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Mrs. Maready from Kernersville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Masterminds in the Making

My students need the opportunity to explore, create, and be challenged through a variety of manipulatives and games.

  • $534 goal

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My Students

My students are labeled as academically or intellectually gifted (AIG), but many of them face financial needs. They are curious and definitely eager to learn. My students especially love creating, building and exploring and they thrive on challenging games. They need the opportunity to explore on a daily basis.

My classroom is a diverse group of students just waiting to explore and conquer the world around them.

They are highly motivated but need more advanced and thought-provoking materials in the classroom.

My Project

My students need to start the day off right with games that challenge their mind. Instead of copying off worksheets and having them solve challenging problems for morning work on paper I want them to be able to think creatively and use manipulatives as soon as they enter the door. I want my kids to WANT to come to school and I know they desire to be challenged. By providing a variety of building sets, chess boards and chess strategies, along with several other fun and challenging board games they will be able to enter our classroom and start exploring right away!

They will be excited to learn through hands-on manipulatives and thought-provoking games.

Stimulating their interest through a variety of games and building materials will encourage them to be creative and find new ways to solve problems. These high-level skills will carry over into their entire day and will allow them to feel they can accomplish anything if they just set their mind to it.

Mrs. Maready
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QUIZMO® Math Game Series - Advanced Elementary, Grades 4+ • AKJ Education $87.59 1 $87.59
GAME CHESS FAMILY CLASSICS • School Specialty $10.71 4 $42.84
GEARS GEARS GEARS SUPER BUILDING SET - SET OF 150 • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
K'NEX Elementary Math & Geometry • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
GM BATTLESHIP • School Specialty $16.96 2 $33.92
GAME SQUARE UP • School Specialty $23.64 1 $23.64
GAME CONNECT FOUR • School Specialty $11.00 2 $22.00
GAME PERFECTION • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
K'NEX Education STEAM Gears Building Set (KNX79318) • Staples Advantage $16.29 1 $16.29
Guess Who? Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Word Hangman • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Chess for Kids • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
GAME CRIBBAGE BOARD WITH CARDS • School Specialty $9.29 1 $9.29

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