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Mrs. Calhoun from Yucca Valley CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Community Building and Social Skills

Help me give my students a variety of board games so that they can take their social skills to the next level!

  • $426 goal

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My Students

My students come to class every day, excited, full of life, ready to learn. My classroom is full of diversity and every day, I am excited for them to teach me something new! I teach at a Title I school in Southern California where all students participate in the Free Lunch Program.

My students LOVE working together!

My students are very social and love working with partners and in groups. In the few short weeks of this new school year, we have already been able to do 4 group projects successfully!

My Project

My students need board games to help them continue to build our classroom community and their social skills. My students get along well with each other and I would like to continue to build a strong classroom. My students have amazing social skills. I would like to see them channel this skill and improve their communication with one another.

By interacting, while playing board games, students will have to really work on what they say to play fair, increase their communication, and keep our classroom community strong.

Kids can get competitive while playing games which can lead to a break down in communication and upset feelings. I want to provide my students with opportunities to learn and apply social and communicate in different settings. I feel like this is a valuable, life-long skill.

Mrs. Calhoun
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $15.23 3 $45.69
Hasbro Battleship Board Game with Planes, Ages 7 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble • Amazon Business $13.79 3 $41.37
Mastermind Game : The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker • Amazon Business $12.87 2 $25.74
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.26 2 $20.52
Pressman Toy Chess Set • Amazon Business $9.12 2 $18.24
Handmade Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game for Kids 7 and Up - Great Gifts for Kids for All Occasions • Amazon Business $8.98 2 $17.96
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 2 $17.54
Hey! Play! Chinese Checkers Game Set with 11 inch Wooden Board and Traditional Pegs, Game for Adults, Boys and Girls by • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $6.65 2 $13.30
Mattel Games UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Hasbro Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Yahtzee Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Monopoly Deal Card Game • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Phase 10 Card Game Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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