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Ms. Aldridge from Oklahoma City OK is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make It Real!

Help me give my students a pantry with pretend food for our dramatic play center!

  • $521 goal

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My Students

I teach kindergarten in an inner-city school with a wide mix of students from different backgrounds, ethnicities, economic levels, as well as varying degrees of parental support. All of my students deserve the best education possible and I'm doing my very best to get them the tools we need.

So many of my students come into my class far behind their peers, both academically and socially.

For many, it is their first time in a classroom setting. These students come in not knowing their letters or their letter sounds, knowing how to count, and many times can't even recognize their own name.

Our school is labeled Title I, which means that most of our families are low-income/poverty level. I will have students who don't know exactly where their next meal is coming from or where they're going to sleep that night.

I really do think that I have the best students in the world. They always try their best and work hard to learn everything they need in order to be ready for first grade.

My Project

My students have a kitchen in our dramatic play area and I want to give them a space to put our pantry items. Right now we are putting everything in the fridge which means it all goes in the same spot. I want to give them a pantry area where they can put things that don't have to go in the fridge. This seems unnecessary, but what it would mean for my students is now they will have to sort the food as they are putting it away, as well as know where it is when they are working on their recipes.

Having this pantry will actually make my dramatic play area more of a critical thinking area.

They will look at the food and make a judgment about whether it should be refrigerated or not. It will also help them understand the world around them by helping them understand the way grocery stores are set up and create a more realistic experience than simply playing in the kitchen!

Ms. Aldridge
Grades PreK-2

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC239 - Flex-Space 3-Shelf Binder Storage Center - Modern Maple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
Melissa & Doug Play Wooden Fridge Food Set, 9 Pieces • School Specialty $29.24 1 $29.24
Melissa & Doug Pantry Play Food Set, 9 Pieces • School Specialty $23.99 1 $23.99
Melissa & Doug Let's Play House! Grocery Boxed Items, 10 Pieces • School Specialty $17.17 1 $17.17

Materials cost

$369.40

Vendor shipping charges

$7.04

Sales tax

$30.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$442.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.02

Total project goal

$520.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$520.11

1 Donor

-$173.36

Donations toward project cost

-$147.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.00

match offer

-$346.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$294.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.01

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$0.00

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