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Ms. Solberg from Whittier CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the Games Begin!

My students need five word games to engage them in vocabulary development.

  • $161 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember rainy weekends when you got to play checkers or Scrabble or Crazy Eights at home with your family? Shouldn't every child have a chance to enjoy that kind of experience?

I teach three 8th-grade English Language Arts blocks and one Exploratory section in a high-poverty California school.

Most of my students need extra attention to reach their personal and educational goals. They are terrific kids whose strengths are not always measured by standardized tests.

My Project

Like most young people, my students love to play games of many kinds, though some of them are unfamiliar with common games like checkers or Scrabble. Once initiated, they are very enthusiastic. The right games enhance reading, vocabulary, and even math skills. I remember that I learned to count by tens when playing a board game with my older brother.

Apples to Apples Junior is a lively game that easily accommodates 5 or 6 players.

It is possible to start and stop play according to time constraints. Players advocate for their card to be chosen so conversation reinforces vocabulary development as students learn adjectives and synonyms. My students will enjoy the game so much they might not even guess they are learning all the while!

Ms. Solberg
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Apples to Apples Junior Game • $19.99 5 $99.95

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