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Mr. J. from La Mesa CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Recess: A Time to Relax, to Play, and to Learn.

My students need some board games for the classroom as rewards for great performance and behavior!

  • $1,400 goal

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My Students

I teach biology in the large high school in Southern California. As with so many schools, funding has been completely cut back, and class sizes are on the rise. One of my primary focuses, other than teaching content, is to make this class one in which all students learn and grow to reach their own individual potential.

My students are athletes, scholars, artists, workers, gifted, challenged, affluent, and impoverished.

Finding common ground for all these characteristics is one of my favorite challenges to undertake.

Your generous donation will be an integral part of achieving this project and closing the achievement gap for all students. Thank you in advance for your support!

My Project

Students in high school don't have recess anymore. That does not mean that the advantages of recess, like social interaction and stress management are no longer necessary.

Students learn best when they are relaxed and feel at-home in the classroom.

Your donation will outfit my classroom with a variety of board and card games. This resource is definitely not one that our budget would ever enable me to provide to my students, but it will serve as that occasional, necessary break from the stress of high school. In the past, I have offered game time to students after a day of particular good behavior, or to the class after they performed well on an assessment. Recess is still important...even to my high school students!

Mr. J.
Grades 9-12
More than half 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 97 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Genius Games Cytosis: a Cell Biology Game Board • Amazon Business $39.99 10 $399.90
Elementeo Chemistry Card Game (2nd Edition) - Create Compounds, Win Electrons, and Explore the Periodic Table. Learning Game for Kids, Featured on PBS, Scholastic, and Imagine. • Amazon Business $34.95 10 $349.50
Genius Games Virulence An Infectious Card Game • Amazon Business $17.85 10 $178.50
Peptide: A Protein Building Game • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Peptide: A Protein Building Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Peptide: A Protein Building Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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