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Ms. Kathy Sheffler from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dreamers Seeking Make-Believe Tools for Out of This World Adventures!

My students need a dramatic play space with a functional kitchen sink, repaired dress-up clothes, multicultural dress-up clothes to reflect their home life, and materials to learn more about the real world.

  • $809 goal

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My Students

When you walk into our classroom you will no doubt be amazed at the creative thinking taking place, the engineers at work, and the children who constantly reinvent themselves into superheroes, community helpers or everyday amazing people they may encounter (or hope to encounter!).

My Pre-K Counts classroom is made up of a unique blend of children from different ethnic and economic backgrounds.

We want everyone to feel valued and represented in our classroom community regardless of what kind of background they come from. We are a family in Room 3!

My Project

The dramatic play area of our classroom is not utilized as often because they children find this space lacking in the resources needed to make it worthwhile. We are eager to update our dramatic play space with furniture that is not broken, dress up clothes that don't need repairs, and resources that will enhance their play and learning.

It is imperative that our students have a classroom environment with materials that reflect what they are passionate about - make-believe - in a way that engages them and helps them learn more about the world around them, including the different cultures represented in our classroom.

Your generous donation to our project will support a classroom of students who are passionate about using their imagination to make their world even more exciting!

We plan to use the materials requested to give the children a place to use their imagination and practice real life skills like cooking food, washing dishes, taking care of children, etc. Dramatic play helps children develop their conversation skills and interactions with others.

The community helper dress up clothes and props offer a chance for children to learn more about their community while exploring possible future career endeavors. The multicultural dress up clothes show that we value all cultures represented in our melting pot classroom.

Providing dress up clothes designed for young children will help them develop their self-help and fine motor skills by independently dressing themselves.

Thank you for considering a donation for my students to have a place to imagine, dream and believe in themselves and learn about their world!

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
GR463 - Pretend & Play Hardwood Sink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $159.00 1 $159.00
DD470X - Lakeshore Washable Baby Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
LC815 - Construction Worker Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC802 - Astronaut Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC335 - Ghanaian Dashiki and Kuka • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC337 - Mexican Falda and Blusa • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC825 - Nurse Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
DS305 - Clothes for 14" Baby Dolls • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
LC333 - Chinese Manchurian Robe • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
LC332 - Indian Kurta and Scarf • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 1 $32.99
LC804 - Veterinarian Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC807 - Doctor Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC848 - Firefighter Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RE173 - Little Hands Tool Tote • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD465 - Doctor’s Office • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

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