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Mrs. Bjostad from Saint Paul MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Games for Home Learning

Help me give my students games they can play at home to work towards their social skills goals on their Individualized Education Pan (IEP).

  • $473 goal

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My Students

I teach in a self-contained autism classroom. My students are in my classroom all day. My students have needs in the areas of academic skills, communication, fine and gross motor, functional and social/emotional skills.

My students have many challenges that they need to overcome and bring unique needs to the classroom, but despite all of that, the love learning and are extremely hard working.

Our school is a culturally diverse school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Our school serves over 600 students in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 5. We have a Language Academy (LA) program, which is designed for new immigrant students, some of whom may have limited or interrupted formal education.

96.5% of our students are students of color, 88.4% of our students qualify for free/reduced-price lunch, 13.5% of our students receive special education services, and 58.2% of our students are English language learners.

My Project

All of my students have Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) that have a goal of learning to play games and interact/play with peers and adults. These goals focus on learning to take turns, share, following rules of games, communication skills (asking questions, being a good sport, telling someone its their turn,ect)

Many of my students do not have any games at home that parents and siblings can use to help them work on these skills.

These games will allow me to create lessons and activities during Distance Learning (and beyond). I will be making visual picture rules, communication boards for students to use when playing, and activities for families to play and learn together.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TR798 Dont Let the Bugs Fall Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 8 $135.92
UNO: Family Card Game, with 112 Cards in a Sturdy Storage Tin, Travel-Friendly, Makes a Great Gift for 7 Year Olds and Up [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92
Elephants Never Forget - Memory Matching Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $9.86 8 $78.88
UNO Card Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 8 $57.28
LotFancy Playing Cards, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), for Blackjack, Euchre, Canasta, Pinochle Card Game, Casino Grade • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86

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