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Mrs. Smith from Reinbeck IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging in Dramatic Play!

My students need tubs to learn responsibility for their toys. Dolls are used in dramatic play to help teach students many of the objectives from Teaching Strategies GOLD!

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My Students

Students in preschool use the year to prepare themselves for kindergarten and "the big school". Our goal is to prepare students and assist them in gaining skills that are in important in many content areas such as literacy and math as well as areas such as social-emotional, cognitive, language, and physical.

"Look at this!" is a phrase that I constantly hear from students in my classroom.

The students receive instruction using the Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD. Activities are age appropriate and authentic. We have many tools and resources in the room to make sure that students have all the information that is needed to play.

Our big emphasis is on play. Play is how younger children learn. The teacher engages in play with students to teach them how to play and to learn from students as they play.

My Project

While using the Creative Curriculum, dramatic play is one of the interest areas that our students get to play in. While in dramatic play, students play with other students and learn many social-emotional skills. Baby dolls help students learn to respond to emotional cues and to balance the needs and rights of self and others (Objectives 2b and 3a) as well as other objectives.

"Look what my doll can do!" Students say to the teachers when they show off how their doll can put away toys or how their doll can get dressed.

Getting dolls dressed is used as a fine motor skill for students (Objective 7a under Physical objectives: Uses fingers and hands).

The tubs are for organizing toys so that students learn responsibility for taking care of items in the classroom. Tubs are all labeled with words and pictures for what goes inside them and the shelf where the tub sits is labeled with the same label.

Mrs. Smith
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Stack and Store Tubs, Assorted (15-Pack) • Amazon Business $74.99 1 $74.99
KidKraft Lil' Doll Cradle • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
JC Toys, La Baby 16-inch Washable Soft Body Blue Play Doll - For Children 2 Years Or Older, Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JC Toys, La Baby Asian 16-inch Washable Soft Body Pink Play Doll - For Children 2 Years Or Older, Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JC Toys, La Baby Hispanic 16-inch Washable Soft Body Blue Play Doll - For Children 2 Years Or Older, Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Ebuddy 3 Sets Doll Clothes Sets for 14 to 16 Inch Alive Baby Dolls, New Born baby Dolls and 18 Inch American Girl Dolls • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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