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Mrs. Van Horn from Kansas City MO is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Playing For Keeps: Learning Social Emotional Skills Through Play

Help me give our students the chance to learn and grow through the beauty of play with board and card games.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

Our building is a vibrant community of students who are curious and eager to learn! Our library is consistently alive with students reading, building and creating. We have the opportunity to host children who speak over 20 languages. We are a community school, with students who walk & ride their bikes. These and many other things make our school a special community school in the midst of a big city. This year, after an adjustment to district lines we welcomed many new students to our school. We know the power of community, acceptance and building a sense of belonging and that is our mission.

My Project

Our students are hungry for the opportunity to interact and build relationships. However, as a result of the global pandemic many of them have not had the opportunity to go to school, hang out with friends and practice playing safely and appropriately.

Play is crucial for the brain and the heart.

It is through play that students learn about sportsmanship, building relationships, conquering disappointment and sharing in joy with others. These materials would allow us to facilitate lessons that let our students practice these skills, while being coached about how to safely and appropriately develop these skills.

Mrs. Van Horn
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mattel Games Giant UNO Family Card Game with 108 Oversized Cards and Instructions, Great Gift for Kids Ages 7 Years and Older • Amazon Business $13.84 4 $55.36
TOY Life Wooden Rainbow Stacking Toy -Stacking Rainbow Stacker Nesting Blocks Puzzle Montessori Rainbow Stacking Toy Game Creative Shape Building Blocks Learning Educational Toys for Kids Baby Toddler • Amazon Business $16.97 3 $50.91
Brybelly Giant 3-in-1 Checkers and Mega Tic Tac Toe with Reversible Rug – Indoor/Outdoor Jumbo Classic Board Games for Friends, & Family Fun – Great for Game Night, BBQ, Travel, Parties, & Events • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Winning Moves Games Guess Who? Board Game, Multicolor (1191) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98

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