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Mr. Lattari from Buxton ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Love Being Board: The Board Game Club Expansion

Help me give my students an expanded board game library and further resources for Dungeons & Dragons. Player Handbooks and dice are always a necessity to help students play and understand D&D.

  • $350 goal

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My Students

My students come from varying socioeconomic backgrounds, but most tend to hover in middle to low income. My rural based school does a great job of trying to keep students connected after hours with many after school groups. My after school group is a pretty even mixture of girls and boys of all middle school ages. I maintain a safe and welcoming environment for kids to interact which keeps them coming back.

My after school group facilitates social interaction away from screens while fostering the ability to work as a team, show grit, and think creatively.

My students recruit others who end up bringing their own interests to the group for the better. Students have been able to make new and strong bonds with others inside and outside of their grade because they have time to interact outside of an academic framework.

I end up having as much fun as the kids. I don't just facilitate; I join in the experience with them. Students like to see their teacher in a different light and after school activities are a fantastic opportunity.

My Project

Last year my campaign was met with incredible generosity and excitement. I would like to continue that momentum by expanding my game library and resources to reach more students. Dungeons & Dragons has become a massive success at school to the point where I am running two separate campaigns for 15 students plus another 15 plus students who come to play board games. The group is now in its third year and continues to grow.

Students who wouldn't normally hang out or meet now have an opportunity to interact.

Dungeons and Dragons has worked as a nice intersection of academics and gaming. Students need to use skills related writing, critical thinking, interpersonal, and social studies(map reading) among others to succeed and immerse themselves in the world. Today (9/4/19) as I held the inaugural board game club of the new school year, a student was crafting his character's backstory with care and deep interest for the final fifteen minutes of our session. I would like this interest and effort to continue so to help that I would like to add more resources. The books and dice are a cost many cannot afford so I would like to gain a few dedicated copies. The games I have picked out are to fill out a more introductory feel to games. I now have two years of veteran middle school gamers, but we continually have new members who only know Monopoly and Clue. These games are wonderful gateways to gaming beyond while still providing a challenge to current, long time members.

Mr. Lattari
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons) • Amazon Business $27.66 2 $55.32
HABA Karuba - An Addictive Tile Laying Puzzle Game for the Whole Family (Made in Germany) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Carcassonne Board Game Standard • Amazon Business $28.29 1 $28.29
IELLO Fairy Tile (English Edition) • Amazon Business $25.24 1 $25.24
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Calliope Tsuro - The Game of The Path - A Family Strategy Board Game • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Yellow Mountain Imports 126 Polyhedral Dice Set (18 Colors) - Seven Varieties - Velvet Pouch for Storage • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Chameleon Board Game • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
Santorini - Strategy-Based Board Game • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00

Materials cost

$250.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$296.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.40

Total project goal

$349.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$349.32

1 Donor

-$340.00

Donations toward project cost

-$296.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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