You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Mortvedt from Lakewood CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning As We Play!

My students need a new kitchen for our dramatic play area!

  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day, full of love, eager to learn, and excited for what is in store for them for the day.

Our school serves students K-6 and provides rigorous academics, talented teachers, and a safe learning environment.

Our goal as a school is to "get better every day."

I teach our youngest learners at an elementary school in Colorado! Kindergarteners need so much time to play, explore, and learn about the world around them! Unfortunately, we don't always have all of the classroom materials that we need to make this happen. Please help support my classroom and please help to enrich our learning environment for our young learners!

My Project

As standards and educational demands increase on our students, the idea of dramatic play is quickly becoming a practice of the past. Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play, children learn how to learn. Decades of research tells us that play is an essential part of children's healthy growth and development.

Early childhood experts have long agreed that young children who are provided with rich play-based learning environments excel in all domains of development and learning.

Adding a kitchen to our dramatic play area would benefit the children in many ways.

Play helps children increase their memory, critical thinking skills, self-regulation, social skills, oral language skills, literacy skills, mathematical and problem-solving skills, and lays the foundation for all academic learning. Play is truly the work of children. Please help bring play back into our Kindergarten classroom!

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Mortvedt is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set, White • Amazon Business $189.99 1 $189.99

Materials cost

$189.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.47

Total project goal

$276.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$276.47

7 Donors

-$266.46

Donations toward project cost

-$226.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.96

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Lakewood","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3611661],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3464172,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/learning-as-we-play/3464172/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":27,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Mortvedt","authorIds":{"3611661":{"owner":"Ms. Mortvedt","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3464172],"proposalHash":"-2074115925","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3611661_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1501194187448","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":19,"teacherChallengeId":20803544,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3611661,"schoolCounty":"Jefferson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CO","name":"Colorado"}}