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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Winter Is Here, Recess Is In.

My students need fun, educational games to keep cabin fever at bay during this Chicago winter.

  • $174 goal

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My Students

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ― Thomas Edison

It might be hard to imagine but my special education students have so much in common with Edison; they understand what it means to persevere in the face of failure and constantly stay positive.

I have the privilege of working with kids who come to me every day knowing they’re going work, they’re going to stumble, but they’re going to learn.

They do it with a smile on their face because eventually they get their “light bulb” moment. The moment when their faces light up with the pride of understanding and success, it’s amazing to see. My Edisons come from diverse and varied backgrounds, but despite these challenges, they don’t fail. They find 10,000 ways to learn.

My Project

Winter is going strong in Chicago and my students need fun, educational games to keep them entertained while stuck indoors. My special education students would love the opportunity to get away from their computer screens and engage in games that challenge their minds while still having fun.

Recess is a time for my students to get a break from the long school day and practice important social skills, like turn taking and team work.

The perfect way to accomplish this, while sneaking in some learning, is by providing my students with games like Bananagrams, Code & Go, and Charades. These games can help them practice spelling, computer coding, and teamwork while having a great time.

Ms. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Code & Go Robot Mouse Board Game, Multicolor • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Basketball Shooting Game, YUYUGO 2-Player Desktop Table Basketball Games Classic Arcade Games Basketball Hoop Set, Fun Sports Toy for Adults-Help Reduce Stress • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Googly Eyes Game — Family Drawing Game with Crazy, Vision-Altering Glasses • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
Tabletop Foosball Table- Portable Mini Table Football / Soccer Game Set with Two Balls and Score Keeper for Adults and Kids by Hey! Play! • Amazon Business $16.44 1 $16.44
My First Bananagrams: Multi-Award Winning Kid's Spelling Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Charades for Kids - An Imaginative Classic Party Game for Young Children - Features 50 Cards With 300 Charades (Ages 8+) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Uno Card Game by Mattel • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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