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Ms. McKinley from Jefferson Hls PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

TEAM (Together Elementary Achieves More)

My students need GIANT-sized interactive games, like Connect Four, checkers, and colored Jenga-like blocks to stay active, engaged, and learn social skills through play.

  • $530 goal

This project expired on October 11, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This upcoming 2018-2019 school year, my students will be merging three unique school buildings into one Intermediate Elementary building. This is a big change for the district and the community.

My students consist of 700 nervous, excited, diverse, and socially-awkward tweens getting ready to meet and mingle with their new classmates.

While my students live in a seemingly heterogeneous community, many of them come from vastly different socioeconomic backgrounds. As first and second graders, they were oblivious to these differences; however, as they get older, their differences are more recognized.

I want out students to embrace their differences and create an atmosphere of inclusion as they embark on their physical, emotional, and academic journey together.

My Project

As students from three elementary schools merge together next year, I am looking for creative and active ways that students can get to know each other. Many of the students already know each other from playing on local sports teams, but what about the students who are not athletes or cannot participate in extra-curricular activities??

The use of giant-sized games allows students (athletes and non-athletes) to be active and engaged while learning social skills and how to initiate conversations with new peers.

These games can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments which is a tremendous "plus" in inconsistent Pittsburgh weather!

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This project will reach 700 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lewo Wooden Giant Stacking Games Hardwood Blocks Tumble Tower Building Toys 54 pieces with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $98.99 2 $197.98
MegaChess Garden Checkers Set and Garden Checkers Mat - 4 inch • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Yard Games Giant 4 Connect in a Row • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
AmazonBasics Bocce Ball Set with Soft Carrying Case - 100mm • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99

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