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Mrs. Cockburn
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Language Development Through Puppetry

My students need a variety of colorful puppets.

My Students

My students have delayed speech and language skills, and are working hard to become better communicators.

I work with 62 creative and motivated speech and language impaired students who are identified as Communication Disordered.

They are hard working students who attend an urban arts focus elementary school, grades kindergarten through fifth. Some of my students are in self contained classrooms and other students are in regular education classrooms and receive special education support.

My Project

My students will work on improving their language skills by writing and performing puppet shows. These puppet shows will incorporate scripts that have been written together targeting their communication goals. These goals will include word meaning and grammar forms along with targeted sounds they are working on in articulation therapy. Social language skills will also be reinforced by role playing appropriate ways to interact with each other using the people puppets.

Having a set of colorful puppets for my students to create and retell stories to practice their targeted language skills will help them become better communicators.

These motivating puppets will also allow my students to role play social language situations.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Horse Puppet • Amazon $35.92 1 $35.92
Large Raccoon Puppet 21" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $32.89 1 $32.89
Elephant Puppet 27" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $30.76 1 $30.76
Grizzly Bear 15" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $29.99 1 $29.99
Lion Puppet • Amazon $28.97 1 $28.97
''Bobby'', 14In Glove Puppet, Peach -Affordable Gift for your Little One! Item #DSPU-SP3701 • Amazon $26.44 1 $26.44
''Katie'', 14In Glove Puppet, Peach -Affordable Gift for your Little One! Item #DSPU-SP3521 • Amazon $25.94 1 $25.94
Lamb Puppet 17" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $23.55 1 $23.55
Folkmanis Chicken • Amazon $22.48 1 $22.48
Folkmanis Chicken • Amazon $22.48 1 $22.48
Gray Squirrel Puppet • Amazon $21.64 1 $21.64
Goat Puppet • Amazon $21.42 1 $21.42
Cow Puppet 15" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $20.99 1 $20.99
Folkmanis Puppet Beaver • Amazon $18.91 1 $18.91
Piglet Puppet 15" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $18.53 1 $18.53
Small Red Fox Puppet 15" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $16.40 1 $16.40
Melissa & Doug King Puppet • Amazon $16.29 1 $16.29
Yellow Duck Puppet 10" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $14.48 1 $14.48
Porcupine Hand Puppet • Amazon $13.72 1 $13.72
Hedgehog Puppet • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
Brown Mouse Puppet 8" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $11.90 1 $11.90
Little Turtle Puppet 7" by Folkmanis Puppets • Amazon $10.29 1 $10.29
Hamster Hand Puppet • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 1 $8.46

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This project will reach 65 students.

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