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Ms. Leazer from Oklahoma City OK is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring My World!

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore the world around them with dress up items exploring doctors, paleontologists, vets, chefs and much more.

  • $317 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of thirteen (13) special needs boys and girls ages five to eight (Kindergarten to second grade). The class consist of 60% Hispanic and 40% other (African American, Asian, Caucasian, etc). Of the 60%, one-third of the parents are limited and do not speak English at home. The average household is below poverty level and unable to contribute to the extra needs of the classroom.

My students with autism learn in a variety of ways.

They stand, sit, sing, rock, walk, wiggle and love to dress up. Dinosaurs, planets, ponies community helpers and robots are some the things I incorporate in class due to their avid interests. I am continuing to learn the needs of my students and strive to create a learning environment that is conducive to their learning needs.

My classroom has a child's kitchen, a reading nook, magnet board with letters and several other areas that encourage exploration and learning. Role playing is very important in the learning process and it teaches them much needed social skills. It is my ongoing goal to enrich my students' lives so that they may be able to be learn, grow and expand their world.

My Project

The use of active/role play is very important in my classroom as it teaches my students to use their communication and social skills and reinforces lessons. My students learn about our community and those who help us in our community. We explore the world and learn about animals and their habitats. Life skills, such communication and social skills, are practiced in free play as pirates and princesses. During all active role playing they learn to share and take turns.

The items in this project will allow them to role play community helpers, paleontologists and safari guides, use their imagination and communication/social skills and pirates and princesses.

By being active in their learning, my students will be able to practice what they learn and retain the information for their future.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seville Classics Foldable Tufted Storage Bench Ottoman, Midnight Blue • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Born Toys Deluxe Premium Washable Dress up Trunk Set.Explorer kit,Garden Set, Scientist Costume,Dr or Vet Costume and Kits for Toddlers and Kids Boys and Girls Ages 3-8 Costumes Halloween • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk Deluxe 21-Piece [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $34.30 1 $34.30
Boys Dress up Trunk Toiijoy 15Pcs Role Play Costume Set-Pirate,Policeman,Soldier,Firefighter Costume for Kids Age 3-6yrs • Amazon Business $32.22 1 $32.22
Born Toys Explorer Kit for Kids Children's Toy with Washable Premium Backyard Safari Vest and Adventure kit or Paleontologist Costume Full Kids Explorer Set • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Born Toys 8 PC Premium Washable Kids Fireman Costume Toy for Kids,Boys,Girls,Toddlers, and Children with Complete Firefighter Accessories • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Dress to Play Chef Pretend Costume; 6 Pc Dress up Set with Accessories • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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