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Ms. Avila from Delano CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Never Be Defeated

Help me give my students board games, card games, and a Nintendo Switch

  • $590 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Project

Sun Tzu teaches us that "Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles, you will never be defeated." Strategic thinking is a vitally important twenty-first century skill that is built when we communicate, interact, and plan. We learn who we are when we experience the victories and defeats that life throws into our path. Games prepare us for a world where our plans can change as suddenly as the roll of dice. Taking turns, discussing shared objectives, and working to advance your goal creates an environment where victory and defeat are both valued for the lessons they can teach. Experiencing the bitter disappointment of loss or the elation of winning shows us how to be kind no matter the circumstances, to learn from your mistakes, and to never give up.

Games train our brains to think deductively and to communicate effectively with others.

Playing games is an interactive process where we challenge ourselves and others to become better. The competition to win helps to drive innovation and challenges participants to think deductively and spatially. Playing strategy games teaches how to run scenarios to determine which outcome is the most advantageous and how to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. Learning to problem solve makes logical reasoning fun and collaborative. Following the rules of the game, builds a sense of community that transcends the gameboard and values equity and fairness.

Ms. Avila
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con - HAC-001(-01) • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
Hasbro Gaming Sorry! Parker Brothers Family Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Hasbro Gaming Scattergories Board Game • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
The Chameleon, Award-Winning Board Game for Families & Friends • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game For Ages 7 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Chess Teacher Board Game, Learning Educational Toys for Adults, Families and Kids Ages 6 and up, by Spin Master • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
UNO Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin, Travel-Friendly, Makes a Great Gift for 7 Year Olds and Up​ [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Double Nine Dominoes Set in Storage Tin, for Families and Kids Ages 8 and up • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97

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