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Ms. Black from Harvest AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hey! What's Cooking!

My students need materials for our new dramatic play centers in order to help them learn how to work together and use their imaginations.

  • $262 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have nineteen wonderful kindergartners! I have had the privilege of teaching them for the past semester. They are smart, loving, and precious. This class wants to learn new things. They want each of their classmates to do their very best. I have taught kindergarten for twenty-three years, and each class inspires me to be a better teacher and person.

Each year, I am so excited to welcome a new class of students.

This is their first year in "big kids" school, so they want to learn everything. They come from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Some student's families are self-sufficient and others benefit from a free or reduced lunch and our backpack food program.

The beginning of the school year in Kindergarten, as Forrest Gump would say, " is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you are going to get!" Some students will begin the school year with previous educational experiences and for others they will be experiencing learning for the very first time. Either way, they are all eager to learn!

My Project

Each day we do literacy and math centers. During center time students are actively engaged in various learning activities. I would like incorporate new dramatic play centers such as a kitchen, a grocery store, and restaurants. Dramatic play helps children explore different roles and situations through playing with items and tools that adults use in every day life.

Dramatic play provides opportunities for students to work together to build social skills and develop good manners.

I plan to add things like grocery advertisements, shopping list pads, pencils, menus, guest checks, cash registers, calculators, and role playing items. These dramatic play centers will help students communicate and develop oral language and mathematical vocubulary. Help me help these students by giving whatever amount you can. Your donation will help to provide our dramatic play centers with pretend food, cooking items, and restaurant materials. I know this will make a huge difference in my classroom.

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

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Melissa & Doug Top and Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Mojo Education 125781 Latino Play Foods • Amazon Business $23.53 1 $23.53
Melissa & Doug Order Up! Diner Play Set with Play Food (53 pcs) - Be Cook, Server, or Customer • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
25Pcs Cookware Pretend Play Toy Kitchen Sets in Suitcase Educational Kitchenware Cooking Toy • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Pretend Play Food Ice Cream - Toy Food Desserts Cake - Play Tea set - with Beautiful Storage Box | Great for any Toy Kitchen Set or for Birthday Party • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Melissa & Doug Store & Serve Snack Food Set Play • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Felt Food Sandwich Play Food Set (33 pcs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Melissa & Doug Press and Serve Wooden Waffle Set (23 pcs) - Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$175.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$222.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.25

Total project goal

$261.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$261.64

2 Donors

-$211.64

Donations toward project cost

-$179.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.75

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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