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Mrs. Switzer from Foley AL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Baby Doll Circle Time Helps Develop Executive Skills

Help me give my students each a baby doll to use with a curriculum that provides lessons designed to support executive skills including attention, self-regulation, impulse control and initiative.

  • $498 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best job in the world! I teach adorable pre-K students with special needs. My students are part of a program that connects pre-K students from a Title I program with my students. This program provides experiences that allow all of the children to appreciate and learn from each other. These preschoolers enter the classroom ready to learn, discover, and explore.

Circle time is one of the favorite times of day for these children as it gives an opportunity to connect with each other, learn important social skills as well as pre-academic skills.

They love to learn!

My Project

Baby Doll Circle Time provides a vehicle for children to connect with the adults in their environment in an enjoyable way. They will practice following directions and self-regulation. Using the baby dolls along with songs will help them process information, and will encourage joint attention. It will teach and foster empathy and support a "gentle touch" learning process and will also help children disengage stress.

Children will use the dolls along with songs to learn vocabulary and develop receptive and expressive language in a playful way.

They will manipulate the dolls to demonstrate comprehension and use expressive language (the baby is standing up) and to practice gentle touch and empathy (baby is sad...he needs you to rock him). Children will use the baby dolls to learn and practice pre-academic skills such as counting and identifying body parts during circle time.

Mrs. Switzer
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of 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
Multi-Ethnic Baby Doll 4-Pack • Conscious Discipline $72.00 3 $216.00
Baby Doll Circle Time Value Pack • Conscious Discipline $124.00 1 $124.00

Materials cost

$340.00

Vendor shipping charges

$20.40

State sales tax

$27.71

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$423.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.68

Total project goal

$497.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$497.89

1 Donor

-$249.00

Donations toward project cost

-$211.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.35

match offer

-$248.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$211.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.33

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$0.00

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