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Ms. Vailant from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Old Fashion Games Into Learning!

Help me give my students activities that will allow opportunity for interaction and development of social skills!

  • $208 goal

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My Students

What makes my students special is their drive to learn! This year I have students who are in their first year of full English instruction. It's exciting to see their determination to learn in a language that is relatively new for them in terms of academics.

My students are from the first or second Mexican American generation, and they live in a 95% minority neighborhood.

Ninety-five percent of these students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Our school is 95% low income and is located in the heart of a community that is changing drastically. The majority of our teachers are extremely hardworking and work extended hours in order for us to provide the best education to our students!

My Project

Students have been losing those social skills that board games gave us when we were children. Technology has been great but it has taken out the opportunity for students to interact. Many students don't know how to work in groups, take turns nor build their social skills in learning. So these board games would allow my students to build many essential life learning skills needed.

These social board games would give my students an opportunity to socialize with their peers.

I chose some old favorite board games like trouble, Uno, Scramble, and Connect Four. These games will build my students communication, logical and reasoning skills. In my classroom we have a 15 minute block of incorporating social emotional learning skills. These resources would help my students apply all the social skills we have been discussing and practicing in class. I also think these resources would help build stronger peer relationship because of the opportunity these games give in interacting with each other.

Ms. Vailant
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zingo Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
Trouble Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
Connect 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
Guess Who? Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 2 $27.12
Word Hangman • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.86 1 $11.86
Tic Tac Toe • Kaplan Early Learning Company $5.06 2 $10.12
UNO Card Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $6.76 1 $6.76

Materials cost

$144.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$176.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.09

Total project goal

$207.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$207.27

1 Donor

-$139.00

Donations toward project cost

-$118.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.85

match offer

-$68.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$58.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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