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Mrs. Butler from Bronx NY is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love Lunchtime Learning

My students need 6 learning games to play during lunch.

  • $161 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 19 energetic and enthusiastic second graders at the urban, Title 1 school in which I teach will not be permitted to play outside during recess for the remainder of the year. These students deserve the ability to release energy and work on their social skills through age appropriate activities.

The students in my class enjoy coming to school and learning.

They find the classroom to be a safe and enjoyable way to spend their time. The school attendance consists primarily of minority ethnicities and about half of the residents in the community are living below the poverty level. Most of the students do not have board games at home. They are missing out on the fun associated with board games as well as the ability to follow directions and strengthen their teamwork skills. I teach in an ICTS class. This means that 40% of the students are special education students and 60% of the students are general education students. The students learn a lot from their interactions with each other.

My Project

I believe that children should have the opportunity to be children. Running around outside and playing games during recess was an important part of my educational experience. Recess allowed me to release energy and taught me important life skills; including sharing, taking turns and patience. I want the students to gain the most possible from their time spent in school. This means taking advantage of every minute the students are present. Providing the students with educational games will support their cognitive abilities while they are not physically in the classroom. Educational games will also aid their decision-making and social skills. As a teacher I feel that games help strengthen students attention span. It is important to have students interact with each other, follow rules and focus on the structure and turn taking involved in board games.

Additionally, I now believe that it is the teacher’s role to not only provide students with academics stated in the curriculum, but also facilitate the opportunity for students to have positive interactions with each other and learn through their trials.

Please help these students Love Lunchtime Learning!

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Mrs. Butler
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG462 - Go-Kart Rally Sight-Words Game - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
GG461 - Sled Spin-Out Sight-Words Game - Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
FG102 - Fire Station Dalmatian Early Math Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
FG104 - Space Station Sight-Word Game • Lakeshore Learning $19.99 1 $19.99
FG442 - Scrabble Jr. Game • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 1 $15.99
GF706 - ’Smath • Lakeshore Learning $14.99 1 $14.99

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