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

Bring Learning to Life! Engaging Students Through Realistic Dramatic Play

Help me give my students new props for our dramatic play center to help bring the real world into their pretend play in a variety of different scenarios.

  • $282 goal

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My Students

In our Spanish immersion classroom, my transitional kindergarten students have their first school experience while challenging themselves with a new language. It is wonderful to watch their persistence with the challenge of a new language and their pride as they gain Spanish skills!

Play is the way in TK!

At our transitional kindergarten only campus, students learn and grow through play-based learning. Students learn and practice inquiry, collaboration, and social skills while developing a love for learning! They learn how to be school-ready through a focus on social-emotional learning alongside their academic growth.

My Project

For my TK students, all of whom are 4 years old on the first day of school, play takes on an essential role in their learning. Through play, they learn social skills, problem solving, emotional intelligence, and critical thinking. Play also helps them push themselves to learn more challenging material by making them more engaged and excited about their learning.

With the help of these new dramatic play materials, my students will be more engaged, excited, and imaginative in collaborative pretend play.

The materials in this project help create a variety of different dramatic play centers to rotate throughout the year. This will provide students with an opportunity to use their imagination, social skills, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.

Ms. Okerlund
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP723 - Real-Working Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, Classic Counting Toy, 73 Pieces, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $31.88 1 $31.88
FS491 - Human X-Rays - Set of 18 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Feeding & Grooming Pet Care Playset • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.99 1 $26.99
Kidzlane Medical Doctor Kit for Kids - Pretend & Play Doctor Set - Packed in a Sturdy Gift Case • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Fishing Toys Game Set for Kids by ECLifeHack for Bathtime or Pool Party with Pole Rod Net, Plastic Floating Fish - Toddler Education Teaching and Learning of all Size Colors Ocean Sea Animals • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Battat – Battat Builder Tool Box – Durable Kids Tool Set – Pretend Play Construction Tool Kit for Kids 3 years+ (15-Pcs) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Bedwina Dinosaur Fossil Skeleton (24 Pieces) Assorted Figures Dino Bones, 3.7 Inch - for Science Play, Dino Sand Dig, Party Favor & Decorations • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79

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