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Ms. Chisnell from Fond Du Lac WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Logically & Critically Think!

Help me give my students opportunities to play games that will expand their critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. They will also have the opportunity to learn organizational skills by keeping our materials properly organized in containers/drawers.

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with K-5 students with disabilities who range in abilities. My students are labeled with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and significantly developmentally delayed. They are fabulous students who learn in unique ways. Each student has different strengths and weaknesses that are valued in the classroom.

The students at this school primarily come from low-income families and many students have experienced trauma already as elementary students.

However, they work hard to succeed regardless of their backgrounds. My students mean so much to me and I hold a special place in my heart for them!

My Project

Every now and again, elementary students need to "take a break" from their usual, rigorous daily curriculum. One way to take a break from their constant hard work is to play games that develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills. Kids enjoy playing games and do not realize they are learning while they are enjoying playing the games with their peers.

Over 75% of students at our school are considered "economically disadvantaged" and the school is among the top 20% of schools in Wisconsin with the highest percentage of students who are eligible for free/reduced lunch.

Students who come from economically disadvantaged homes are not as likely as students who come from economically stable homes to experience activities outside of the home such as going to a play or a museum.

These enrichment experiences lead to a greater appreciation of art and stronger critical thinking skills. If students are not exposed to enrichment experiences, they need to develop these critical thinking skills elsewhere so they are prepared for life outside of school. Taking a break from regular classroom work and playing games that develop critical thinking and logical reasoning skills will allow students who do not typically get the opportunity to develop these skills at home to strengthen the skills at school.

The storage containers and drawers will be used to store activities and keep the classroom as organized as possible.

Ms. Chisnell
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 15 Qt./14 L Latching Box Clears, Quart, White, 12 Piece • Amazon Business $59.26 1 $59.26
Honey-Can-Do Rolling Storage Cart and Organizer with 12 Plastic Drawers • Amazon Business $58.75 1 $58.75
Small Dry Erase White Board – Mini Magnetic Desktop Foldable Whiteboard Easel Portable with Holder for Kids Drawing, Teacher Instruction by TSJ OFFICE • Amazon Business $36.79 1 $36.79
Mindware Square Up • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
ThinkFun Balance Beans Math Game For Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - A Fun, Award Winning Pre-Algebra Game for Young Learners • Amazon Business $18.34 1 $18.34
ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
ThinkFun Hoppers Logic Game - Teaches Critical Thinking Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Educational Insights Kanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring 200 Challenges • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$290.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$324.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.27

Total project goal

$381.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$381.79

1 Donor

-$349.71

Donations toward project cost

-$324.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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