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Mrs. Sauer from Hollister CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Benefits of Board Games

My students need board games to practice important social skills such as learning the rules, taking turns and working as a group. Sensory tools will help them focus while playing board games.

  • $429 goal

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My Students

I work in a Life Skills program that serves students with severe disabilities at the high school level. I also have students in general education that serve as peer helpers in my class. We focus on our students' abilities instead of their disability.

Our main goal is teaching our students to be as independent as they can be.

My class will need someone to help them with daily living skills and completing most tasks with various levels of prompting for the rest of their lives. It is important that we teach them to be flexible, use appropriate social skills, and persevere to do their best.

My Project

The games on my wishlist will help support with social skills as well as academic skills such as number, letter and number recognition. My students are nonverbal but they still practice communication skills using augmentative alternative communication strategies. Taking turns, following the rules and being part of a group are all important skills for my students to learn and practice. Some of my students have difficulty manipulating and holding playing cards and would benefit from card holders. My list also includes sensory stimulation materials like the fidget toys and sensory oral motor chewelry necklaces. The use of fidget toys helps my students with concentration and attention to tasks.

My students can benefit from having new board games to learn important social skills such as communication, sharing, waiting, taking turns and enjoying interaction with others.

The games I would like for my classroom would be engaging for my students and also at a level that they would understand. They can practice matching by playing Zingo and pattern recognition by playing Dominoes. By playing games, it makes learning more fun and meaningful.

Mrs. Sauer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playing Card Holders, Set of 2 • Amazon Business $6.49 7 $45.43
Sensory Oral Motor Aide Chewelry Necklace - Chewy Jewelry for Sensory-Focused Kids with Autism or Special Needs - Calms Kids and Reduces Biting/Chewing - Black Military Dog Tags • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Social Skills Board Games (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $27.34 1 $27.34
Qwirkle Board Game • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Zingo Word Builder Board Game • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ThinkFun Zingo 1-2-3 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Junior Suspend Family Game (31 pcs) • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Perfection Game • Amazon Business $16.39 1 $16.39
Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Tin Card Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
FUNTOK Desktop Mini Finger Basketball Shooting Game Educational Toy Parent-child Interaction Game • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Connect 4 Game Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Boggle Junior Game • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Hibery 5 Pack Monkey Stringy Balls, Soft Active Fun Toy, Sensory Fidgets Toys, Stress Balls with Rainbow Pom Ball, Colorful Bouncy Ball / Stress / Sensory Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Double Six Professional Dominoes - White with Black Dots, Case Color May Very • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
Emotion-oes Board Game • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Universal Specialties Wacky Tracks Snap and Click Fidget Toys for Sensory Kids - Snappy Snake Puzzles Assorted Colors Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75

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