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Ms. Flanigan from Ridgewood NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Board Games to Build Critical Thinking Skills

Help me give my students board games such as Monopoly, Clue, chess, ​and checkers to help build critical thinking skills.

  • $165 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom are 6th grade self-contained​ students. They have intellectual, sensory and emotional impairments that are aided in a small classroom setting. My students struggle with mathematics concepts and this year our goals are to build confidence in our foundation math skills and to become more engaged with our learning.

My students work together as a community based on their learning styles and interests.

They work very hard and a big issue for them is the retention of topics. I am always looking for new and interesting ways in order to help them to thrive and remember different topics. We are a part of a large school that celebrates inquisitive learning. All of my students are working hard towards high school and college by relating all of their topics to real-world situations.

My Project

My school has an extended learning time program after school, at lunch, and one Saturday each month. Teachers are given the task of coming up with fun ways of learning that catch students interest so that they want to come to these extracurricular activities.

I have started a board game club, in which students can learn critical thinking skills by applying them to board games.

This will help them plan out moves and find new and interesting ways to learn. The games I've chosen work with vocabulary, mathematics and real-world problem-solving​ strategies that students will use to learn while having fun.

Ms. Flanigan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
USAopoly Rick & Morty Clue Board Game • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Hasbro Monopoly Classic Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Monopoly Game: Cheaters Edition Board Game Ages 8 and Up • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Hasbro Game of Life • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Magnetic Travel Chess Set with Board That Becomes A Storage Compartment – Great Travel Toy Set by Big Mo’s Toys • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Economy Playing Cards (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Yahtzee • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31

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