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Mrs. Batson from Calais ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Board Games, What's That?

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn cooperation through board games!

  • $658 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We live in rural Maine, in a highly economically disadvantaged community. My students are inquisitive and engaged in their own learning. They love to learn new things, investigate and explore.

My fourth and fifth grade students are ready, willing and able to come to school to learn despite the many obstacles they may have.

In spite of these challenges, our students come to school prepared to learn because they know we will always be there to take care of them emotionally and academically.

My Project

So many of our students have never played a board game with their peers or families. We hope to allow them the opportunity to do this. After our students learn to play these games, we plan to include some of the lower grades. It would be great to start a conversation among our students.

Can you imagine not knowing how to play the games we played while growing up?

With these games, we plan to have board game day and invite the parents in to help teach their children these games.

The ultimate goal would be to have the students and their parents get games of their own to play as a family at home.

Mrs. Batson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Get The Games Out Top Backgammon Set - Classic Board Game Case - Best Strategy & Tip Guide - Available in Small, Medium and Large Sizes (Brown, Medium) • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Upwords Game • Amazon Business $17.62 2 $35.24
Othello Classic Game (2 Player) • Amazon Business $15.66 2 $31.32
Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $15.18 2 $30.36
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Hasbro Scrabble Crossword Game • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Mattel Games UNO Collector Tin Card Game • Amazon Business $11.90 2 $23.80
Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons! • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $11.79 2 $23.58
Battleship Game • Amazon Business $11.50 2 $23.00
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $9.59 2 $19.18
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Hasbro Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $8.27 2 $16.54
Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
SKIP BO Card Game • Amazon Business $6.40 2 $12.80
Toysmith 41-Piece Pick-Up Sticks Game • Amazon Business $6.20 2 $12.40
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.15 2 $12.30
Ideal War Card Game • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Monopoly Deal Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
PlayMonster Imperial Kids Card Game - Crazy Eights • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Imperial Kids Card Game - Go Fish • Amazon Business $2.46 2 $4.92
Imperial Kids Card Games - Old Maid • Amazon Business $2.46 2 $4.92

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