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Mrs. Nelson from Sandy UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Connection, Growth Mindset, and Perseverance in Online Learning

Help me give my students opportunities for social connections. Since our students work from home by themselves except brief experiences on Zoom, we want to schedule monthly middle school meet-ups where students can come together and connect.

  • $1,169 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at Canyons Online chose online learning for a variety of reasons. We have two elite competitive soccer players who have trainings, games, and championships around the nation. We have a student who is spending half the year in India to help her mother care for the student's grandfather. We have students who have had difficult experience in traditional school settings due to mental or physical health challenges or disabilities that impact their ability to thrive in the overcrowded classrooms. We also have students who prefer to control their pace of learning and want to expand and contract the amount of time in each subject depending on their needs.

My Project

Our students learn primarily from home independently except brief experiences over Zoom. We want to give them a regular opportunity to come together and connect in person over board games so they can build their social skills, camaraderie, and connection.

I've also selected math materials to use during their live lessons to grow their mindset, their math concept, and their opportunity to build off of each other's strategies.

Lastly, I've selected a text that our students in English Language Arts will read that will help them understand human resilience and determination which could strengthen their mindset and achievement in all subject areas.

Mrs. Nelson
Grades 6-8
  • Canyons Online
  • Sandy, UT
  • More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 130 students.

    2 donors have given to this project.

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Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance • Amazon Business $9.19 50 $459.50
Ticket to Ride Board Game | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Train Game | Ages 8+ | For 2 to 5 players | Average Playtime 30-60 minutes | Made by Days of Wonder • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Catan Board Game (Base Game) | Family Board Game | Board Game for Adults and Family | Adventure Board Game | Ages 10+ | for 3 to 4 Players | Average Playtime 60 Minutes | Made by Catan Studio • Amazon Business $37.39 1 $37.39
USAOPOLY Telestrations Original 8 Player, Family Board Game, A Fun Family Game for Kids and Adults, Family Game Night Just Got Better, The Telephone Game Sketched Out, Multicolor • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Making Number Talks Matter: Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 3-10 • Amazon Business $27.64 1 $27.64
Exploding Kittens Party - A Russian Roulette Card Game, Easy Family-Friendly Party Games - Card Games for Adults, Teens & Kids - 2-10 Players • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Charades Party Game – Speed Charades Board Game - Fast-Paced Party Game - Includes 1400 Charades - Perfect for Groups and Family Game Nights • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Charty Party: All Ages Edition -The Fun for Everyone Card Game of Absurdly Funny Charts, Graphs, and Data Visualization… • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Otrio Strategy-Based Board Game, for Adults, Families, and Kids Ages 8 and up, by Marbles Brain Store • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
What Do You Meme? Family Edition - The Hilarious Family Game for Meme Lovers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Jenga Game Wooden Blocks Stacking Tumbling Tower Kids Game Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gamewright Forbidden Sky – The Cooperative Strategy Survival Rocket Building Board Game, 5" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Othello - The Classic Board Game of Strategy for Adults, Families, and Kids Age7 and up • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Grounded for Life - The Ultimate Family Game - by What Do You Meme? Family • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
SEQUENCE- Original SEQUENCE Game with Folding Board, Cards and Chips by Jax ( Packaging may Vary ) White, 10.3" x 8.1" x 2.31" • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
What's Math Got to Do with It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
UNO, Phase 10 and Pic Flip Bundle Tin, 3 Mattel Card Games for Players 7 Year Olds & Up, Decorative Storage Tin, Gift for Kid, Family & Adult Game Night 7 Years & Older • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Mattel Games Balderdash, Multicolor, CFX43 • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Rummikub - Classic Edition - The Original Rummy Tile Game by Pressman • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Teachers: 1,000 Interactive Math Activities that Promote Conceptual Understanding and Computational Fluency (Books for Teachers) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Growth Mindset Workbook for Kids: 55 Fun Activities to Think Creatively, Solve Problems, and Love Learning (Health and Wellness Workbooks for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Mastermind Game : The Strategy Game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Apples to Apples Junior, The Game of Crazy Comparisons, Board Game with 504 Cards, Family Party Game Especially for Kids, Gift for Kid, Teen & Family Game Night Ages 9 Years & Older • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Pressman Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set, with Multicolor Stones by Pressman • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
UNO FLIP! Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin, Makes a Great Gift for 7 Year Olds and Up UNO FLIP! Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84

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