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Mrs. Roman from Sheboygan WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play Matters

My students need dramatic play items, such as play food sets and a tool belt set, to continue their learning and vocabulary acquisition.

  • $1,101 goal

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My Students

I teach 40 students in a dual language classroom. My students are primarily EL learners who speak Spanish. We are a 50/50 English/Spanish program. This is the first structured environment that most of my students have attended. The Dual Language program offers students the opportunity to learn the four-year-old kindergarten curriculum in both English and Spanish.

In the four-year-old Kindergarten program, each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern of growth and development.

Levels of ability and individual interests are used to design appropriate activities for children.

My Project

My classroom is set up with 1 hour of center rotations. The students have their choice of the center they would like to work at, and the most popular area is the dramatic play area. Dramatic play is important to students because it teaches self-regulation and allows students to have an emotional outlet. The grocery store and diner will allow for much discussion and compromise. Dramatic play allows children to sort through difficult emotions and practice daily living.

Dramatic play supports literacy.

Dramatic play can also increase reading comprehension. Kids often choose to act out scenes from a favorite storybook. This gives them a deeper understanding of the narrative structure and character motivations found in familiar stories. The lemonade stand will offer many opportunities to use literacy through the different themes that are taught.

Dramatic play teaches conflict resolution. Both unstructured and structured dramatic play offer teachable moments about conflict resolution. Disagreements occur during unstructured dramatic play, which offers a chance for kids to work through their differences and arrange a compromise.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Melissa & Doug Freestanding Wooden Fresh Mart Grocery Store Role Play Toy • Amazon Business $175.99 1 $175.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Grocery Store and Lemonade Stand - Reversible Awning, 9 Bins, Chalkboards • Amazon Business $89.98 1 $89.98
Melissa & Doug Solid Wood Project Workbench Play Building Set • Amazon Business $83.98 1 $83.98
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Dust! Sweep! Mop! 6-Piece Pretend Play Set • Amazon Business $25.49 2 $50.98
Melissa & Doug Toy Shopping Cart With Sturdy Metal Frame • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set • Amazon Business $16.23 2 $32.46
Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant Play Set House (41 Piece) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.01 1 $26.01
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set (11 pcs) - Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - Pretend Play Toy With Heavy Gauge Steel Construction • Amazon Business $18.55 1 $18.55
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set (9 pcs) • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
Melissa & Doug Pizza Party Wooden Play Food Set With 54 Toppings • Amazon Business $16.30 1 $16.30
Melissa & Doug Condiments Set (6 pcs) - Play Food, Stainless Steel Caddy • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Black and Decker Jr Tool Belt Set • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House Grocery Shelf Boxes Food • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
StillCool 6pcs Wooden Easter Eggs Yolk Pretend Children Play Kitchen Game Food Kids Toy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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