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Ms. Milazzo from Honolulu HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preschool Game Day: Building Social Skills Through Board Games

My students need board games for our weekly game day to build social skills.

  • $212 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a group of very sweet 3 and 4 year old students this year who fill the room with laughter. They enjoy adult attention and like tickles and just being silly. Some of the students have difficulty with communication and some are on the autism spectrum.

While they like spending time with adults, they still need a lot of help socializing with each other.

Not all of the students in my class are able to speak yet, but they do show their personalities in other ways. When they do interact with each other, I can see a different kind of joy in their eyes than when they simply play alone. Their interactions generally occur in adult led activities so I want to provide them with more of these opportunities.

My Project

In preschool, we learn more than just our ABCs and numbers. Students with disabilities like autism and other developmental delays need all the opportunities they can get to build social skills and positive interactions with their peers. This project is designed to provide us with board games for our weekly game day that incorporates turn taking, sharing, talking to peers, and most importantly, finding the value in friendship. Desiring friendship and peer interactions is one of the most difficult things to "teach" a child. Providing fun opportunities and experiences that can bring children together with their peers is a good start to building skills that will one day lead to healthy relationships with others.

The items I am asking for are various board games for ages 3 and up with 2-4 players.

Some are the classics like candy land and chutes and ladders. The others are newer games designed for preschool aged children that work on academics, problem solving, turn-taking, and socializing. These games will be added to our game collection to be used weekly at “game day”. We will have 2 groups, one led by myself and one led by an educational assistant. My students can chose their group and game from the game collection. I currently only have a couple games because I gave away a lot to a teaching partner a few years ago who didn’t have any materials in her new classroom. The games I do have are old (mostly from goodwilI am asking for help to rebuild the collection to help my students learn and use social skills. Thank you for your consideration!

Ms. Milazzo
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peaceable Kingdom Feed the Woozle Award Winning Preschool Skills Builder Game for Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Zingo - Bingo with a Zing Game • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Educational Insights Peekaboo Barn Toddler Game • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88
Educational Insights Bunny Hop Game • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
Peaceable Kingdom Count Your Chickens Award Winning Cooperative Counting Game for Kids • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sequence for Kids • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Go Away Monster Board Game • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Candy Land 65th Anniversary Game • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Chutes and Ladders Game (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97

Materials cost

$141.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$180.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.79

Total project goal

$211.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$211.94

1 Donor

-$211.94

Donations toward project cost

-$180.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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