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Mrs. Harris from Clyde NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands Up for Puppets!

Help me give my students puppets and puppet-making materials to promote their language and phonemic awareness skills.

  • $356 goal

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My Students

As a PreK classroom, we provide many students with their first experience being in a classroom setting. We recognize the significance of our role in laying the groundwork for our students' future educational and social experiences. In our classroom, we build on students' interests and enthusiasm for learning, foster positive social connections, and nurture students' development of foundational academic concepts.

We are an inclusive developmental day PreK program located in the mountains of North Carolina.

We are a part of a school in which 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch due to the number of low-income students in our school population. In addition to serving students with developmental delays, we also serve students who are English Language Learners.

My Project

It is no secret that young children learn through play, and there are few things more playful than puppets! Through puppets, students can take on the personas of storybook characters, community helpers, or even animals they are studying. Students can also create their own puppets to represent themselves and their friends and, in doing so, learn about diversity and identity.

I am asking for puppet-making materials and alphabet puppets to help support my students' literacy growth and understanding of new concepts.

For example, I would love to use the alphabet puppets to have students practice making the puppets say their letter sounds or find objects that begin with that letter's sound. The puppet-making materials would be invaluable in allowing students to re-create their favorite storybook characters to promote the reading comprehension skill of retelling a story. Furthermore, I would encourage students to make self-portrait puppets as they examine similarities and differences between themselves and others in order to start a conversation about diversity and the importance of celebrating differences. In addition, students could make puppets to represent various animals we study throughout the school year. Needless to say, these materials will be used frequently and joyfully throughout the school year!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC1273 - Machine-Washable Alphabet Puppet Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
AA619 - Collage Puppets - Set of 15 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
HH179 - Craft Stick Puppets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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