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Mrs. Foster from Temple City CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creativity Through Imaginative Play

My students need dramatic play materials like costumes, dolls, and food sets, to help expand their imaginations and help teach how to play together.

  • $572 goal

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My Students

I teach a special education preschool class in a low income area. My student's ages range from 3 years old to 5. Their disabilities include speech and language, intellectual, Autism, etc. Many of them not only have a disability, they are also English language learners.

They all love to learn although they need materials that are hands on and interactive.

My philosophy is that my job is to increase students language skills, social skills, and classroom readiness. It is important to me that my students are fully prepared to go on in their education.

My Project

Imaginative play is an important aspect of growing and learning as a child. Kids learn about life and who they could become when they are trying on different costumes and pretending to be someone else.

It is important to me to teach my students how to use their imaginations and encourage them to explore the world around them.

Being that my students have different types of disabilities, they may not all know how to play appropriately and using an imagination may be foreign to them. These materials, costumes, dolls, dishes, food, etc. will be a great way to help them understand how to play and give them ideas of who they can become.

These items will be consistently available to them during free play times. Teachers will work with the students as to how to use the materials appropriately and encourage them to try new things.

I am excited to give this opportunity to my students. I want them to learn how to play together to increase their likelihood of success in the future.

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dramatic Play Costumes - Career Set (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $152.96 1 $152.96
16" Loveable Soft Body Baby Dolls (Set of 4) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $80.71 1 $80.71
Healthy Eating Food Set (48 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $42.46 1 $42.46
Sliceable Fruits and Veggies (23 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 2 $42.42
Large Calculator Cash Register • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Pizza and Sandwich Shop • Kaplan Early Learning Company $33.96 1 $33.96
Lil' Chef's Kitchen Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46

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