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  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Maddocks
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

It's Time to Develop our Language in Preschool

My students need supplies for our dramatic play area such as a new stove and sink set so they can learn to use their language while playing pretend.

My Students

My classroom is a preschool collaborative classroom where my special education students are fully integrated with general education students. Play and language development are both critical elements in our program.

All of my students have special needs and are also English language learners.

The development of language is a primary focus in our room since many of my students have language delays. Our students are also working on their social skills and their ability to play cooperatively with others. Some of my students are selectively mute and do not speak at school. For a couple of these students, the only time they will communicate with others is when they are playing pretend in our dramatic area. Our Early Education center is located in a low income area where many of our students may not have opportunities to play pretend with their peers when they are at home.

My Project

The materials I am requesting for our dramatic play area will motivate our students to play pretend with their peers and communicate with each other. The wood stove and sink set will motivate the students to play pretend and work cooperatively in our dramatic play area. We currently have a very old stove and sink set that are worn and missing several parts. The materials will provide the students with multiple opportunities to utilize their language while playing with one another.

Our budget is very limited and we do not have funding for all the materials that we need to create an environment that will effectively address the needs of my students.

These materials will offer increased opportunities to talk and communicate and therefore, will help address many of their annual goals and allow them the opportunity to increase their language skills. Furthermore, dramatic play develops a child's imagination, which, in turn develops their academic readiness.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DD704 - Lakeshore Hardwood Sink • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
DD703 - Lakeshore Hardwood Stove • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00

Materials cost

$398.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.01

Total project goal

$553.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$553.40

8 Donors

-$271.65

Donations toward project cost

-$232.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$279.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$237.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 34 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by First 5 LA and 9 other donors.

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