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Ms. Rybak from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Go to the Vet!

Help me give my students a vet play center for dramatic play including a medical kit, costume, stuffed animals, laminate film, storage boxes and lots of books!

  • $386 goal

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My Students

Twenty excited kindergartners burst through my door every school day! Our fast-paced schedule is jam-packed with songs, games, and activities as we learn to read, write and count. At this young age, children are full of curiosity and brimming with enough energy to power the whole city!

I teach in a high-poverty, inner-city public school in Indianapolis.

We are a Title I school with 100% free breakfast, lunch, and snack services for our students. Our school has classes from pre-K through sixth grade. Most of my kindergarteners are English language learners. Our classroom is a wonderful place. When you walk in, you can always hear the busy hum of children in both English and Spanish as they work with each other. Our classroom is an inclusion classroom, and one of my favorite things about teaching is hearing my students help, encourage, and care for their peers with special needs. Throughout the year, we work hard each and every single day. We laugh and learn together, cheer on each other's accomplishments, and encourage each other when the work seems too tough.

My Project

As part of our series on community helpers, I would like to transform our dramatic play center into a veterinarian's office.

Kindergarteners learn best through play!

And what better way to explore potential careers than to act them out?

In order to set up dramatic play as a veterinarian's office we will need a vet dress up set, medical kit, stuffed animals, laminating sleeves, and lots of books as well as storage bins and labeling tape to keep things organized.

Once set up, students will be able to use their imagination to play vet! Through this type of play they are learning about goods and services, community helpers, and career options. Their vocabulary will be expanded and their pre-writing skills will be practiced as they tell stories. They will work on writing and math as they write prescriptions and bills. Most importantly, the will be learning through a fun, developmentally appropriate manner which allows them to learn cooperative social skills. Play is the most valuable experience in an early childhood classroom!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sterilite 14467406 18 Gallon/68 Liter Latch and Carry, True Blue Lid and Base with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $77.82 1 $77.82
HH718 - Pet Vet Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
LC804 - Veterinarian Costume • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Brother P-touch ~1" (0.94") , TZe251, Black on White Standard Laminated Tape - 26.2 ft. (8m) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
Sally Goes to the Vet • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
Kingdom Kuddles Plush Calico Cat Pixel- Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Busy People: Vet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Caring for Your Pets: A Book About Veterinarians (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Kingdom Kuddles Golden Plush Hamster Henry-Stuffed Animal • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Veterinarians (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Let's Meet a Veterinarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Meet the Vet (People Around Town) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
What Happens at a Vet's Office? (Where People Work) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Veterinarians Help (Our Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Vet (First Time (Childs Play)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pet Vet, The (Real Kids Readers) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Biscuit Visits the Doctor • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I Want To Be A Vet • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
DK Readers: Animal Hospital (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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