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Mrs. Ramsey from Cove City NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Put Down the Technology and Play a Board Game!

My students need learning games for the opportunity to be entertained by more than just television and computers. They need the opportunity to learn team building and taking turns.

  • $190 goal

This project expired on May 24, 2014.

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My Students

In a world driven by the Internet, technology, & being connected at all times, its important not to forget the basics of life and how to play by the rules. I want to encourage my students to put down the technology, and play a board game; roll a dice, lose a turn, take a chance, and wait your turn.

To describe my students in three words is a challenge, but I would have to say; compassionate, eager, and hard-working.

They are compassionate to one another, eager to learn each day, and hard workers in all areas. We have a wonderful mix of ethnicity in our classroom, and I strive to build a sense of family in our classroom. We have 21 students in our class, 5 that receive Special Education Services, and 6 that receive English as a Second Language Services. Our school is a Title I School, with nearly 90% of our student population enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. We have wonderful students and are blessed with wonderful staff. We all want what is best for our students and their futures.

My Project

Although these materials are less "educational" than some other projects, I can't help but be excited for all the lessons they will learn from them. As I mentioned earlier, in a world driven by the Internet, technology, and being connected at all times, its important not to forget the basics of life and how to play by the rules. Our school was fortunate to receive a grant that allows our students to have computers in our classrooms. I am so grateful to have this as a learning tool, but I hate to see them play games alone, with their head phones on during indoor recess or earned free time. I want to encourage my students to put down the technology, and play a board game. The lessons learned from playing games such as 'Sorry', or 'Apples to Apples', even a game as simple as 'Horse Shoes', teaches lessons that go beyond the books and beyond technology. Playing games such as these with their peers will build their classroom community, their patience, their understanding, and friendships.

I want the world for my students, and some people might think their ability to get on the Internet and find a fun game to play is the world, but I disagree.

I want the opportunity for my students to learn to play by the rules, to take turns, take risks, and have fun with one another. I want them to know their is fun beyond technology, head phones, and video game controllers. This project will make an everlasting impact on their social ability, peer understanding, and patience with taking turns.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classic Games Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $59.46 1 $59.46
GAME HORSESHOES INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUBBER • School Specialty $18.33 1 $18.33
EI2985 TRI WORDS GAME • School Specialty $15.95 1 $15.95
GAME KANOODLE • School Specialty $13.96 1 $13.96

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