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Mrs. Basel from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play Table & Rug

Help me give my students a dramatic play table with storage and colorful rug!

  • $408 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Welcome to Pre-K! Our classroom is very diverse and is comprised of students from all parts of the city. We have students from all walks of life, including English Language Learners, Autistic Support Students, Learning Support students and students that are economically disadvantaged. Many of our students come from broken homes and do not have the advantages that come from having a stable home environment. Eighty-seven percent of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Though many of my students are faced with many challenges, they are always excited to learn!

My classroom is comprised of 17 absolutely wonderful three, four, and five-year-old children.

Every day these young students walk into the classroom with smiles on their faces and are eager to learn, play, and grow. The Pre-K classroom is a busy environment where student learning is infinite. In our classroom everyone is a teacher, adults teach children, children teach their peers and it makes my heart smile that everyday children also have the opportunities to teach adults.

My Project

This table and chairs with storage will continue to enhance the dramatic play center that we are trying to create. My classroom dramatic play center is a place that my students really enjoy- they pretend to be mommy, daddy, chef’s, etc.

Recently our table leg broke in half leaving our dramatic play center without a table.

The children have adapted and have been using the floor like a table however a table surface would be more ideal. Recently watching the students adapt to their new table-less environment I asked them if they would like to have any other food in their kitchen to pretend with and they suggested an ice cream shop and drinks.

With these new items, my students will be able to choose from a variety of food to play imaginatively and then have easy clean up that is located in the seat as storage. The addition of the rug will soften the dramatic play environment as currently, the floor is a cold tile floor.

Mrs. Basel
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 17 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Kids Table and Chair Set- Activity Play Table for Toddlers-Round Nesting Design with 4 Storage Stools • Amazon Business $184.00 1 $184.00
nuLOOM Pinkie Handprint Nursery Kids Area Rug, 4 ft 1 in x 6 ft, Multi • Amazon Business $56.91 1 $56.91
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Melissa & Doug Sushi Slicing Wooden Play Food Set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Melissa & Doug Tip & Sip Toy Juice Bottles and Activity Card (6 Pcs) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$311.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$346.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.16

Total project goal

$407.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$407.72

2 Donors

-$382.72

Donations toward project cost

-$325.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.41

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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