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Ms. Levorson from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Dramatic Play!

My students need access to dramatic play items, puppets, dolls, costumes and blocks in order to learn about the world around them and how to interact in it. Dramatic play offers children opportunities to use their imagination and learn!

  • $701 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are an energetic and amazing group of three to five year olds who are all learning how to be in school for the first time. My classroom is an early childhood special education classroom with a specific focus on children identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder.

My student's skills range greatly across the span of development and we strive to build educational opportunities that meet the needs of all of our students.

My student's typically have the greatest needs in the areas of communication, social emotional development and social communication skills. In our classroom we work hard to learn the routines and rituals of being in a school environment, we learn how to effectively communicate our wants and needs, and we learn how to interact and play with peers.

We want to lay the groundwork and functional skill development to prepare them for successful school experiences when they enter kindergarten.

My Project

My students need direct instruction on how to learn through play. Dramatic play is a way for our students to start to learn to use their imaginations. Often, my students like to play with the same toy in the same way. In our classroom, it is our goal to help them learn how to use toys in different ways, and in ways that support their use of problem solving, imagination, and connection to real life situations.

Using hand puppets and dolls, dress up clothes, blocks and kitchen props will help my students learn to play in new and different ways.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my awesome students and the work we are doing!

Ms. Levorson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COSTUME ROLE PLAY SET OF 4 • School Specialty $121.19 1 $121.19
DOLLS ETHNIC 13'' SET OF 8 • School Specialty $99.99 1 $99.99
DELUXE JUMBO CARDBOARD BLOCKS, SET OF 40 • School Specialty $37.84 1 $37.84
BLOCKS BUILDING BRICKS SET OF 60 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
BAKING PLAY, SET OF 20 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
SMART WOMAN PUPPET - SET OF 9 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
LETS PLAY HOUSE! DUST, SWEEP AND MOP, SET OF 6 • School Specialty $28.39 1 $28.39
PRETEND AND PLAY PRO CHEF SET • School Specialty $20.80 1 $20.80
JOLLY HELPERS HAND PUPPETS, SET OF 4 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
FARM FRIENDS HAND PUPPETS, SET OF 4 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
DELUXE TOOL BELT, SET OF 14 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
LET'S PLAY HOUSE! GROCERY BASKET, SET OF 9 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
LETS PLAY HOUSE! WASH AND DRY DISH SET, SET OF 25 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95
FROZEN TREATS PLAY, SET OF 24 • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95

Materials cost

$507.08

Vendor shipping charges

$50.71

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$595.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.07

Total project goal

$700.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$700.47

7 Donors

-$371.33

Donations toward project cost

-$329.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.76

Matching donations from our partners

-$312.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$265.83

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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