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Mrs. Street from Detroit MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play Materials to Encourage Communication and Socialization.

My students need dramatic play materials, dollhouse, furniture and dolls, to encourage them to move, communicate, manipulate with their hands, be social and have fun learning about the world around them.

  • $494 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school everyday ready to share their experiences, desires, hopes and dreams with me. Their imaginations and desires for their life inspires everyone privileged enough to hear. All of my students reside on the North East side of Detroit, in an area decimated by factory closures and still recovering from the 1967 riots. Vacant lots, boarded up buildings and tall grass surround our school neighborhood but this blight and image of urban despair does not stop my student from dreaming of the brightness of possibilities their future holds. My students are preparing to be our future leaders and need our help to get them the necessary tools of success.

My Project

I am requesting some dramatic play materials including: wooden dollhouse, furniture and two sets of family members that look like the students I teach. Dramatic play is scientifically proven to improve students with cognitive impairment's ability to communicate, manipulate objects and socialize. My student's with cognitive impairments or other severe disabilities range from age 5-11 and the severity of their cognitive abilities differ but overall the biggest challenges each of them encounter is their ability to communicate their needs, wants, thoughts and feelings and their ability to create and maintain meaningful and appropriate social relationships.

The dramatic play materials will allow my students the opportunity to play together, communicate their needs, wants, thoughts and feelings while engaging in real-life like scenarios.

Role-playing allows students the opportunity to build positive socialization skills needed to build and maintain positive peer relationships. The dramatic play materials will be used in a variety of teacher-led ways including: giving problems the students will have to solve, communicating cause and effect scenarios, sequencing events and role-playing positive ways to communicate with each other.

Mrs. Street
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 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
AA201 - Lakeshore Block Play People - Caucasian Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99
AA205 - Lakeshore Block Play People - African American Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$383.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$419.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.07

Total project goal

$493.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$493.81

2 Donors

-$493.81

Donations toward project cost

-$419.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.07

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$0.00

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