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  • $170 goal

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Mrs. Willner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Lets Learn How to Play Today!

My students need a small dollhouse, people and a board game.

My Students

My students have a huge interest in dolls and acting out experiences but the lack of resources and toys have made it difficult. You can make it possible for the students to participate.

I am a School Psychologist in a low-income NYC special needs school.

I work in a elementary and middle school. Around 99% of my students receive free or reduced lunch and come from low socioeconomic status. My students all have special needs. We work hard to give the students' skills to prepare them for being as independent as they can be. We have students with autism, cognitive delays, emotional difficulties and other genetic disorders.

My Project

Dramatic play help to build their social/emotional and play skills. Dramatic play also increases the conversation going on. I would like to add some dolls to foster interaction and language. With the right toys, and some guidance from myself, I hope to build their language skills and social skills through play. Young children learn best through play, and the social and dramatic play center is a great tool for integrating play across the curriculum. Furthermore, the students will be talking about, reading about, and playing to better understand what makes up different kinds of families. Dramatic play expands a child's awareness of self in relation to others and the environment

I would love to add a dollhouse and more dolls to our dramatic play center to enhance their pretend play.

By adding multicultural dolls to our "family play," students will be able use dolls that represent both their own and other diverse family situations. My students will feel excitement, pride and a strong connection to their play when they are able to role-play family life that looks and acts familiar.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Talking, Feeling and Doing Game • Amazon $54.95 1 $54.95
Melissa & Doug Fold & Go Dollhouse • Amazon $37.32 1 $37.32
AA203 - Lakeshore Block Play People - 8-Piece Hispanic Family • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$112.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$143.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.40

Total project goal

$169.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$169.34

1 Donor

-$169.34

Donations toward project cost

-$143.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 60 students.

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