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Ms. Marshall from El Cerrito CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students games to help develop social skills including sharing, taking turns, and following directions.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

Imagine the challenge of teaching when books, paper, and pencil tasks are not appropriate for your students with special needs. What is the solution?

I teach a wonderful class of students with moderate to severe disabilities in grades four to six.

These children have instructional levels ranging from toddler to early second grade. Some are learning the alphabet and sight words while others are learning to distinguish between colors or shapes. The class focuses on both functional academics and life skills due to the nature of the range of disabilities. Unfortunately, there is no single curriculum that addresses the needs of every child I teach.

My Project

Sharing, taking turns, and following directions are crucial skills we work on every single day in my classroom. My students desperately want to socialize and play with their age level peers but don't always know how to be good sports about it. I want to enhance our recreation and leisure options in the classroom. Students would benefit from a wide range of game choices to help maintain motivation and interest in learning crucial social skills as the developmental levels in our class vary greatly. Interactive games such as Lucky Ducks or Don't Break the Ice would be just right for some students while other children would benefit from fine motor activities such as Ants in the Pants or Yeti in my Spaghetti. We also have reverse mainstreaming on Fridays, when a group of general education students come into the classroom and work with my students and model good behavior and communication. This is the ideal opportunity to use Electronic Egg or Baseball Toss and simultaneously teach social skills. That's where this project comes in.

This project will help my students learn the necessary social skills and behavior that will benefit them throughout their lives.

I am excited that something as simple as games can help my students be safe and happy while learning at the same time. It will have a lasting impact on them, please help make that difference.

Ms. Marshall
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hasbro B0408 Crocodile Dentist Kids Game Ages 4 And Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $23.25 1 $23.25
Talkin' Sports, Hilariously Interactive Toy Baseball with Music and Sound FX for Kids and Toddlers by Move2Play • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Electronic Egg Toss, The Family Fun Kids Game That Will "Crack" You Up, by Move2Play • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Lucky Ducks -- The Memory and Matching Game that Moves • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hasbro Ants in The Pants Games • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Don't Break the Ice Game • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Hasbro Gaming Don't Spill The Beans Game • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
PlayMonster Yeti in My Spaghetti • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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