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Ms. McDonald from S Glens Falls NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stretching Our Brains With Logic and Strategy

Help me give my students logic, vocabulary and word games for the classroom!

  • $273 goal

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My Students

Most days when you walk down the hall, you will see a fifth-grader volunteering to help another teacher or walking a younger student to class. They are driven to make good choices from day to day. Our school promotes a feeling of pride, and the students take their role as a "bulldog" very seriously!

Our classroom promotes a love of reading, by providing student access to all different genres and levels of books.

Thanks to, we have been able to build our classroom library. The students enjoy finding a cozy spot to read these fiction books, and they are always excited to share their personal favorites with their classmates. Our classroom is a buzz about books!

My Project

I purchased a few logic board games at garage sales to use in the classroom. These weren't your typical indoor recess games, though we need those too with our long NY winters! These games helped students problem solve, stretch their thinking, and use logic to win. Students have LOVED those garage sale board games. Our biggest problem is that they often have to take turns with the favorite games. We would love to add to our collection of logic games to use during downtimes in the classroom. We're also replacing some well-loved games. The fifth-graders helped come up with a list of games that are known to help develop strategy and deeper thinking.

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Ms. McDonald
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award winner • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Blokus Game [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $24.84 1 $24.84
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International Bestseller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Melissa & Doug Origami Paper (6 x 6 inches - 51 Pages, 2-Pack, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
5 Second Rule Junior • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Scattergories Categories - A Fun Twist on the Fast-Thinking Original - 2 or More Players - Ages 12 and Up • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Bananagrams • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rummikub - The Complete Original Game With Full-Size Racks And Tiles In A Durable Canvas Storage \ Travel Case • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
ThinkFun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Cinco Linko, A Strategy Board Game You Can Learn in 30 Seconds or Less • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Color Your Own Stickers Inspirations: Just Color, Peel & Stick (Design Originals) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

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