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Ms. Hamel from Lawrence MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Guided Play

Help me give my students the social skills and imaginative play they need. Dramatic play is a large part of developing problem solving and social skills. The career costume set will allow the students to do just that!

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At our school, we serve Pre-K and K students from a low income community. Many of the students have never been in a school setting before. Often the students speak another language other than English. The students face struggles with poverty, relocation, and language on a daily basis.

The students quickly learn academics, social skills, and many other skills necessary for the classroom, and at home.

Our job is not only to educate these students, but also help them grow as individuals and to create a safe and nurturing place for them.

My Project

This year we are creating a more developmentally appropriate curriculum for our Pre-K students. We will be focusing less on paper and pencil tasks and allowing for more opportunities to learn social skills and problem solving skills through guided play.

Dramatic play allows the students to use their imaginations, learn about different family dynamics (and other social skills) as well as learn to problem solve on their own.

Children are naturally curious and we as teachers need to foster that! These dramatic play items will make a big difference for my students who may have never had the opportunity to explore with these items at home.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC890X - Lakeshore Career Costume Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
DD470X - Lakeshore Washable Baby Dolls - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $74.99 1 $74.99
AZ985 - Push-Button Play Phone • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$438.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.92

Total project goal

$559.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.48

8 Donors

-$528.81

Donations toward project cost

-$475.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.67

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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