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Mrs. Sertuche from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborative Learning!

Help me give my students opportunities for building collaborative social skills which they can practice through playing board games and puzzles.

  • $255 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students live in a high-poverty neighborhood and have experienced more challenges than anyone ever should. The students come from all different backgrounds, but most come from homes where there are economic struggles. These struggles infiltrate the academic environment and progress of this population.

We, as educators, must provide differentiated opportunities to express students' applied knowledge in authentic ways.

Providing this opportunity reflects best practices to support the development of the urban student as we strive to prepare these students for college and career readiness.

My Project

My students love playing board games and card games during indoor recess. They also provide a wonderful avenue for them to practice their cooperative learning and turn taking skills. Sadly, the games and activities that I have had in my classroom are beginning to show wear and tear, as well as missing parts!

These board games, card games and puzzles will refresh the indoor recess options in my classroom.

My students need ways to practice social skills through games like Uno, Guess Who and Sorry to help prepare them for group work in school and the work place. What better way to practice getting along and working cooperatively than through fun games?

Mrs. Sertuche
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ingooood Rainy Night Walk paper puzzle 1000 pieces • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
iPlay, iLearn Wooden Solar System Jigsaw Puzzles, Circular Floor Puzzle, Planets Learning Toy, Large Space Ships. Educational Children Gifts for 2 3 4 5 6 7 Year Olds Kids, Boys, Girls, Toddlers • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Winning Moves Games Classic Twister • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Buffalo Games - Signature Collection - Cinque Terre - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bits and Pieces - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults - Cabin On The Lake 500 - 500 pc Jigsaw by Artist Alan Giana • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Springbok Puzzles - Sweet Tooth - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 23.5 Inches by 18 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Battleship Game • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Buffalo Games - Days to Remember - Dewie Hollow - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hasbro Guess Who? Classic Game • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Chess/Checkers/Backgammon Set • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Mattel UNO Original Playing Card Game • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Sorry! Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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