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Ms. Madrieres from San Ramon CA is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the Games (& Investment in Reading) Begin!

Help me give my students graphic novels, board games, and sensory cushions to create a learning environment that all students want to engage and succeed in!

  • $583 goal

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My Project

Graphic novels have a unique ability to captivate and engage my class of 25 fourth graders, fostering a deep interest and investment in reading. These visually appealing narratives combine vibrant artwork with compelling storytelling, creating an immersive reading experience that appeals to both reluctant and avid readers alike. The combination of illustrations and text allows young readers to decode complex plotlines and character development while enhancing their comprehension skills. Additionally, graphic novels often feature relatable protagonists and relatable themes, making it easier for my class to connect with the stories on a personal level. This engagement not only increases their motivation to read but also builds their confidence as readers, ultimately paving the way for a lifelong love of literature!

Board games hold a special place in my classroom, offering a myriad of benefits that make learning not only important but also incredibly fun.

These games promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and strategic planning, all while encouraging healthy competition and teamwork. They provide a dynamic hands-on learning experience that engages students, often without them even realizing they're learning. Board games also foster social skills, teaching students how to take turns, communicate effectively, and resolve conflicts in a friendly setting. Most importantly, they make learning enjoyable, turning lessons into exciting adventures that keep fourth graders enthusiastic about coming to class and eager to explore new concepts.

Wobble cushions help with improved balance, core strength, coordination and self-regulation. They help children decrease their need to fidget and as a result improved focus and attention are obtained.

Ms. Madrieres
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bouncyband© Wiggle Seat Little Sensory Cushion • Nasco $18.70 9 $168.30
The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full Color Edition: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $40.80 1 $40.80
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 1-16 Books Complete Collection Set Box of 16 Books Edition-Paperback • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00
Amulet Box set 1-8 Graphix (Amulet) • Amazon Business $37.00 1 $37.00
USAOPOLY TAPPLEĀ® Word Game | Fast-Paced Family Board Game | Choose a Category & Race Against The Timer to be The Last Player | Learning Game Great for All Ages • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Hasbro Monopoly Junior Board Game, Ages 5 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Hasbro Gaming Guesstures Game • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
SEQUENCE- Original SEQUENCE Game with Folding Board, Cards and Chips by Jax ( Packaging may Vary ) White, 10.3" x 8.1" x 2.31" • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Mattel Games UNO Card Game for Family Night, Travel Game & Gift for Kids in a Collectible Storage Tin for 2-10 Players (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Claudia and the New Girl: A Graphic Novel (the Baby-Sitters Club 9): Volume 9 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Winning Moves Games Classic Barrel of Monkeys • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Kristy and the Snobs: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-Sitters Club #10) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.64 1 $8.64
Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Logan Likes Mary Anne!: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-Sitters Club #8) (8) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye: A Graphic Novel (The Baby-Sitters Club #11) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15

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