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Ms. McCray from Georgetown SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dramatic Play...Essential Play

Help me give my students get adequate play time with these items, dolls, block sets and puppets, for dramatic play centers.

  • $412 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural community. We have an enrollment of about four hundred students and we are a Title One school. The school is a family school; we live, work, play and worship very closely with one another.

Our kindergarten children are some of the most energetic, curious and caring children we've had the pleasure to guide in some time.

The teachers and assistants have been busily working with them and getting to know their individual personalities. Our boys and girls have varied interests. They're all different but what they all have in common, is a love for the school and learning new things, as well as a drive to grow in our learning community. They need to thrive in an atmosphere that will enrich their background knowledge and immerse them in authentic learning experiences! That's why we've pledged to dig deeper in our learning this year!

My Project

This year I spent a lot of time studying dramatic play and the benefit toward children's learning and development. During dramatic play center times children get time to socialize, communicate and put learned vocabulary into action, and learn how to problem solve in real time. As of late, our kindergarten classrooms have not been very conducive to this type of purposeful, constructive playtime. We had begun to move away from this fruitful type of play and kid-watching. The materials I want to add to our classroom in dramatic play centers, such as the dolls and community helpers will help me to structure play scenarios for the children that they can use to get back to more purposeful play.

Ms. McCray
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DS803 Big Huggable Washable Caucasian Baby Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
DS804 Big Huggable Washable Hispanic Baby Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
DS801 Big Huggable Washable African American Baby Doll • Lakeshore Learning Materials $36.99 1 $36.99
RR653 Lakeshore Community Block Play People • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Melissa & Doug 200 Wood Block Set • Amazon Business $33.68 1 $33.68
TT847 Around Town Play Carpet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT848 Around Town Vehicles Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
RR655 Lets Talk African American Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TT113 Lets Talk Mexican Girl Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
TT743 Lets Talk Teacher Community Helper Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
RR645 Lets Talk Asian Boy Puppet • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$294.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.72

Total project goal

$411.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.49

9 Donors

-$288.98

Donations toward project cost

-$248.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$118.99

Match offers toward project cost

-$101.14

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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