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Ms. Clemente from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Counting and Sorting Around the House!

Help me give my students a new drama center in which they can practice the Math and Science skills learned in class!

  • $706 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a dual-language classroom in a Title I school district. This means my students all come from Spanish-speaking homes, and most of them come from poverty. My students are trying to learn all the objectives that the state requires them to learn at the same time that they are trying to learn a new language.

Due to Hurricane Harvey last year, we lost many classroom materials, and many of my students lost almost everything in their homes, as well.

I have not been able to replace many of these materials that were lost.

In the last few days, we have had very bad weather and many places in our district were flooded again. This brought back many bad memories for my students. I want to help give them better memories to hold on to their first year in school.

My Project

The pretend play center in my classroom is always a favorite of my four and five year olds. They practice many language skills when they are pretending to be in the house or at the restaurant and they have so much fun doing it.

If I could integrate Math and Science skills into our pretend play center, the students would have so much more fun and their Math and Science skills would sky-rocket!

All the materials I have requested are directly linked to Math and Science skills that my kids need to learn. The fruits and vegetables sorting kit and the cookie design kit will help them improve their sorting skills. The cookie counting kit and the Counting 1-10 food item kit will give them a better sense of rote counting as well as the one to one correspondence skill. The food groups kit will help them sort, but also learn more about the food pyramid during Science class. And the pizza, taco, and sandwich sets will teach them about texture in things which is also a Science skill that they must learn.

Practicing these skills in a fun environment will help my students learn them faster!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant (Play Set & Kitchen, Wooden Diner Play Set, Two Play Spaces in One, 35" H x 23" W x 43.5" L) • Amazon Business $152.00 1 $152.00
Pidoko Kids Table and Chairs Set - 4 Chairs and 1 Activity Table for Children - Educational Toddlers Furniture Set (White/Pastel) • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Learning Resources One To Ten Counting Cans Toy Set, 65 Pieces • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Learning Resources Farmer's Market Color Sorting Set, Play Food, Fruits and Vegetables Toy, 25 Piece Set, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $28.49 1 $28.49
Melissa & Doug Wooden Thirst Quencher Drink Dispenser With Cups, Juice Inserts, Ice Cubes (10 pcs) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Melissa & Doug Fill & Fold Taco & Tortilla Set (Play Food, Sliceable Wooden Mexican Play Food, Skillet & More, 43 Pieces) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Childrens Wooden Play & Pretend Food Set, Making Cakes Set with Pot Holder, Tray, Cupcakes & More! Wood Play Food Making Cakes Set • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Kitchen Pretend Play Accessories Toys with Stainless Steel Cookware Pots and Pans Set, Cooking Utensils, Apron & Chef Hat, and Grocery Play Food for Kids Boys, Toddler and Girls Gifts Learning Tool. • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Play Set for Kids Construction, 8 Pieces, 13” H x 6” W x 6” L) • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - Wooden Play Food (Pretend Play, 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Melissa & Doug Felt Play Food Sandwich Set (Pretend Play, Easy to Clean, Includes Play Ideas, 33 Durable Pieces) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
NeatoTek Pretend Play Wooden Pizza Toy for Kids Pizza Play Food Set for Children Pizza Party Food Cooking and Cutting Wooden Play Food Set Toy with 54 Toppings • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
GYBBER&MUMU Cutting Fruit Set Wooden Play Food Shape Sorter Board 18 PCS Set Fruits Puzzles with a Wooden Knife • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Resources Smart Counting Cookies, 13 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Stir & Serve Cooking Utensils, Dishwasher Safe, Sturdy Stainless Steel and Wooden Construction, 7-Pieces, 8.5" H x 6" W x 3" L • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Liberty Imports Kids Pretend Play Dishes Kitchen Playset | Wash & Dry Tableware Dish Rack Toy with Drainer (28 Pieces) (Classic) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Play Circle by Battat - Smart Cookie Chef's Apron Set - 6 Piece Kids Chef Hat & Apron with Cooking Accessories - Pretend Play Kitchen Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25

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