited to see my students' faces when they receive these games and activities that will aid in many skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, following directions and of course, creativity!

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

This project will reach 15 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IELLO King of Tokyo: New Edition Board Game • Amazon Business $32.08 1 $32.08
Kaskey Kids Blackhawks vs Red Wings NHL Hockey Guys Action Figure Set – 27 Pieces and Accessories • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Kaskey Kids Football Guys – Navy/Light Blue Inspires Kids Imaginations with Endless Hours of Creative, Open-Ended Play – Includes 2 Teams & accessories – 28 pieces in every set! • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Choose Friendship My Friendship Bracelet Maker Kit, Kids Jewelry Kit, Bracelet Craft Kit Jewelry Making Bracelet Kit, Travel Edition • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
8,000pc Fuse Bead Super Kit - 12 Colors, Tweezers, Peg Boards, Ironing Paper, Case - Works with Perler Beads- Great Gift • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
UNO Attack! Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hasbro Gaming The Game of Life Junior Game • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Skillmatics Educational Game : Animal Planet - Guess in 10 (Ages 6-99 Years) | Card Game of Smart Questions | General Knowledge for Kids, Adults and Families | Gifts for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
TIME4DEALS Mini Fingerboards Finger Skateboard Toy, 12 PCS Creative Fingertips Movement Party Favors Novelty Toys for Kids Party • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Original Rainbow Loom • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Giant Go Fish Card Game for Kids - Large 5x7 Inch Cards - Play Go Fish and Old Maid Using 1 Jumbo-Sized Deck of Cards • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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