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  • $463 goal

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Mrs. Cooksey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Creative Expression and Role Playing in Transitional Kinder

My students need to engage in fantasy play using a gender neutral Lakeshore Giant Treehouse, matching furniture, and doll families during our daily center time.

My Students

Disneyland is the "Happiest place on Earth". Shouldn't going to Transitional Kindergarten be just as fun and magical? Students who engage in fantasy play with their peers at school develop social skills, build vocabulary, and grow their imagination.

My little scholars are only four years old at the start of the school year.

For most of them, this is their first experience in school because they did not attend preschool. More than 90% of the students at our school are receiving free or reduced lunch. The good news is they love being in school. It's FUN teaching Transitional Kindergarteners.

My Project

Creative expression is one of the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Young students can express their creativity through imaginative play. Imaginative play enhances children's social, physical, and language development. One way students can engage in fantasy play is by "re-creating situations in familiar settings". Lakeshore's Giant Treehouse is a gender neutral "dollhouse". I am requesting The Giant Treehouse, along with furniture, and a variety of doll people. These resources will be well loved and used on a daily basis during our center time.

As you know, budget cuts have drastically impacted funding for schools.

This is my district's second year implementing Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Although we did get some teaching materials, the budget did not allow for most things that we need to make learning hands-on, meaningful, and fun. If we can give these young learners a solid, strong start, it will lay the foundation for a successful school career. TK is the perfect place to start helping kids feel confident, successful, and smart.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH817 - Lakeshore Giant Treehouse • Lakeshore Learning Materials $169.00 1 $169.00
HH818 - Giant Treehouse Furniture Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
DD312 - Soft & Poseable White Family - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD310 - Soft & Poseable Hispanic Family - Set of 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$328.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$393.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.44

Total project goal

$462.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$462.91

1 Donor

-$462.91

Donations toward project cost

-$393.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.44

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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