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Mrs. Clanton from Birmingham AL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can Be It! Learning Thru Pretend Play

Help me give my students dress up clothes to teach appropriate social skills.

  • $517 goal

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My Students

I teach an Early Childhood Education for the Handicapped classroom. Basically, we serve any child in Kindergarten, First or Second Grade with any handicapping condition. We have children with Autism, Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

In addition to having special needs, our children attend a Title I school (most families are below poverty level) which means that many of our students lack early childhood experiences that lay the foundation for learning.

Our children can and do learn when we provide them with experiences that utilize their senses and appeal to their past limited learning opportunities.

My Project

My Students

Very young children with disabilities need to have multiple opportunities to learn daily living and social skills.

Through previous projects, our class obtained a complete pretend play kitchen. The children are thrilled! They are learning how to pretend play, interact with each other and how to play cooperatively!

My Project

Our new Pretend Play Kitchen quickly became all of the children’s favorite center to play in! Their interest and enthusiasm has remained high and the kitchen remains their favorite center. We need to expand the kitchen with dolls and dress up clothes to enhance their play. The language and social skills opportunities that will become available as the children dress up and role play are numerous to count! Children learn by imitating what they see. Research has proven this time and time again. If our children are not taught how to pretend play, they will not learn these critical skills.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Backyard Safari Cargo Vest • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Tigerdoe Dress up Clothes - 7 Pc Set - Pretend Play School Set - Career Costume Set - Role Play Costume for Kids - Occupation Costumes • Amazon Business $22.19 2 $44.38
Kids Doctor Dress up Surgeon Costume Set, 8/10, Royal • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Chef Set Apron and Hat Youth White • Amazon Business $12.98 3 $38.94
ReliBeauty Little Girls Layered Princess Belle Costume Dress up with Accessories, Yellow, 7-8 • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Basket of Babies MTC-13 Creative Minds Plush, 6 Piece Set For All Ages • Amazon Business $28.68 1 $28.68
Lazu Superhero Dress Up Costumes 7 Satin Capes with Felt Masks (r6) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Kids Doctor Dress up Surgeon Costume Set, 8/10, Purple • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Marvel Education 136 Pretend Play Hispanic Family Set of 8 Figures • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Marvel Education Co MTC-125 Marvel Education African American Family Doll Set • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Marvel Pretend Play Family - Caucasian Dolls - Set of 8 • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Quality Child Cowboy Costume Hat WithFREE Cotton Paisley Bandanna - Child Pink Blinking Pink Tiara Cowboy Hat with Pink bandana • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Novelty Felt Cowboy Sheriff's Hat - Fun Party Outfit Costume with Gold Braid for Halloween, Office Parties • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Backyard Safari Mini Lantern • Amazon Business $5.82 1 $5.82

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