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Mrs. Trudeau from Holyoke MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity and Critical Thinking Through Dramatic Play

My students need materials, such as a dollhouse and block people, in the dramatic play area of their Pre-K classroom in order to promote language-rich play opportunities.

  • $684 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My school’s Pre-K classroom is an integrated class of children ranging in age from 3 to 5, with a wide range of abilities. The children are in various developmental stages; some are delayed, some are on the Autism Spectrum, and many are English Language Learners. All of our preschoolers are lively and eager to learn and their enthusiasm is boundless.

Ours is a colorful, safe, loving environment where students come to learn and have fun!

My preschoolers come from a broad range of economic and cultural backgrounds. For many, this will be their first school experience, an opportunity to enhance their lifelong learning adventure and close the language gap that some bring.

Preschoolers are naturally bubbly, curious, and eager to engage in new experiences. Our preschool focus is to develop social language and academic language in the most natural way, which is through play.

My Project

During preschool years, children's language and cognitive skills grow through complex imaginary play. A doll house is a very effective way to promote young children's language development. It is especially beneficial for language delayed children and second language learners.

Play is considered "the work of children," because through play children learn how to make sense of their world and can acquire language and social-emotional skills.

Our vision is to acquire materials that enhance language during play. For example, a child's doll house is a natural way for children to role play and practice social language.

Community block people and vehicles are materials that promote rich imaginary play. The Block Center is the most popular area outside family life. Block play lends itself to the use of academic vocabulary as children practice communicating and problem solving.

Mrs. Trudeau
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD546 - Play-All-Around Dollhouse • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
DD545 - Play-All-Around Dollhouse Furniture • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 1 $139.00
GG872 - Lakeshore Community Garages - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
DD965X - Lakeshore Pose & Play Families - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
RR653 - Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LM826 - Hardwood Community Vehicles - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$542.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$581.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.55

Total project goal

$683.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$683.65

7 Donors

-$683.65

Donations toward project cost

-$581.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.55

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$0.00

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