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Mrs. Williams from Valley Center CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Student Need to UNPLUG and build Social Skills!

Help me give my students BOARD GAMES to sharpen their focus, build teamwork, and soothe anxiety!

  • $691 goal

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My Students

I am a 3rd grade and 4th grade teacher to 28 students in a low-income school. We have a large Native American population, as we are in the heart of many different tribal lands. Our school also has many English learners and many migrant families.

My students go the extra mile and know that when they struggle, they are learning!

We all work together as a family! They tend to learn more efficiently when they are able to really have hands-on experience with the topic at hand. When we are working on a topic and the students are interested, we do all that we can to learn everything we can about that topic. My students are visual learners. They really enjoy science and art and really work together as one big team.

My Project

Board games are an easy way to encourage healthy brain development in older kids and teens. “Strategy games are useful in helping the frontal lobes of the brain develop,” says Beatrice Tauber Prior, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist. “Those frontal lobes are responsible for executive function skills, which include planning, organizing, and making good decisions." While increasing brain function, playing board games helps reduce anxiety and stress levels. Many of my students come from stressful situations in life and being at school is their only security.

Playing board games brings people closer and strengthens relationships!

In my classroom, I allow students to eat/ remain in the classroom during outside breaks because that is sometimes where they feel the most comfortable! Having board games in the classroom will allow for students to do other things that are interactive instead of just wanted to play games independently on their ipads.

When I asked the students what games they would like in the classroom, this is the list they gave me!

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5

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TECBOSS Microphone for Kids, Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone with LED Lights, The Best Gifts Toys for 4 6 8 10 12 Year Old Girls Boys • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
Winning Solutions Nostalgia Tin Scrabble Game • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Winning Solutions Sorry Nostalgia Tin • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Bears vs Babies: A Card Game From the Creators of Exploding Kittens • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Winning Solutions Monopoly Nostalgia Tin Board Games • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
Chutes and Ladders Deluxe Board Game in Classic Nostalgia Collector's Tin • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Girl Gifts Star Projector Night Light Kids Projector with Timer Stars Night Light for Children Toys Light • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Exploding Kittens Card Game - Family-Friendly Party Games - Card Games For Adults, Teens & Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Taco vs Burrito - The Wildly Popular Surprisingly Strategic Card Game Created by a 7 Year Old • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MasterPieces National Parks Opoly Jr. Board Game • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
YAHTZEE National Parks Travel Edition | Classic Yahtzee Dice Game with a National Parks Theme | Perfect Travel Game for Families | Celebrate US National Parks Service • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
3 in 1 Giant Checkers Set Calssic Indoor Outdoor Yard Games for Family Fun & Parties Giant Board Games Including Giant Checkers Rug for Kids,Tic Tac Toe Game with Reversible Rug • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Inspiration Play Double Ditto Family Party Board Game • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Pictionary Game • Amazon Business $16.88 1 $16.88
Hasbro Gaming The Game of Life Board Game Ages 8 & Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Tin Card Game • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Quick Cups, Match 'N' Stack Family Game for Kids Aged 6 & Up • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
MasterPieces NFL-Opoly Junior Board Game, Collector's Edition Set, For 2-4 Players, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
QuadPro Magnetic Travel Chess Set with Folding Chess Board Educational Toys for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
HABA Mini Charades Card Game in Tin (Made in Germany) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Classic Board Games Connect a Row in 4 Made from Nature Wood with Unique Designs Wooden Box Game for Adults and Simple Board Games for Kids and Junior Gifts for a Whole Fun Family Games • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mattel Games Apples to Apples Junior - The Game of Crazy Comparisons (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Gamewright Cahoots - The Cooperative Hint & Sync Game • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Mastermind for Kids -- Codebreaking Game Plays on Three Levels • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Mattel Games UNO: Classic (Tin Box) [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Tricky Triangle Game • Amazon Business $4.82 2 $9.64
Sushi Go! - The Pick and Pass Card Game • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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