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Mrs. Brown from Hayes VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math, Puzzles, and Games... Oh My!

Help me give my students math games and board games to borrow so they can have fun with their families while reinforcing cognitive and social skills.

  • $223 goal

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My Students

Our school is a K-5 elementary school, located in a rural district in Virginia. Our students are enthusiastic and curious about the world around them. Every day they come to school ready and excited to learn, and their excitement is contagious. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and home situations, and many of them lack resources and support at home.

A strong collaboration between home and school is vital for students' academic success, and it is important to support our students not only at school but also at home.

My Project

Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and home situations, and some of them lack access to supplies at home, including games and puzzles. The games from this project will enable our school to maintain its Math Closet, a place where students can borrow puzzles, board games, and other math materials. Students are able to take these materials home for one week and share them with their families, thus encouraging positive interactions at home.

The purpose of our Math Closet is to provide students with the opportunity to spend quality time with their families while playing games.

The project includes several classic games such as Connect 4 and Chute & Ladders, as well as newer games, such as Sums in Space. It also includes STEM activities such as EMIDO building sets, which are a huge hit with students in all grades.

There are many cognitive and social benefits associated with puzzles and board games. Puzzles allow students to develop spatial awareness, problem-solving skills, and perseverance. Board games promote social skills such as decision making, turn taking, and winning and losing. Perhaps most importantly, puzzles and board games allow for great family time that does not involve a screen.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Chutes and Ladders Game: Retro Series 1978 Edition • Amazon Business $13.83 2 $27.66
Operation (EA) • Amazon Business $10.79 2 $21.58
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, Addition/Subtraction, Early Math Skills, 8 Pieces, Ages 5+ • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Imperial Kids Card Game - Go Fish • Amazon Business $3.99 3 $11.97
Melissa & Doug African Plains Safari Jumbo Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (Preschool, 100Piece, Over 4' Long) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Melissa & Doug Construction Vehicles Jigsaw Floor Puzzle (Beautiful Original artwork, Sturdy Cardboardpiece, 48Piece, 2’ X 3’) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $5.51 2 $11.02
Hasbro Gaming Rubik's 3X3 Cube, Puzzle Game, Classic Colors • Amazon Business $3.44 3 $10.32
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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