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Ms. Nierman from Kansas City MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Board Games Can Be a Game Changer for Students

Help me give my students a chance to be ahead of the game by providing a fun way to develop their academic and social skills.

  • $463 goal

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My Students

Our district serves a racially diverse population of students, including those in need of special education services. Minority enrollment is almost half of the student body and higher than the state average.

Our classrooms are filled with students of different ethnicities, backgrounds, and walks of life.

A large percentage of our students live at or below the poverty level and are at-risk academically. Several of our students have many challenges in their lives yet are full of life, personality, and positive attitudes.

Despite different challenges students bring their best to school each and every day. The parents and families of our students are very supportive and eager to help.

My Project

My school participates in a program that provides targeted support to struggling students. The goal of the program is to address academic, behavioral and social issues through enrichment classes. Students are able to choose from a list which enrichment class they would like to participate in. I offer an enrichment class of board and card games for eighth-graders.

Board games are rich in opportunities for students to learn both academic and social skills.

Board games require strategy, critical thinking, and even some teamwork or alliances. Middle schoolers especially get a lot out of board games because it’s an important age to develop critical thinking, logic, and reasoning.

These games help students connect the old-school way: through face-to-face interactions and teamwork. The social enrichment that students incur when playing board games cannot be overstated. Board games can teach important social skills such as communicating verbally, sharing, waiting, taking turns, and enjoying the interaction with others.

All of these benefits while engaging students in a learning process that is so fun they do not even realize they are learning.

Ms. Nierman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tantrix Gobble The Game - Cardboard Tiles • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mattel: Apples to Apples: Party Box - Deluxe Metal Case • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Gobblet Gobblers • Amazon Business $21.69 1 $21.69
Pictomania Game Board Game • Amazon Business $21.32 1 $21.32
Mattel Games: The Official Uno Tin [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Mattel Games UNO Flip Tin [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Mindware – Q-bitz • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
LCR (Left Right Center) Dice Game in Blue Tin & LCR Wild Dice Game in Green Tin Gift Set Bundle - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $17.23 1 $17.23
Melissa & Doug Suspend Family Game, Classic Games, Exciting Balancing Game, Develops Hand-Eye Coordination, 12.5" H x 2.8" W x 2.8" L • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Blue Orange 3000 0 Brix Strategy Game Board, Multicolor • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Balderdash Board Game • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Winning Moves Games Sorry Classic Edition Board Game • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Schylling Tin Chinese Checkers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Codenames: Pictures • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Brain Puzzle Back Spin Toy for Kids and Adults, Handheld Mind Teaser Fidget Game for Boys and Girls to Test Logic, Fun Play, Kill Time, Relax, Perfect as Birthday, Christmas, Get Well Soon Gift • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.89 2 $13.78
Educational Insights Kanoodle Head-to-Head Brain Game • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Retro Loonacy Card Game • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tangoes Brainiac • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Classic Tangoes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Uglydoll Loonacy Card Game • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71

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