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Ms. Salamone from New Haven CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Board Games for Social and Emotional Learning!

Help me give my students the opportunity to develop social and emotional learning skills with board games.

  • 3 donors
  • $1,021 still needed
  • 3 donors
  • $1,021 still needed

My Students

Our school serves Pre K-8th grade students in an inner-city. Classroom sizes range from 20-27 students in a classroom.

The students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds with a wide range of background knowledge.

We are an International Baccalaureate School. ​Our curriculum is designed to engage students in rigorous, inquiry-based, concept-based instruction and learning that encompasses global perspectives. Experiences offered through our balanced and comprehensive curriculum foster 21st-century skills and prepare students to appreciate cultural diversity, be active, internationally-minded citizens and become lifelong learners who are able to adjust to changes in life and to become successful in the global society.

My Project

As an SEL committee, we have implemented an SEL afternoon for our students. The entire PreK-8 school will have 1-2 days a month where they will work with their classroom teachers and classmates to engage in SEL activities. Many students have lost the skill of compromise, taking turns, winning and losing respectfully, communication and just enjoying each other's company. These games will be distributed to the classrooms so that teachers can set up stations for the students during our SEL sessions.

Some of the best memories are spent around a board game and these games will help students develop stronger SEL skills.

The goal is for students to play and work together as they begin to develop stronger friendships with each other. We also want to develop stronger student and teacher relationships after a year of remote learning. In turn, we hope these activities will help us improve academic growth as students begin to improve upon their SEL skills.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90
Pressman Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set, with Multicolor Stones by Pressman • Amazon Business $10.32 10 $103.20
UNO Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin, Travel-Friendly, Makes a Great Gift for 7 Year Olds and Up [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 10 $99.90
Hasbro Gaming Guess Who? Game Original Guessing Game for Kids Ages 6 and Up for 2 Players • Amazon Business $9.84 10 $98.40
Battleship With Planes Strategy Board Game For Ages 7 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
Peaceable Kingdom Hoot Owl Hoot - Cooperative Matching Game For Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Syrace Folding Hand Crafted Wooden Chess Set Chess Board 30 x 30CM • Amazon Business $23.98 3 $71.94
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures Board Game For Kids Ages 3 & Up (Amazon Exclusive),Red,Original version • Amazon Business $12.56 5 $62.80
Hasbro Gaming: Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.27 4 $41.08
Pressman Family Classics Checkers -- with Folding Board and Interlocking Checkers • Amazon Business $11.67 3 $35.01
School Zone - Math War Addition & Subtraction Game Cards - Ages 6 and Up, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, Math Games, Numbers, Addition & Subtraction Facts, Early Math, and More • Amazon Business $2.99 10 $29.90
School Zone - Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards - Ages 4 and Up, Preschool to First Grade, Uppercase and Lowercase Letters, ABCs, Word-Picture Recognition, Animals, Card Game, Matching, and More • Amazon Business $2.67 10 $26.70
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $5.77 3 $17.31
Maverick Standard Playing Cards 12 Pack, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), Blackjack, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle Card Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Carson Dellosa | Go Fish Card Game | Ages 4+, 54ct (Brighter Child Flash Cards) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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