Help me give my students games and puzzles in order to promote problem solving skills and teamwork, develop social skills, relax and enjoy each other's company, and reinforce concepts they are learning throughout their school days.
I am the teacher of very energetic and remarkable 4th-grade students in a city with the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in our country! Our district has over 48,000 students, encompasses almost 2,000 square miles, and has more than 130 schools and programs. There are over 100 languages spoken by families in our school district.
Each morning my students walk through the door and are greeted with new opportunities to learn and to be successful.
My students are very creative and, as their teacher, I do my best to foster their learning and provide opportunities to grow as individuals. Our classroom is full of eager learners and very hard workers with ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds. Each of my students come from his or her own unique situation and home life. Every single one of my students has strengths to share, as well as room to grow academically, emotionally, and socially. We are a strong and loving classroom community that works together to ensure learning, growth, opportunities, and successes for each other.
The games, puzzles, and puzzle board I am requesting will be a wonderful addition to our classroom. These materials will give my students opportunities to play independently, with partners, or with groups to engage in fun and enriching activities. Students thoroughly enjoy games such as Clue, Rubiks Race, and Chinese Checkers. They also enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles independently, as well as together. The jigsaw puzzles are also beneficial to my students because sometimes a student just needs a brain break for a few minutes in order to refocus on classroom tasks. Working on a puzzle for a few minutes is a quiet non-disruptive activity, which benefits students in many ways.
Utilizing games and puzzles in the classroom is important for students.
It is a time to promote problem solving skills and teamwork, develop social skills, relax and enjoy each other's company, and reinforce concepts they are learning throughout their school days. With your help and with the help of DonorsChoose.org, I will be able to provide my students with engaging and fun learning opportunities. Thank you for considering our project.
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