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Mrs. Spagnola from Rochester NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Bored to Board!

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn through playing board games!

  • $237 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kindergarten is the best! As a teacher you get to see an incredible amount of growth (physical, mental, social and emotional) from September to June. The students in my class are from a low socio-economic area and come from many cultures. Many of the parents are working more than one job to make ends meet and our students are in before and after school care. They often come to school with little to no letter knowledge, number, shape or color recognition.

All those barriers aside, the students do come to school with a positive attitude and a desire to learn!

Our school strives to provide learning opportunities in a variety of formats (visual, auditory, kinesthetic).

My Project

Indoor recess in the winter can become very monotonous with the same few choices. We will use these games to enhance our learning while increasing enjoyment. Through the use of these games, my students will have opportunities to learn colors, shapes, numbers and letters.

While playing games the students will also learn life skills such as turn taking, asking questions, sharing, working with a team, being a gracious winner and accepting disappointment as a learning opportunity.

Too often our students arrive without these basic life skills, which makes the school setting difficult and frustrating. No child should feel that way while learning.

Mrs. Spagnola
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playskool Mrs. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Parts and Pieces Toddler Toy for Kids (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Playskool Mr. Potato Head Silly Suitcase Parts and Pieces Toddler Toy for Kids (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Hasbro Gaming Perfection Game, Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
eeBoo I Never Forget a Face Memory Matching Game for Kids • Amazon Business $18.32 1 $18.32
Sequence for Kids • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Hasbro Gaming Candy Land Kingdom Of Sweet Adventures Board Game For Kids Ages 3 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Chutes and Ladders Board Game for 2 to 4 Players Kids Ages 3 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Wonder Forge Disney Classic Characters Matching Game for Boys & Girls Age 3 to 5 - A Fun & Fast Disney Memory Game • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
FRIMOONY Dough Tools for Kids, Various Plastic Molds, Assorted Colors, 45 Pieces • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
UNO: Tin • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
School Zone - Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards - Ages 4 and Up, Preschool to First Grade, Uppercase and Lowercase Letters, ABCs, Word-Picture Recognition, Animals, Card Game, Matching, and More • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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