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Mrs. Raffetto from Santa Clara CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Life

Help me give my students games, puzzles and activities that promote positive social interaction and foster a sense of community.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

I am in the fortunate position of having all students, K8, as my students. In my first year as the teacher-librarian at a K8 school, I am working to make the library an essential part of our school community and a place that all students know as a sanctuary.

Middle school can be hard.

It can be a time where you do not know your place in the social hierarchy from class to class, let alone day to day. We are a community of learners. And a critical element of learning in these middle grade years is learning about yourself and self care.

As their teacher-librarian, my hope is that my students see the library as a place they can come to learn about themselves, try new things, and meet new people. They need a space that feels like it belongs to them and that helps them to explore friendships at this critical time.

My Project

We invite our middle grade students into the library before school, during lunch, and after school. We want them to have a place on our K8 campus that feels special to them and a place they know they are always welcome.

By adding these games and activities to our library, we are expanding the ways the space can be used and inviting more students to share this space.

We want kids to choose the library as a safe space in which they can make new friends, learn new skills, and be a part of a community.

With the amount of games I brought into the library from my classroom, we have already have seen new friendships formed, as completely different kids found common interests over a game of checkers. Adding more games to our small collection will help even more of those connections to happen. As we all know, small acts of kindness have tremendous power.

Mrs. Raffetto
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Taco vs Burrito - The Wildly Popular Surprisingly Strategic Card Game Created by a 7 Year Old • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Pictionary Game • Amazon Business $14.19 3 $42.57
Disney Tsum Mancala Board Game • Amazon Business $11.49 3 $34.47
WE Games Replacement Glass Mancala Stones in Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
Space Puzzle 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Kids Adult – Planets in Space Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Springbok Puzzles - Sweet Tooth - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 23.5 Inches by 18 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $6.88 2 $13.76
Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $5.51 2 $11.02
Clue Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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