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Mrs. Barnard from Springfield IL is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Imaginations Soar in Dramatic Play!

Help me give my students new dress-up clothes for our Dramatic Play Center.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a large Kindergarten class of nearly 30 students. Our mobility rate is incredibly high so students are in and out throughout the school year. The students in my class are curious and fun. They are eager to come to school and learn everything they can. They are mostly from low-income families but have strong ideas and opinions for little kindergarteners.

Curious, enthusiastic, and creative; my students are eager to immerse themselves in learning.

One of my goals is to provide a safe, comfortable, and loving home away from home so that my students can learn as much as they can while they are in our room. I can do that with your help.

My Project

There is a big misunderstanding that when children are playing, they aren't learning. This couldn't be any less true. Play allows children to apply things they know about the world through their powerful imaginations. In addition, play is incredibly language-rich, promoting not only social-emotional learning but increasing exposure in all curricular areas. According to the report, Crisis in Kindergarten, the power of play as the engine of learning in early childhood and as a vital force for young children’s physical, social, and emotional development is beyond question, yet play is rapidly disappearing from kindergarten and early education as a whole.

Help me bring back the power of play in my Kindergarten classroom.

All children deserve a chance to grown and learn in play-based experiences. You can help me make that happen.

Mrs. Barnard
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Set of 3 Rescue Costumes Fireman Police & Doctor with Hats & Over 15 Accessories • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Born Toys Deluxe Premium Washable Dress up Trunk Set.Explorer kit,Garden Set, Scientist Costume,Dr or Vet Costume and Kits for Children 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 $34.99 1 $34.99
Melissa & Doug Chef Role-Play Costume Set (Pretend Play, Materials, Machine-Washable, 17.5” H x 24” W x 0.75” L) • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Melissa & Doug Server Role Play Costume Dress-Up Set with Realistic Accessories • Amazon Business $23.27 1 $23.27
Disney Princess 4315 Rapunzel Explore Your World Dress, Size: 4-6x, Purple/ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Dreaming Dress Up Clothes for Boys, Superhero Capes for Kids Party Supplies Set for Boys 2019 Superhero Costumes for Boys TGUSPF04 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$209.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.88

Total project goal

$285.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.88

5 Donors

-$285.88

Donations toward project cost

-$243.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.88

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$0.00

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