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Ms. Dale from Greensboro NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Life Skills and Social Skills Through Dramatic Play

My students need play food, dishes, and other kitchen essentials to instill creativity and promote language and play skills.

  • $383 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am currently teaching in a Pre-K classroom with 6-8 children. My students range in age from 3 to 5 years old and have moderate to severe developmental delays with many being nonverbal.

My students are like sponges and absorb everything they are exposed to throughout the day.

They are full of life and have a desire to learn. They discover new things each and every day and we use every opportunity as a teaching moment.

My students are very visual learners and need to be able to have materials that are great for their age & brightly colored in order for them to learn the best. These materials and items would allow us to enhance their learning.

My Project

Pretend play is crucial in the development of young children. It helps students build essential developmental, executive functioning, and social-emotional skills. In our Pre-K classroom, students work together at learning areas to express their knowledge of concepts and skills. The play food, dishes, and other kitchen essentials selected for this project will be useful for our dramatic play center.

We will need toy food, dishes, and other kitchen essentials to instill creativity and promote language and play skills.

My students will get to pretend cook and perform everyday tasks in our classroom kitchen.

As O. Fred Donaldson once said, "Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn." Please help me provide my students with the materials they need to play...so they can learn to play.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM365 - Best-Buy Play Food Assortment • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FA415X - Kid-Safe Appliances - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
CR634 - Let’s Go Shopping! Cash Register • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH919 - Lakeshore Grocery Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LA427 - Best-Buy Kitchen Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
HH642 - Indestructible Pots & Pans Playset • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR959 - Let’s Go Shopping Grocery Baskets - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$269.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.36

Total project goal

$382.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$382.39

5 Donors

-$185.78

Donations toward project cost

-$167.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.68

match offer

-$185.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$157.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.81

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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