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  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Independent Centers Please!!!

My students need dress up costumes and puzzles to increase the enjoyment of their independent choice time.

My Students

Help us with our creative play. Isn't it frustrating when you want to pretend you are a firefighter and the jacket has a hole in it? Or, when you want to put a puzzle together and you just can't find the pieces? Our students want to enjoy their creative time but just can't without the supplies.

My students are in a developmental kindergarten class in a low income area.

We are a Title One school with the most dedicated teachers I have ever seen. Last year we worked so hard to improve our API score and were very successful; it went up over 50 points! The students are all very hardworking and for many, this is their first experience in a classroom setting. I would love to make school even easier for them by supplying them with the items necessary to make their day that much easier, and to also make learning fun. These are the most eager 5 year old children I have ever worked with!

My Project

I am hoping for dramatic play costumes because our students really love to enjoy pretend play. I think it is so important for children this age to be able to think imaginatively, and to have ways to express their creativity. I also feel that having these career costumes will show students how important it is to work hard in school so that they can be successful career minded adults. I also have requested the class puzzle collection because I feel that it can improve the hand eye coordination and fine motor skills of these young children. Students will be able to put together a puzzle (without any missing pieces), which will improve their coordination and strengthen their deductive reasoning skills, all while learning about different subjects, and having fun!

These two items will really broaden the choices that my students will have when they are choosing which center time activity they will use.

I am hoping that the creative play will also carry over into the home and the students will learn how to express their creativity in different ways.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AA180 - Classroom Classics Puzzle Collection with Rack • Lakeshore Learning $229.00 1 $229.00
Dramatic Play Costumes (Set of 5) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $150.46 1 $150.46

Materials cost

$379.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$454.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.27

Total project goal

$535.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$535.14

2 Donors

-$515.14

Donations toward project cost

-$437.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.27

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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