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Ms. Rogers from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Board Games to Learn Problem Solving Skills

Help me give my students Connect 4 board games for the opportunity to play a game with one partner to focus on communication skills while building strategy skills.

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are amazing young people! They are curious and involved in their learning. Over 70% of our school is considered below the poverty level. We are working to engage our diverse population utilizing different learning strategies. Additionally, we are working with our students to develop self-regulation strategies and appropriate communication/problem-solving skills that they may not learn outside the school. These skills are transferring to middle school and our students are doing well compared to other middle school students.

My Project

We use the ZONEs of Regulation to teach students about self-control, but how do we get them to practice the skills in real-world situations? We use board games. It's a less stressful way to help children learn to cope with not always getting their way (maybe they don't get the color pawn they want or get to go first) and practicing negotiating with other students. The students problem-solve - who goes first, second, etc., and review the rules together. Students learn to cope with not winning and accepting that sometimes they lose and sometimes they win - and that it is okay.

Ms. Rogers
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Connect 4 Strategy Board Game for Ages 6 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90

Materials cost

$119.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.77

Total project goal

$178.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.47

2 Donors

-$178.47

Donations toward project cost

-$151.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.77

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$0.00

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