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Ms. Harris from Concord CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Retro Card Games, Checkers, and Art Kits Make Weekends Fun!

Help me give my students awesome art supplies, checkers, and UNO card games so they will have something fun and creative to do at home during the weekends and school breaks.

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities. They also come from families who struggle with paying bills and affording school supplies and books. Despite these challenges, my students bring many strengths to the classroom, including a passion for learning and a willingness to take risks as they acquire the building blocks of reading.

My students love math, science, computers, and art, and they love learning how things work.

They are curious about the world and are eager to improve their literacy skills.

My Project

These UNO cards, checker games, coloring books, markers, drawing pencils, and sketchbooks will give my sixth graders something fun to do on the weekends and during longer breaks from school. Many of my students have shared with me that they don't own any books, art supplies, or games at home and often just sleep or watch TV during the weekends. When teachers ask them to write about their weekends, these students feel sad and have nothing to write about.

These games and art supplies will foster creative expression, boost self esteem, and increase cooperation with siblings as they share quality "unplugged" time using the scented colorful markers, drawing pencils, blank comic books, sketch books, and coloring books, or taking turns playing an interactive game of checkers or UNO.

Students will be able to purchase these engaging games and art supplies from our school store by competing their work and showing good citizenship skills. They will be able to take these games and art supplies home to enjoy so they will always have something to do at home besides watch TV or take naps. My students will learn financial literacy skills when they find an item in the store that they wish to earn and then save up to purchase the item. These positive experiences with hands-on games and access to art supplies at home will make even the rainiest weekend a happier time for my students.

Ms. Harris
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mr. Sketch Scented Stix Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 10-Count • Amazon Business $5.80 10 $58.00
AmazonBasics Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Kit - 17-Piece Set • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
UNO Card Game, Basic Pack, Red • Amazon Business $7.99 5 $39.95
Pressman Toy Checkers Folding Board Game-1 Pack • Amazon Business $4.99 5 $24.95
U.S. Art Supply 9" x 12" Premium Manga-Marker Paper Pad, 60 Pound (100gsm), Pad of 24-Sheets (Pack of 2 Pads) • Amazon Business $10.96 2 $21.92
Prismacolor Premier Manga Illustration Markers, Assorted Tips, Black & Sepia, 8-Count • Amazon Business $10.73 2 $21.46
Blank Comic Book: 120 pages, 7 panel, Silver cover, White Paper, Draw your own Comics • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Good Vibes Coloring Book (Coloring is Fun) (Design Originals): 30 Beginner-Friendly Relaxing & Creative Art Activities on High-Quality Extra-Thick Perforated Paper that Resists Bleed Through • Amazon Business $7.77 2 $15.54
Sketch Book: Notebook for Drawing, Writing, Painting, Sketching or Doodling, 120 Pages, 8.5x11 (Premium Abstract Cover vol.57) • Amazon Business $4.44 3 $13.32
Sketch Book: Notebook for Drawing, Writing, Painting, Sketching or Doodling, 110 Pages, 8.5x11 (Premium Abstract Cover vol.30) • Amazon Business $4.39 3 $13.17

Materials cost

$268.22

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$326.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.67

Total project goal

$384.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$384.45

5 Donors

-$275.32

Donations toward project cost

-$244.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.57

match offer

-$96.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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