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Ms. Mitchell from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Amplifying Play for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Preschoolers

Help me give my students a dramatic play area drenched in sensory activities for them to access social / emotional skills while having FUN!

  • $413 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students ages range from 3-5 years old. They are curious and active and share the disability of deaf and hard of hearing. They all reside in Bakersfield and come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. I use a FM system to bring sound thru their hearing devices in close range to amplify oral instruction. This system allows them to hear the speaker, but they need to learn to discriminate sounds. They come from hearing homes and it is my responsibility to bridge the gap from the hearing world to the deaf world.

My deaf and hard of hearing students benefit and thrive from instruction incorporating variety of learning modalities.

My students will engage with toys they can manipulate during dramatic play instruction.

My Project

With the dress up materials I will be able to enhance my dramatic play centers to be aligned with the preschool foundations. In the math center I will support their needs with the large, colorful textured beads. We will also use the beads to support pattern making. The social/emotional play and the play families will support interpersonal relationships and community connections.

The sensory centers will be a place where my deaf and hard of hearing students can enjoy the tactile experience of dramatic play.

The containers will be used to store all the sensory manipulatives neatly. My dramatic play centers will now be connected with a sensory thread.

Ms. Mitchell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP270 - Washable Sensory Balls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
EE228 - Giant Alphabet Beads • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
FD117 - Indestructible Giant Beads & Patterns • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC807 - Doctor Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC848 - Firefighter Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP273 - Sensory Tubs - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
AA201 - Lakeshore Block Play People - Caucasian Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
AA203 - Lakeshore Block Play People - Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$289.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$350.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.90

Total project goal

$412.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$412.69

5 Donors

-$372.54

Donations toward project cost

-$350.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.15

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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