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Mrs. Giammaria from Freedom PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magic: School Club Supporting Literacy, Numeracy, and Critical Thinking

Help me give my students a new and exciting way to learn. With these supplies, they will have all they need to become engaged and practice literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking.

  • $496 goal

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My Students

My students are a willing group, with an aspiration to better themselves, but they often do not know where to start. They come from an area with a lower income level, with around 48% receiving free and reduced-price lunch.

They are in need of a club that not only fosters the feeling of community in the school, but also engages them in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving, better preparing them for state and federal assessments, and life after high school.

Many of the students are searching for their niche within the school, a club that will help them to become, and remain, involved, and give them a stake in their district.

My Project

The goal of this project is to establish a club, to meet both socially, and as a potential required remediation, for students in need, that teaches the card game Magic: The Gathering. This is a game that requires a deep understanding of rules and procedures, increases vocabulary, reinforces math skills, and strengthens confidence in critical thinking and problem solving skills. We can have weekly meetings, during club and activity times, and meet after school, or during the school day, as approved and needed, for remediation purposes.

This campaign equalizes the playing field, allowing learning opportunities for all, despite financial need.

With the right supplies, we have the ability to take the game beyond a standard game-night activity, into something that will allow students to create and learn, while in a light-hearted, fun gaming environment. One thing remains true, from childhood into young adults, and that's learning happens best through hands-on, play situations.

The creation of this club, through this campaign, will provide a rich learning environment for all students, not just those that find their home in sports or other such talents. Anyone can draw seven cards, learn the rules, plan strategies, and have fun trying to win. Through my own experience with, and love for, the game, I am confident that I am ordering supplies that will benefit all students, and that I can care for and continue to use for years to come.

Mrs. Giammaria
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic: The Gathering Guilds of Ravnica Booster Box | 36 Booster Packs (540 Cards) | New Set • Amazon Business $97.13 1 $97.13
1000 Assorted Magic: The Gathering Cards Gold Collection • Amazon Business $25.12 3 $75.36
Magic: The Gathering Core Set 2019 Bundle (MTG) (M19) 10 Booster Packs + Accessories • Amazon Business $33.90 1 $33.90
Ultra Pro Magic/Pokemon/YuGiOh Cards Deck Boxes, Set of 5 (Red, Blue, Green, Black and White)) • Amazon Business $8.38 4 $33.52
25 Count Assorted Pack of 20 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D20 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $12.95 2 $25.90
PAIYULE Extra Large Hard Game Card Case for 2200+ Cards. Fits for Main Card Game - C. A. H. Card Game, for Pokemon Trading Card Game and All Other Card Games Expansions with Shoulder Strap • Amazon Business $25.89 1 $25.89
(600x) Ultra PRO Black Deck Protectors Sleeves Standard MTG Colors • Amazon Business $25.77 1 $25.77
Ultra Pro Solid Blue Play Mat Card Game • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Yimeng Mtg Counter Dice with HDdais Logo Bag • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Ultra PRO Playmat for Card Games and Workstations, Solid Black, 84082 • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Ultra Pro Solid Green Play Mat Card Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ultra Pro Solid Red Play Mat Card Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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