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Mrs. Carothers from Danville CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Adding More Fun to Speech Therapy!

Help me give my students updated games to play during speech therapy. Board games such as Don't Wake Daddy, Trouble, and Candy Land, help promote language development, turn taking skills, and social skills during sessions.

  • $591 goal

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My Project

We use board games on a daily basis in the speech room. Although my students think they're simply "having fun" when they come to speech, I have a multitude of skills that I am targeting without them knowing. Not only are games motivating, but they also help students improve their social skills, turn taking skills, joint attention, and problem solving abilities. Games also aid students in building vocabulary, categorizing, inferencing, and narrative development.

Mary Poppins once said, " In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun" and I truly believe that fun is the key to success in building speech and language skills.

When I walk into classrooms to pick up my speech students, other non-speech students beg to come with us to speech because they have heard how fun speech is. I love that my students love to come to speech. Having a fun, loving, environment makes learning new and challenging skills so much easier.

I have been serving speech and language students for over 9 years and my room is filled with games that I had accumulated over time from garage sales and thrift stores as a new clinician. My games have been well loved over the years and it is time to replace broken boards and missing pieces with new and complete games. The clear plastic pouches will also help me save space on our game shelf. I have also requested a gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers to help purchase articulation and language activities that can be pared with the board games that I am requesting. Please help me continue the fun in speech by refreshing our games and materials.

Mrs. Carothers
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on TPT • TPT $100.00 2 $200.00
EOOUT 14pcs Mesh Zipper Pouch Zipper Bags, 11x16 Inches Large Storage Bags for Organizing, 7 Colors Puzzle Bag Zipper File Bags for Office Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
ThinkFun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Brain Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International seller for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Hasbro Gaming Don't Wake Daddy Preschool Game for Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Hasbro Gaming Operation Game: Minions: The Rise of Gru Edition Board Game for Kids Ages 6 and Up; Classic Operation Gameplay; for 1 or More Players • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Banana Blast - Pull The Bananas Until The Monkey Jumps Game by Goliath • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
10 Pack Plastic Art Trays,Activity Crafts Tray,Organizer Tray,Serving Tray for Home,School,Kids,DIY Projects,Painting,Beads (White) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
iShyan Crocodile Teeth Toys Game for Kids, Crocodile Biting Finger Dentist Games Funny Toys, 2020 Version Ages 4 and Up • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
FRIMOONY Dough Tools Set for Kids, Various Plastic Molds, Assorted Colors, 45 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Candy Land: Kingdom of Sweet Adventures Kids Board Game, Preschool Games for 2-4 Players, Kids Board Games, Preschool Games, Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hasbro Gaming Chutes and Ladders Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Amazon Basics 3lbs Moldable Sensory Play Sand with Castle Molds and Tool Set, for Kids Ages 3 and Up, Blue Color • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Kinetic Sand, The Original Moldable Sensory Play Sand, Pink, 2 lb. Resealable Bag, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hasbro Gaming Trouble Board Game for Kids Ages 5 and Up 2-4 Players (Packaging may vary) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Let's Go Fishin' Game by Pressman - The Original Fast-Action Fishing Game!, 1-4 players • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97

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