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Mrs. Brown
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

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

My students need board games to foster their social and cognitive skills and puzzles to develop their problem solving skills.

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

Your generous donations will expand our school's Math Closet, where students can borrow puzzles, board games, and other math materials. Students are able to take these materials home and share them with their families, thus encouraging positive interactions at home. In its first month of operation, we have received much feedback from parents and students about the Math Closet, and it has all been extremely positive. Additionally, 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 even more importantly, puzzles and board games allow for family time that does not involve a screen.

Many of our students do not have access to puzzles or board games at home, and they are missing out on the many benefits associated with completing a puzzle or playing a board game.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clue The Classic Edition • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Monopoly Board Game The Classic Edition • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Gravity Maze • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Blokus Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Under The Sea - 100 Piece Floor Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Melissa & Doug Suspend Game • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Melissa & Doug Search and Find Sunny Hill Farm 48 Piece Floor Puzzle • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Melissa & Doug Rainforest Floor (48-Piece) Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Melissa & Doug Children of the World Floor 48-Piece Floor Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Monopoly Junior Board Game • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Hi Ho Cherry-O Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
Hasbro Sorry 2013 Edition Game(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Pirate's Bounty Floor Puzzle- 100 Piece • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mastermind Game -- The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker -- Can You Crack the Code? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Number Puzzles • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles in a Box - Pets • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Candy Land The World of Sweets Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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This project will reach 250 students.

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