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Mrs. Richards from Hayden CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindergarteners Learn Through Play!

Help me give my students dramatic play items like to build social and creative thinking skills!

  • $225 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a rural community of about 2,000 residents. They may not realize it, yet, but they are growing and learning in a very supportive and tight-knit community that cares about each of them.

In my classroom, I have 18 kindergartners of varying social, emotional, and academic needs.

They are creative, clever, and spontaneous! They have so much excitement for school and learning; it makes my job so enjoyable! My students are unique individuals with unlimited potential. It is my job to ignite their excitement for learning so they can reach their full potential!

My Project

Play is the vehicle that develops so many important skills in young learners. These skills include; creativity, language, problem-solving skills, social skills, and motor skills. My students need a dollhouse, pretend play money, and a play tree house to develop these skills in the classroom during center time. The doll house will encourage development of social and emotional skills,The tree house building blocks will encourage creative thinking and problem solving. Students will use the pretend play money to play store and restaurant.

The play materials requested will encourage students to integrate all of these skills which is key to cognitive development.

In my classroom, I believe in developing the whole child. This means meeting my kids' needs both academically and socially. Incorporating purposeful play in the classroom allows me to accomplish this goal. Thank you for understanding the importance of play and supporting my students!

Mrs. Richards
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH238 - Treehouse Imagination Builders • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Mini Dollhouse (Portable Wooden Dollhouse, Working Doors, Sturdy Carrying Handles, 10.4” H × 11.9” W × 16.7” L) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
LC887 - Lakeshore Classroom Money Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Hape Family Pets Wooden Doll House Animals • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Melissa & Doug Wooden Doll Family (Pretend Play, 7 Pieces) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$148.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.53

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$190.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.65

Total project goal

$224.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$224.36

2 Donors

-$113.00

Donations toward project cost

-$96.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.95

Matching donations from our partners

-$111.36

Match offers toward project cost

-$94.66

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.70

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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