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Mrs. Simmons from Cedar Hill TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students a Play Puppet Theater and puppet sets that they can use in our dramatic play center.

  • $449 goal

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My Students

My class is made up of 22 AllStar Scholars ranging in age from 4 to 5 years old. My Pre-Kindergarten Scholars are amazing, they are ready to learn! They are eager to explore the world around them. Our school is located in a predominately low-income area; over 80 percent of our students are economically disadvantaged. In order to attend Pre-K, you must qualify based on income and/or if English is not your first language. As their teacher I encourage each of my Scholars to be the best they can be! I let them know how proud of them I am. I get excited showing them the gains they have made.

My Project

The puppet theater will allow Scholars to practice some very important skills like developing oral language, improving relationships, and cognitive development. Scholars will use the characters' puppets to retell their favorite nursery rhyme. For some non English speaking Scholars it is the first time they have heard some of the traditional rhymes and tales. Walking into my Pre-K classroom it might look like students are just playing, but the reality is they are actively learning.

Research says play helps with communication, relationship building and improves cognitive development.

Puppets are great teaching tools, they get the Scholars attention. The puppets allow Scholars to use their imagination. They come up with their own stories to retell and act out. Scholars are often heard using new vocabulary words they have picked up during the teacher retell. Using puppets in the classroom helps Scholars with memorizing, attention and thinking. These are building blocks Scholars will need for the rest of their life.

Mrs. Simmons
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Activity Birch Hardwood Play Puppet Theater with Flannel Covered Board • Amazon Business $202.25 1 $202.25
Marvel MTC-501 Marvel Education Wooden Puppet Tree • Amazon Business $41.97 1 $41.97
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $39.80 1 $39.80
Melissa & Doug Storybook Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Princess, Fairy, Mermaid, and Ballerina • Amazon Business $18.87 1 $18.87
Melissa & Doug Farm Friends Hand Puppets, Puppet Sets, Cow, Horse, Sheep, and Pig, Soft Plush Material, Set of 4, 14” H x 9.5” W x 2” L • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
Melissa & Doug Fairy Tale Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Little Red Riding Hood, Wolf, Grandmother, and Woodsman • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

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