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Mrs. Nelson from Charlotte NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning English Is Tough, But Gaming Makes It Fun!

Help me give my students games that will develop their English acquisition and proficiency.

  • $354 goal

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My Students

My students come from all over the world. They are all recent immigrants to the United States who are now facing the toughest years of schooling in a new language. My students struggle with academic content because of the challenge of learning a new language and academic content in that new language at the same time. I teach refugees and asylum seekers from Nepal, Burma, Central America, Syria and Congo to name a few places. They love to learn, and are appreciative of their opportunities in the United States.

My Project

My students are learning English. It can be a daunting task to come to America at fourteen and be thrown into a world of a language that you do not speak fluently. Some of my students may be fourteen, new to the country, but have never entered a school a day in their life. Or maybe, they only made it to second grade because it was too dangerous to go to school in their country and/or their parents didn’t have the money to send them! My students take these challenges in stride as they are happy to be in this land of opportunity. They are safe, and ready to learn.

The speed at which these students are expected to learn English is challenging for them, but I am amazed every year at how these teenagers do it so quickly.

These kids use their English skills to better themselves, and to become advocates for their families.

I am hoping to use my project to purchase games that help facilitate language learning in a fun way. These games will build speaking and writing skills for the students. I would also like to purchase headphones that can be used for computer English acquisition programs. The games and computer programs can be modified to focus on targeted areas which emphasize all of their skills they need to learn English: reading, and writing, listening, and speaking.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mpow 071 USB Headset/ 3.5mm Computer Headset with Microphone Noise Cancelling, Lightweight PC Headset Wired Headphones, Business Headset for Skype, Webinar, Cell Phone, Call Center • Amazon Business $20.99 5 $104.95
Picture My Picture Feelings and Emotions, Prepositions, Verbs, Categories and Go Togethers Flash Card Pack | Speech Therapy Materials, ESL Materials • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Phrase It English Learning Card Game for Teaching and Classroom Activities - Phrasal Verbs in Spoken Language • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Key Education Publishing Name That Word • Amazon Business $23.62 1 $23.62
Key Education Publishing Big Box of Sentence Building Games Learning Materials for Age 5 and Up , 840008 • Amazon Business $18.06 1 $18.06
Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble (Renewed) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

Materials cost

$247.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.29

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$300.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.99

Total project goal

$353.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$353.28

3 Donors

-$175.00

Donations toward project cost

-$151.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$174.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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