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Mr. Whitley from Dallas TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drama Seeds: Growing into Positive Characters

Help me give my students puppets and a puppet stage to help them learn positive social skills.

  • $527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

There are some great things going on in drama this year! The social and emotional growth in my students I have seen has really wowed me. Examining the emotions and reactions of characters has given them the tools to assess their own emotions and responses to challenging situations.

We are not just learning how to be characters; we are learning how to be human.

Everyday, my students are steadily gaining confidence and finding their voice. I see them re-examining their critiques of others and exercising compassion as they give constructive criticism. In my classroom, we are understanding who we are in the world in comparison to the characters we play and preparing ourselves to be the change in the world we wish to see.

My Project

Our children are coming to age at a time when diversity and tolerance seem under attack. Basic social skills like empathy, good manners and active listening are being replaced by their negative counterparts. In the beginning of the year, students are sometimes hesitant to speak up during our scene exercises. They haven't found their voice yet.

Exploring emotions through acting is a catalyst for self-awareness, reflection and positive change.

Students who are shy use these puppets to express themselves and/or characters being discussed. Sometimes pretending to be someone else can give you the courage to be exactly who you are. My students will love these new puppets and so will I.

Mr. Whitley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Puppet Theater with Chalkboard • Nasco $254.95 1 $254.95
Family Hand Puppets - Caucasian • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
Family Hand Puppets - African-American • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
Family Hand Puppets - Hispanic • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95

Materials cost

$374.80

Vendor shipping charges

$37.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$447.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.04

Total project goal

$526.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$526.94

2 Donors

-$518.12

Donations toward project cost

-$447.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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