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Mrs. Hrbek from Englewood NJ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting To Our Community

My students need costumes that depict various community helpers.

  • $254 goal

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My Students

How can we connect with our community? That's what my students have been learning this year. We have used the dramatic play area to create a kitchen, barber shop, market and dentist's office. We'd love to have some realistic costumes to add to this exciting center.

We are a diverse, low-income community in New Jersey.

I am part of the dual language program where our children are partnered with a Spanish-speaking classroom. The children learn to speak English and Spanish by spending an equal amount of time in each classroom. They are also integrated with the children in the Spanish dominant class for a portion of the day. It is through this interaction that they are able to appreciate the rich diversity that is evident within our community.

My Project

This year my preschool class has embraced the idea of community helpers. Each month the students choose an occupation that they would like to model in our dramatic play area. They plan the area, list supplies, create signs and direct the set-up. Within this area they have worked as cashiers, dentists, chefs, hair dressers and customers. These activities enable the students to use math, writing and communication skills through dramatic play. As the teacher I am able to incorporate math, literacy and communication lessons within the dramatic play area. Through this experience they learn to appreciate many of the people they see within the community. In an attempt to enhance this experience I think it would be great to have realistic costumes for the children to wear.

I feel that it is important for students to learn about their community.

It is amazing how much young children enjoy role-play. Each month they are excited to learn about someone new in the community and they are beginning to make connections between what we learn in school and its' application to everyday life. If they had a chance to "dress the part," they would certainly develop a closer connection to each one.

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Mrs. Hrbek
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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KIT OCCUPATION COSTUMES SET OF 10 • School Specialty Inc. $161.49 1 $161.49

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