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. Courtney Jaynes from Carbondale CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Get Dramatic!

Help me give my students the opportunity to break through the walls of reality, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, and dramatize situations and actions to go along with their chosen roles!

  • $1,072 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school with a high ELL population. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. It is my goal to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences while also holding them to a high level of standards.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

They like to move, they love to be read to, they love to try new things, and they love lots of positive attention. From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom, I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. By controlling their experience in the classroom in a creative and positive way, I hope to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.

My Project

It's time to begin updating the dramatic play center in our classroom! With the understanding that dramatic play encourages children to resolve conflict, consider alternative perspectives and recognize the various roles and responsibilities individuals have in our society, it is my dream to provide students with a variety of worlds to explore while in the classroom.

Dramatic play is an integral part of a child's social, emotional, and cognitive development.

With this project, my student's will be exposed to a "home center" environment as well as a "bakery center." I have chosen a variety of foods, dolls, and clothes for the students to explore and pretend with in order to make certain that their own home culture is represented.

I am incredibly excited to get these centers up and running for the remainder of the school year! Thank you so much for your consideration.

Ms. Courtney Jaynes
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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

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. Courtney Jaynes is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR900X - Let’s Go Shopping Food Baskets - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $115.00 1 $115.00
Loveable 20" Doll Clothes • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.06 1 $44.06
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Deluxe Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Play Set - The Original Kids Toy, 15 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys – Best for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Year Olds • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Odelia Kids Chef Hat Apron - Kitchen Cooking Baking Wear (S 2-5 Year, Red) • Amazon Business $12.98 3 $38.94
International Bread Set with Basket • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Melissa & Doug Smoothie Maker Blender Set (Helps Develop Motor and Social Skills, 24 Pieces) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Eco-Friendly Dish Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.96 1 $26.96
Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta (Pretend Play, Felt Kitchen Set, Easy to Use, 50+ Piece Set, 10” H x 9” W x 3” L, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $26.42 1 $26.42
JC Toys Lots to Cuddle Babies African American 20-Inch Purple Soft Body Baby Doll and Accessories Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
JC Toys ‘Lots to Cuddle Babies’ 20-Inch Pink Soft Body Baby Doll and Accessories Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Melissa & Doug Fill & Fold Taco & Tortilla Set (Play Food, Sliceable Wooden Mexican Play Food, Skillet & More, 43 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $23.40 1 $23.40
Melissa & Doug Wooden Make-a-Cake Mixer Set (Kitchen Toy, Numbered Turning Dials, Encourages Creative Thinking, 11-Piece Set, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
JC Toys, La Baby Hispanic 20-inch Soft Body in Purple Play Doll - For Children 2 Years Or Older, Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Melissa & Doug Brew & Serve Wooden Coffee Maker Set (12 Pieces, Frustration-Free Packaging, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Smart Counting Cookies, Counting, Sorting, 13 Piece Set, Ages 2+ • Amazon Business $19.77 1 $19.77
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Baking Spice Set • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Sandwich Making Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.86 1 $18.86
Imagination Generation Baker's Dozen Wooden Donuts, 13 Assorted Colorful Wood Eats! Pastries • Amazon Business $18.78 1 $18.78
Melissa & Doug Slice-and-Bake Wooden Cookie Play Food Set, Pretend Play, Materials, 28 Pieces, 10.5" H x 13.5" W x 3.25" L • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Baker's Mart Ingredient Set | Wooden Play Food Baking Groceries | Includes Baking Soda, Chocolate, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Flour, Sprinkles, Butter and Egg | Pretend Play Food Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Fridge Food Wooden Play Food Set, The Original (Pretend Play, Hand-Painted Wood, Sturdy Construction, 9 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Melissa & Doug Triple-Layer Party Cake (Wooden Play Food, Tiered Wooden Cake, Self-Sticking Tabs, Sturdy Construction, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $17.84 1 $17.84
Melissa & Doug Store and Serve Frozen Food Resealable Cloth Bags With Wooden Play Food. • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Melissa & Doug Food Groups - Wooden Play Food, The Original (Pretend Play, 21 Hand-Painted Wooden Pieces and 4 Crates, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Kids Toy Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Pantry Food Set (Wooden Play Food, Pretend Play, Hand-Painted Wood, Sturdy Construction, 9 Pieces, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and Up) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa & Doug Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set (Pretend Play, Colorful Wooden Play-Food Set, Materials, 25 Pieces, 13” H x 10.4” W x 3” L) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Simple Joys by Carter's Baby Girls' 7-Pack Flannel Receiving Blankets, Floral/Pink/Mint/Lemon/Dino, One Size • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Cell Phones (Set of 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Melissa & Doug 5-Piece Favorite Condiments Play Food Set • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Melissa & Doug Condiments Set (5 pcs) - Play Food, Stainless Steel Caddy • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Melissa & Doug Bread and Butter Toaster Set (9 pcs) - Wooden Play Food and Kitchen Accessories • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Stir & Serve Cooking Utensils, The Original (7 Pieces, Stainless Steel, Wooden Construction, Great Gift for Girls & Boys - Kids Toy Best for 3, 4, 5, 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
StillCool 6pcs Wooden Easter Eggs Yolk Pretend Children Play Kitchen Game Food Kids Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Grocery Cans (Pretend Play, Pop-Off Lids, Sturdy Cardboard Construction, 10 Cans, Great Gift for Girls and Boys - Best for 3, 4, 5, and 6 Year Olds) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Sweet Baby Disappearing Magic Bottles - Includes 1 Milk, 1 Juice Bottle with Pacifier for Baby Doll • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$816.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$52.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$911.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$160.78

Total project goal

$1,071.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,071.87

2 Donors

-$929.09

Donations toward project cost

-$911.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$142.78

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":"Carbondale","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2509583],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4771731,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-get-dramatic/4771731/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":20,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Courtney Jaynes","authorIds":{"2509583":{"owner":"Ms. Courtney Jaynes","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4771731],"proposalHash":"2057221100","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2509583_orig.jpg?crop=2316,2316,x0,y355&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1598469162381","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20470915,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjUwOTU4Mw==","Mjc0Mzg2Mw=="],"teacherId":2509583,"schoolCounty":"Garfield","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CO","name":"Colorado"}}