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Mrs. Amy Dinkelman from Cottonwd Hgts UT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through Play

Help me give my students fun and learning through dramatic play with food, pots, pans, grocery items, and dishes!

  • $179 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be teaching enthusiastic kindergarten students. Some of my students come from low-income families and some speak two languages. They are eager to learn and are excited when they master skills. The students benefit from hands-on learning experiences. As a kindergarten teacher, I am working hard to encourage parent involvement within our school. We are trying to build a community where parents and teachers work together to benefit each and every child. My goal is to let kindergarten be the launching point for their academic careers.

My Project

Children need to play. Children often learn best through play. This food, dishes, pots, pans, and other accessories will give my students the chance to express their creativity while learning. Dramatic play involves acting out real-world situations and taking on the roles of different characters. These materials will give my students more options when planning their dramatic play.

Dramatic play enforces literacy and oral language in our kindergarten students.

Children are naturally drawn to dramatic play, but our dramatic play center needs some serious help! Through the funding of this project, it is my hope to expand our dramatic play center and provide my students with quality materials to use during play.

Mrs. Amy Dinkelman
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
Melissa & Doug Slice-and-Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set, 28 Pieces, 10.5" H x 13.5" W x 3.25" L & Pizza Party Wooden Play Food (Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, and 5 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $35.46 1 $35.46
Kidzlane Durable Kids Play Dishes - Pretend Play Childrens Dish Set - 29 Piece with Drainer • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
iPlay, iLearn Kids Kitchen Accessories Playset, Pretend Play Cooking Set, Toy Pots N Pans, Cookware, Utensils, Vegetables, Gift for 3 4 5 Years Old Baby Infant Toddlers Boys Girls Children (White) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Melissa & Doug Favorite Condiments • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Play Circle by Battat – Pantry in a Bucket – Pretend Play Food Set and Storage Container with Lid – Realistic & Durable Toy Kitchen Accessories for Kids Ages 3 and Up (79 Pieces), Multicolor (PC2210Z) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Cans • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$120.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$151.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.82

Total project goal

$178.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$178.79

4 Donors

-$174.38

Donations toward project cost

-$151.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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