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

Learning Language Through Play

My students need more games in the classroom to help them learn language through play. Having this variety of games will help my students develop important social and listening skills, vocabulary, and questioning and reasoning skills.

  • $177 goal

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My Students

We are a class of hardworking, energetic, enthusiastic learners. As English language learners in a high-poverty school, we face many challenges but always do our best and don't give up! Being bilingual makes each of us unique and special. Please support making our futures bright.

One of my favorite things about my students is how supportive the kids are of each other.

We have created an amazing community in the classroom where it is okay to take risks, make mistakes, learn from them and help each other along the way. My students this year help and encourage each other without prompting from me. This behavior also carries over to their classrooms which has been amazing to see!

My Project

Research shows that play is a key component of learning for children. A study done by Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child shows that play helps to improve students' executive functioning skills. Through games, children are able to develop higher levels of sustained attention, show an increase in mental flexibility and regulate their emotions. They also learn how to effectively communicate, cooperate and collaborate with others.

Having these games in our classroom will help my students develop important life skills that will carry with them outside of the classroom and beyond.

By having access to and time to play board games, my students will build strong emotional skills, including self-regulation, interpersonal, attention and English language skills.

Mrs. Hicks
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Suspend Family Game • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hot Dots® Getting The Main Idea Card Set • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Bananagrams • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Hot Dots® Phonics Flash Cards Blends And Digraphs • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Trouble Game • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Scrabble Slam Card Game • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Scattergories The Card Games • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Rory's Story Cubes • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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