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

Help Us Express Ourselves!

My students need a puppet theatre and puppets in order to encourage their language development, creative storytelling, and social communication skills.

  • $210 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a kindergarten classroom that includes thirty students, some of whom have special needs and language barriers and require specially designed instruction. As kindergartners, my students are naturally excited about school and eager to learn. They are full of energy and keep me on my toes all day!

Our school is in a high-poverty urban neighborhood where all of my students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Most of my students are unable to attend high-quality pre-school programs, which can leave them at a disadvantage starting school. No matter where they start, it is my job to get my students where they need to be. I try my best to create a fun learning environment that keeps my students engaged, encourages them to express their creativity, and allows them to live up to their greatest potential.

My Project

Storytelling is an amazing literacy skill for a child to posses. It encompasses creativity, imagination, listening, speaking, and self expression. And when a puppet is put onto a child's hand a whole new world of opportunity emerges!I am requesting a complete puppet theater for my students that includes multicultural people, animals, and story character puppets, as well as a stage to showcase them.

Storytelling is a wonderful skill for a child to have and puppets have a way of encouraging even the shyest of students to become natural storytellers.

This theater and the puppets will be used for creating and retelling stories in our classroom library, as well as putting on performances. The use of puppets promotes not only literacy skills such as listening and speaking, but also self-expression. It allows students to step outside of themselves and let their guard down a bit so their true imagination and self can be seen. I also believe it will be a great way for my English as a second language students to practice their language skills.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wooden Wonders Mother Goose's Tabletop Puppet Theater by Imagination Generation • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Elephant 7" & Piggie 5" Soft Toys • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
JOYIN Animal Friends Deluxe Kids Hand Puppets with Working Mouth (Pack of 6) for Imaginative Play • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Palace Pals Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Prince, Princess, Knight, and Dragon • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Playful Pets Hand Puppets • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Melissa & Doug Jolly Helpers Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Construction Worker, Doctor, Police Officer, and Firefighter • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
Melissa & Doug Storybook Friends Hand Puppets (Set of 4) - Princess, Fairy, Mermaid, and Ballerina • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$145.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$178.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.42

Total project goal

$209.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$209.47

2 Donors

-$150.55

Donations toward project cost

-$135.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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