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Mrs. Castleman from Anaheim CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarten Puppet Show

Help me give my students avenues to practice language and story retelling skills. They need storytelling kits and puppets.

  • $917 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my Anaheim students come from low-income households. They are shy and quiet. It can really be a challenge for them to communicate since most of them are second language learners.

They love school, discovering new things, and finding new ways to share their thoughts and ideas.

It is the beginning of the year, and we are getting to know each other. My students beam with pride when classmates listen and show interest in their ideas, thoughts, and lives.

My Project

These books, puppets, and props will continue to enhance the language-rich classroom that I have created for my students. My classroom is a place where my students are learning to be more comfortable communicating with each other. They really enjoy independent language time when they can retell stories together and practice language that we have learned throughout the day. All of these books and retelling props have been chosen with my students in mind-I will be reading these stories to them throughout the year. Students will be able to choose which stories they want to retell and act out, which will help them continue to enjoy independent language time.

With these books, puppets, and retelling props, my students will be able to choose from a variety of resources to practice language and build their confidence in speaking.

For many, this will also foster comfort in speaking a new language.

The best way to increase language development is to speak more, and these books, puppets, and props will continue to help my students grow stronger language skills which will lead to success in all areas of learning for their entire lives.

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

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LA960X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
GG265X - Let’s Talk! Storytelling Puppets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LA955X - Lakeshore Storytelling Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
LC260X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
LC270X - Storytelling Puppets - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

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