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Ms. Burton from Chattanooga TN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Social Stories Through Puppet Play

Help me give my students sturdy hand puppets (animal and people puppets) to practice social skills and create stories.

  • $429 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students have a passion for learning in and through the Fine Arts. Our school is the only Fine Arts Magnet School in our district, and we are a Title I School of Choice. I teach Creative Drama to elementary age students. All of the students at my school come to drama class for 50 minutes once a week, so I get a chance to facilitate integrated drama and literacy projects with all of our students.

My students love opportunities to express themselves and solve problems through dramatic play.

They learn best through active, cooperative projects. Their faces light up when they get to use puppets in my classroom.

My Project

My students enjoy using puppets to practice social skill conversations and to create stories of their own, but the puppets we have used for almost 20 years are falling apart. We would love to have a new set of puppets to continue our integrated work in drama, literacy, and social skills.

By using puppets, students are able to overcome their fears of getting up in front of others and learn social and literacy skills through dramatic play.

I find that, more than ever, students need to practice skills like "agreeing to disagree" and creating "win-win" scenarios to solve interpersonal problems. When they work with puppets, the problems they are solving are one step removed from their personal experience and are easier to examine. My students love to use puppets to create stories about animals and people with "real world" problems.

Ms. Burton
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marvel Education Company Multi-Ethnic Career Puppets for Kids, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $77.28 2 $154.56
Fun Express Plush Happy Kids Hand Puppets Multi-Ethnic Collection Novelty (Set of 8) • Amazon Business $40.60 2 $81.20
Kicko Animal Puppets 8.25 Inches - 12 Pieces - Assorted Hand Puppet Animals Includes Arms and Legs - Party Favors, Fun, Toy, Prize • Amazon Business $26.97 1 $26.97
Melissa & Doug Safari Buddies Hand Puppets Puppet Set (6 Hand Puppets) • Amazon Business $26.10 1 $26.10
Melissa & Doug Barn Buddies Hand Puppets, Puppet Sets (Cow, Sheep, Horse, Duck, Chicken, Pig, Soft Plush Material, Set of 6) • Amazon Business $26.09 1 $26.09

Materials cost

$314.92

Vendor shipping charges

$14.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.34

Total project goal

$428.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$428.93

3 Donors

-$427.44

Donations toward project cost

-$364.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.49

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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