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Ms. Doren from Flagstaff AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing the Real World Into Our Classroom

Help me give my students the tools they need to practice real life skills from the safety and comfort of the classroom.

  • $465 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Energetic. Creative. Quiet. Silly. Anxious. Affectionate. Special. These are just a few words to describe a child on the autism spectrum.

They say if you've met one child on the autism spectrum, well then, you've met one child on the autism spectrum.

Now imagine a classroom of eight of these magnificent and unique children, all with different strengths, talents and challenges. These are my students. They all have a different story, background and personality, but in our classroom they are all special. They all come from different stories and backgrounds. They don't all have the opportunity to gain valuable life skills outside of the school day so we do our best in our classroom to grow together and make every moment a learning opportunity.

My Project

The use of dramatic play in the classroom can make a world of difference for my students to help prepare them for real life situations. Things we take do mindlessly every day like grocery shopping, going out to eat and completing a transaction can be overwhelming to others, but with simulated life skills my students can practice and prepare to enter the real world.

We are requesting pretend play items like a market stand with a working scanner and cash register, a mailbox and various items you might see at restaurants so that we can not only practice important life skills like going out but we can work on communication, using money and taking on responsibilities.

Ms. Doren
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Grocery Store • Amazon Business $171.89 1 $171.89
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 $44.99 1 $44.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Companion Collection (Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) & Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set, The Original (Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $43.98 1 $43.98
Auberge Terra Children Kids Costumes Pretend Dress Up Role Play Sets (Postman) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set (Toy Diner Set, 41 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Melissa & Doug My Own Mailbox • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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