My students need board games to play during rainy days when they spend their recess and lunch times in the classroom.
Remember the days as a kid when it started raining and you weren't allowed to go outside? The feeling you probably had has a name - CABIN FEVER! So you pull out a box, set up the board, and challenge a friend to a game of Sorry or Connect 4. You can only play Heads Up, Seven Up so many times...
My 5th grade students are curious, funny, resilient, active learners.
They attend an urban elementary school in California where about 95% of the students at the school qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch and over 70% of our students are English language learners. The surrounding neighborhoods are not very safe, which forces many of the kids to spend their time at home inside. They see and experience a whole lot of "life" that most grown-ups are not privy to, yet they find the strength and resilience to come to school everyday and do their best to succeed.
By providing our classroom with these fun old-school board games, students will start looking forward to the time when they get to play with a friend, even when the weather is crummy. Plus, these games can be played by many of our ELLs (English language learners). Also, they challenge all of the kids to use their brains differently and without technology, which is something that they are saturated with on a daily basis. Not only that, they will learn and practice social skills as they interact with one another while playing the games, such as cooperation and teamwork. Finally, these games are a way for them to expand their repertoire of fun ways to entertain themselves when they have free time beyond video games. So not only will these games be used during bad weather, but students will be able to play with their friends during lunchtime, even when it is sunny outside. That way, these games will get a lot of love all year-round for many years down the road.
At this time, the only options my students have during rainy days are some hand-me down checkers or a few puzzles.
As teachers, we have such limited resources that games like these are often times out of reach. With your contribution, not only will my students benefit this year, but for years to come. They will grow up knowing what it is like to spend an afternoon playing a heated game of Scrabble. Also, your donation will impact countless students as each cohort passes through my classroom.Read More
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|Hasbro Connect Four Game • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$19.99||3||$59.97|
|Sorry Game • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$16.59||1||$16.59|
|Scrabble Jr. (For 2-4 Players Ages 5 & Up) • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$25.25||1||$25.25|
|Guess Who Game by Hasbro • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$32.45||1||$32.45|
|Chutes & Ladders (For 2 To 4 Players Ages 4 To 7) • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Twister Game (For 2 or More Players Ages 6 & Up) • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$34.45||1||$34.45|
|Jenga • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$19.99||1||$19.99|
|Yahtzee Board Game • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$10.59||1||$10.59|
|Dominoes, Professional [Hardwood, Black] • Cannon Sports, Inc.||$8.90||3||$26.70|
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