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 »
Menu
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Carino from Gloucester VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning is Child's Play: Part 2

Help me give my students 6 various puzzle games to help improve their problem solving skills.

  • $162 goal

This project expired on January 28, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My elementary students grow and learn at a Pre K-5 rural elementary school. Being in a rural community with varying access to resources, I would like to bring opportunities that they may not be exposed to otherwise. They are eager and excited to expand their experiences and minds. We are partners in our journey through the years they spend with us.

Being a part of their journey, I have learned from my many years of teaching that students need to be connected to what they are learning.

My Project

When looking back in my many years of teaching, I have learned the immense power of play. Keeping this in mind, I would like to provide a variety of board games like Smart Farmer, Jump In, and Ghost Hunters to my students. These games will allow them to grow and hone their problem solving and critical thinking skills. This will also a provide balance with screen time that they encounter in my computer lab.

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning," a quote by Mr. Rogers and I believe play is an essential for deep learning.

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

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

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Carino is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SmartGames Smart Farmer Board Game, a Fun, STEM Focused Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game and Puzzle Game for Ages 5 and Up • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
SmartGames Ghost Hunters Travel Game for Kids and Adults, a Spooky, STEM Focused Cognitive Skill-Building Brain Game - Brain Teaser for Ages 6 & Up, 60 Challenges. • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
SmartGames Jump in’, a Cognitive Skill-Building Travel Puzzle Game for Kids and Adults Ages 7 & Up, 60 Challenges in Travel-Friendly Case. • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

Materials cost

$105.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$137.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.27

Total project goal

$161.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$161.80

1 Donor

-$161.80

Donations toward project cost

-$137.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.27

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Gloucester","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[136896],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"VA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":4515998,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-is-childs-play-part-2/4515998/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Carino","authorIds":{"136896":{"owner":"Ms. Carino","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4515998],"proposalHash":"313971794","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp136896_orig.jpg?crop=298,298,x0,y26&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1562379464688","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":69272,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzA2NjQ1NQ=="],"teacherId":136896,"schoolCounty":"Gloucester","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"VA","name":"Virginia"}}