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Mrs. Dinbokowitz from Peoria AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2020: Why Play in K?

Help me give my students the opportunity to build their communication skills and peer relationship through creative play.

  • $615 goal

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My Students

My future kindergarten students will be coming together in a classroom after months of staying at home with their families. They will need as many resources to help them learn to cooperate and come together as a class. They need opportunities for structured and unstructured play.

My Project

Dramatic play materials help create a developmentally appropriate environment that strengthens students' communication skills, builds classroom community and helps develop literacy skills. It allows children to engage in purposes for literacy they’ve seen at home: to recognize that different tasks require different texts; to produce a wide variety of texts; and to act out stories they have heard.

Children participate in authentic experiences with leadership, collaboration and deep problem solving through play.

These materials will allow the students to apply what they know; encourage them to ask questions; and seek out new information.

Students entering kindergarten in the 2020 school year may struggle with communicating and working with peers. After spending months at home, they may have missed out on critical skills they could have been developed through preschool experiences and/or play with peers. My goal of adding dramatic play materials and play time into our kindergarten day is help students experience empathy, collaboration and kindness for each other. I would be very grateful for any donation that helps my students.

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Farm to Table Play Kitchen Set, Large, Multicolor • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
Melissa & Doug Top and Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set (Pretend Play, Helps Support Cognitive Development, 34 Pieces, 7.75" H x 9.25" W x 13.25" L) • Amazon Business $39.94 1 $39.94
Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta (Pretend Play, Felt Kitchen Set, Easy to Use, 50+ Piece Set, 10” H x 9” W x 3” L, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Melissa & Doug Grocery Store Companion Collection • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Learning Resources Pretend to Cook Your Favorite Treats with This Super-Sized Bakery Set • Amazon Business $25.89 1 $25.89
Constructive Playthings Make-A-Sandwich Pretend Play Food for Kids • Amazon Business $25.48 1 $25.48
Sanlebi Pet Care Play Set - Pretend Veterinary Medical Kit Vet Dog Grooming Toys with Puppy Dog Cage Stethoscope for Kids Girls Boys • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Learning Resources Fresh Picked Fruit & Veggie Tote, Pretend Play Food Set, 16 Piece, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $19.75 1 $19.75
Tresbro Doctor Kits for Kids, Wooden Dentist Tool Toys for Toddlers, Boys & Girls 3 Years Old & Up, Pretend Play Medical Doctor Set with Realistic Stethoscope That Promotes Thinking Skills & Education • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Fisher-Price S'more Fun Campfire - 18-Piece Pretend Camping Play Set with Real Wood for Preschoolers Ages 3 Years & Up • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Baker's Mart Ingredient Set | Wooden Play Food Baking Groceries | Includes Baking Soda, Chocolate, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Flour, Sprinkles, Butter and Egg | Pretend Play Food Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
hand2mind Dual-Dial Analog Platform Scale - Simple Enough for Kids and Great with Kitchen Food • Amazon Business $17.21 1 $17.21
Play Circle by Battat – Sweet Treats Ice Cream Parlour Playset – Sprinkles, Cones, Spoons, Cups - Pretend Play Food Decorating Kit – Toy Frozen Dessert and Accessories for Kids 3 and Up (21 pieces) • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25

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